- Apr 20, 2009
Wow you have quite the predicament! But you are blessed to have these great schools to choose from. NOVA is great from what I hear and seems to be the favorite from your list as of now, but to live in Florida is very expensive. Also Cali is expensive, Louisville is the cheapest area to live. But weight out all of your options such as cost of living, tuition, fees, location, facilities, and the faculty you came in contact with. All of the schools are great, so make a decision you will be happy with, not what everyone tells you to do on SDN even though this is your best source for info. Go with your heart after some serious thought and research. Good luck and congrats!!
I'd go with Nova or Lousiville NOT USC bec I heard their PBL is pretty brutal...
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Yeah I'm thinking Louisville, because the people there were incredibly friendly and I felt very comfortable. It seems that the students are very happy and staff are there to help you succeed. Plus the 46 million renovations are a plus.
I was wowed by Nova's virtual sim lab. Very cool.
RedDevilDDS you are hardcore checking SDN via phone
With all this in mind, my #1 choice would be "NOVA."-Louisville
>Horrible weather (85% humidity)
>Relative high tuition
>Low cost of living
>Add to that the cost of living in LA
>Campus located in a horrible neighborhood
>PBL (Problem Based Learning)
>Not much good news has been coming out of their dental school lately. In fact, they had some problems with the ADEA couple of years ago.
>On the bright side, you get to be part of the "Trojan Family" which definitely comes handy, when you start looking for a job, specially in the LA area.
>Relatively new school--This is important!! They haven't had any of their student taking the NB exams yet! So, really, there's no evidence of how their students perform on the NB's which means there's really no evidence of how good of an education you'll get there.