However, aiming to do premed, I know that cost is still a very important factor.

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I got admitted into Ohio State's Honors Program, which could avert some of the largeness of OSU. Everyone knows the Ivy League schools are great for pre-meds, but awesome pre-med colleges are found throughout the country. Course plans will vary based on each student’s previously completed coursework. )

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Your objective is to graduate with the highest GPA and MCAT scores you can and have money left to pay for Med School. Even aspiring doctors (and their parents) don't always realize that "pre-med" is rarely a major. In the 2020-2021 academic year, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine serves 657 MD students. Northwestern University. I don't think I'm revisiting though. The best pre-med schools in the United States tend to be large comprehensive universities with their own medical schools and close proximity to teaching and research hospitals. Chicago is very much like that.

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Northwestern is stronger than Tufts in terms of the reputation in academia of its premedical program and the placement of their students in to top medical schools. Internship: 8-week paid internship, Monday-Thursday. Exclusively for students who plan to become physicians. The Fletcher library (Ginn) is a kept secret which is extremely gorgeous and quiet as well.

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Internship opportunities will be great in both places. Both great schools.

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Haha sorry I have no advice, just my sympathies. Instead, most colleges and universities offer students the opportunity to take "pre-med" classes in preparation for applying to medical school.These classes, drawn from several different majors, will allow students to meet the entry requirements at all medical schools.

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My next post, which got delayed due to the fact that my family spent the holiday weekend in the Chicago suburbs, probably would have clarified my intent.

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To get right to the point, I see three objective differences between the two cities that need to be mentioned:

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The first is that the public transportation system in Chicago runs 24x7 while the public transportation system in Boston shuts down at 1AM. Clinical observation and project work. Among the worst websites on the internet.

Hi everyone, so decisions season is over and for me it's come down to OSU or NU. It's all about collaboration, here. As many Jumbos will say, Tufts kids are competitive with themselves, but not with their peers. I would not spend $100,000 more for NU. Are professors at one school generally regarded more highly than at the other?

, Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/admissions/nupsp/index.html">http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/admissions/nupsp/index.html</a. Foreign language at Tufts is definitely one of it's strong points--and it's really easy to go abroad here (even on a non-Tufts abroad program), so keep that in mind, too. For someone on the premed track, saving money and getting good grades should be the priority during undergrad. I visited Tufts this October, but only for a few hours for a tour and info session, so I didn't really explore as much as I would've liked. It is primarily intended for students considering a medical degree or PhD following college.

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Northwestern is absolutely the better of the two universities, BUT it is hard to justify spending an additional $100,000 considering that your family is middle class. To put this in context, if you were to overlay Evanston and Chicago onto Massachusetts aligning the southernmost parts of the two cities, Evanston would land somewhere near Salem, New Hampshire.

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It is also important to recognize that people seeking entertainment in the Chicago area do not go to “Chicago”, they go to “Downtown Chicago”, which starts about 13 miles from All I am finding is medical schools and I have to go to a pre-med school before I go to medical school. But, as you said, it's really just personal preference.

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And... there you go! But if you like sports, there's no comparison between D1 and DIII. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Are the rates of medical school placement better at one over the other? If you want to become a physician, choosing the right pre-med college is incredibly important. Check out if there are things such as "pre-medical colleges" at the College Confidential blog. Ok checked on Google maps, it's a half hour drive, 1 hour train ride to downtown Chicago from Northwestern. Premedicine Completion Program Required Courses. We also have an inter-library loan system with a bunch of schools in the area, so you won't have any problem accessing the sources that you need.

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In terms of school spirit in athletics, Northwestern is a clear winner. When I visited Tufts the students I interacted with appeared genuinely happy to be there and they were all very open and welcoming, but I also heard that there is not much school spirit (mainly due to its Division III sports), while Northwestern is part of the Big 10 Conference and thus has more visible school spirit.

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So my question is, do you guys think that I should attend northwestern over Ohio State in order to prepare for medical school and is the extra 100k~ worth the opportunities and the connections that Northwestern may have over Ohio State?

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Any opinions or comments are appreciated! Our program is for exceptional, focused and dedicated students who want to become leaders in medicine, while also exploring a variety of experiences. This was Neither school is a Johns Hopkins, though--you will safely get an excellent pre-med education at either school without the unnecessary undergrad cut-throat stress.

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Northwestern definitely has a bigger library, but that goes with the territory of being a bigger school. How about any thoughts on grade inflation/deflation at these schools? Also, if you do well at NU in the first two years ( and your GPA is 3.5 and over), you can be admitted to NU's medical school at the end of your final year. I have a friend going through interviews for EA right now, and it definitely helps to get as many pre-med reqs out of the way as possible. You may be thinking about the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), which is a highly competitive separate program.

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In fact, if the OP plans to go to medical school, OSU may be a better option because he would have a better chance of getting a higher GPA there (which is critical for med school admission). The ideal is to go with a friend from NYC who can serve as an expert guide or link up with a friend who is going to school in NYC. How to Apply. Even aspiring doctors (and their parents) don't always realize that "pre-med" is rarely a major. My advice is that if you are lucky enough to go to either school, make sure you periodically drop the books and experience what each city has to offer.

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NW is in a gorgeous location, and is a great school, but the med school is no where close and the pre-med experience can be painful - look on the pre-med forums about NW gen chem. Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University volunteer internships are available year-round for motivated undergraduate students. "

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The Princeton Review also states (again, grain of salt) that Tufts has one of the top study abroad programs. Tisch (our library) is comfortable for our size, and if you're looking for a quieter, more academic grad-student feel, undergrads are also welcome to go to Ginn Library (the Fletcher School's library) to study. The Honors college students have priority class choice, separate beautiful dorms, mentorships and research opportunities handed to them, and great pre-med advising with the med school and hospital ON CAMPUS. Rising high school juniors & seniors can take courses for college credit or choose from 2-week In FOCUS seminars in a range of topics. The mean education debt for Feinberg’s graduating Class of 2019 was $198,044. From credit-granting coursework to weekend music lessons, children and teens can take advantage of Northwestern faculty, resources and academic expertise. 15 minutes if you want to take your time? Evanston vs. Somerville, Evanston is a bit closer to Chicago, and Chicago is a much bigger city, so Evanston is a bit more urbanized and larger than Somerville, though Somerville ends up being cuter and easier to manage. True, NU is in the Big Ten, but they are the lovable losers like the Chicago Cubs...lol.

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Without getting into to many details, I'll say that on the one hand, Tufts has one of the best cognitive science faculties in the world.

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On the other hand, NU is awesome. Also, Feinberg has no preferred admission whatsoever for NU undergrads, unless you're in the HPME program. That puts some parts of the downtown about 20 miles from Northwestern.

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In contrast, you are in “Downtown Boston” as soon as you cross the river and its furthest point is about three miles. The best pre-med schools in the United States tend to be large comprehensive universities with their own medical schools and close proximity to teaching and research hospitals. Experience college life this summer in Northwestern’s College Prep Program. My Dad is originally from the north shore - it's much more of a big city than Boston is - I still have an relatives in Evanston and my son almost went to the U. of Chicago. I do take some serious issue with class clowns derogatory description, as NU students are quite spirited and care a lot about our (admittedly historically putrid and recently slightly better than mediocre) athletics. I had looked into many tutoring services, but they weren't affordable and did not understand my custom-written needs. Get advice on admissions, school fit, career path and financial aid at College Confidential. Illinois: 01/15/2021. The writers are reliable, honest, extremely knowledgeable, and the results are always top of the class! Find the pre-medicine studies colleges … The stretch really starts about three miles south of Evanston/Chicago boarder along the lake and continues all the way to downtown. Student Life. Students definitely place into great medical schools and some obviously do the track to Tufts medical school. As you have probably figured out, this makes Chicago significantly larger than Boston. *Class years reference the date of graduation, not matriculation. In terms of regular admission, there is no advantage. A lot of students do research over the summer or work with professors. I do not know about OSU. I like them both a great deal, and couldn't say i've got a preference (the Tufts campus is certainly smaller, but it's got a hill, while the NU campus is larger but basically flat; NU also has the beautiful lakefront). Yesterday I attended a Weinberg info session where the admissions director said it doesn't hurt, but there is no advantage applying to Feinberg being a NU undergrad. College Preparation Program. See the links below (Note that Wellesley, Babson and Olin are just outside of this area, but they also socialize in Boston. The vibe is different and geared to the student more.

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Oh absolutely- Boston is a great city and is probably phenomenal to go to college in. Quarter Year One Year Two; Summer: No required coursework: No required coursework: Fall: CHEM 110 PHYSICS 130-A + 131-A (lab) PRO HLTH 396-A (non-credit, free course). Premed at Northwestern — College Confidential Check out advice on how to ask for help and advocate for your needs, plus get tips on how to prioritize your mental health the same way you would your physical health. I've been here for two years already, and I can't say that I feel like I've missed out on much in terms of Div I sports. I know that Tufts has the Early Assurance Program, which is highly selective, but also somewhat appealing. Replies to: Pre-Med: Northwestern or Ohio State #1. All my friends who went to Tufts loved it.

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Both are great places. [/quote] Pre-med clubs, shadowing opportunities and special programs should be considered when you’re deciding how you want to begin your medical career. If you are not 100% sure you want to go to med school, I personally would choose NU if there was not graduate school in the future.

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My dad is a surgeon and always recommends going to a less "prestigious" undergraduate university to complete premed requirements. How to Apply. Understand the different starting points. 2021 Best Colleges with Pre-Medicine Studies Degrees in America About this List Explore the best colleges with pre-medicine studies degrees. Additionally, despite not having sports compared to DI, it's Boston: The Celtics, the Red Socks, The Bruins, the Patriots--where collegiate sports aren't that great (maybe, BC, maybe), professional sports makes that up.

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Tufts is known to have happy and friendly students. NU has a completely different feel, but definitely not that of an LAC; much larger. Northwestern University is subject to certain governmental record-keeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. Boston is 175 years older than Chicago, so it has more history and features quaint colonial architecture, while Chicago features some beautiful and impressive modern architecture. I get a much more institutional feel from NU than from Tufts when it comes to campus comparison...Good luck!!!!

. Pre-med applicants with a 3.5 GPA or higher had a 93% acceptance rate to med schools in 2013, whereas average acceptance rates that year were about 42%. Students are able to apply for the Premedicine program prior to … Which SUNY is Best for Pre-med — College Confidential Hot talk.collegeconfidential.com Thread Which SUNY is Best for Pre - med Author Date within 1 day 3 days 1 week 2 weeks 1 month 2 months 6 months 1 year of Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04 If you want to become a physician, choosing the right pre-med college is incredibly important. NorthwesternDad 538 replies 17 threads Member. Learn more. Since Downtown Boston is right across the Charles River from MIT and Evanston shares a border with Chicago, technically Northwestern is a little closer to Chicago than Tufts is to Boston.

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But it is important to remember that Chicago is about 35 miles long by about nine miles wide. It's what makes it feels big and liveliest after NYC.

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^Oh I agree. If NU is cheaper I'd pick NU, but otherwise you'll have a tough choice ahead!

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(apologies to Tufts people for crashing your board, I was just peaking at class clown's posts since he likes to hang out on the NU board).

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No problem Arbiter. You can also more easily access the city (subways, and Tufts has a shuttle to the subway system if you don't want to walk). I like Chicago a lot. Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Internship Program. College Magazine took some of the load off your shoulders (you guys have a lot of work ahead of you) and ranked the best pre-med schools for students. I am having a hard time finding them.

So in all honesty, OSU is the smart choice. Although I would take rankings with a grain of salt, the Princeton Review has consistently had Tufts as one of the top happiest schools in the country. School spirit at Tufts mostly revolves around things like dance groups and a cappella. Upon admission into the program, students should consult with their academic advisor to create a plan of study. Hopefully I didn't respond too late, and hopefully this was helpful! That said, the area stretching from Tufts to MIT is a huge student hangout.

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^Useful area stretches all the way to the northern border, which is 3 miles from the edge of campus:

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Chicago Ave to Dodge Ave - Google Maps

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NU also runs a free shuttle to the downtown campus in the heart of the Magnificent Mile.

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Evanston (at least the part where NU students are likely to hang out) is much nicer than Medford and is nicer than all but a small part of Somerville (Davis Square, which is nice but probably still doesn't offer as much as Evanston). Illinois BS/MD Programs. College Preparation Program. are internships harder to come across at Tufts)? Which one has better library resources/facilities? Any thoughts on Medford/Somerville vs Evanston? I am sure something similar exists for Northwestern.

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As for libraries, Tufts has two on campus--the Tisch library and the Fletcher library.

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The third difference is that Boston and Chicago are very different topologically and historically. Spend your summer with us!

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In terms of academics, I am pretty unsure if Northwestern and OSU are significantly different. BIOL SCI 215 (September course) BIOL SCI 217 BIOL SCI 220 (lab) CHEM 210-A Winter: CHEM 131 + 141 (lab) PHYSICS 130-B + 131-B (lab) BIOL SCI 308 BIOL SCI 221 (lab) CHEM 210-B + 230-B (lab): Spring The joke in our family is that while Bostonians will hire a bulldozer to level out their land, Chicagoans will buy truckloads of dirt to build artificial hills – seems like each wants what the other has. In fact, that implication would be inconsistent with the first sentence of my post, which compares the feel of Chicago to that of LA. Boston is no slouch, mind you, and if you like it you'll love it, but chicago is one of my favorite cities I've ever been to and one of the few places I'd consider living.

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NU's med school placement rates is one of the best in the nation (last I checked >80%) but I don't know how that compares to tufts- probably quite comparably. I'm in a similar situation to you: on the pre-med track with acceptances from Northwestern and Tufts (and a couple others). Q. Assuming financial aid awards are comparable, I hope that my visit to Northwestern will help me decide between the two, but I would also like to hear any opinions on the strengths or weaknesses of the pre-med/ neuroscience programs at either of these schools. It definitely will prepare you for medical school.

. Things are a lot more spread out in Evanston, while Davis Square is very close to Tufts (a 10 minute walk? Is Northwestern really much more cutthroat than Tufts? I have plenty of pre-med/bio and cogsci/compsci friends who do research in labs both over the summer and during the school year, and they get paid to do it! This corridor consists of Davis Square, Porter Square, Harvard Square, Central Square and Kendal Square. Resources for pre-health professions at Connecticut College: Comprehensive Connecticut College Health Professions Handbook. I was able to visit both campuses and the overall connection I got from Northwestern was much stronger than that at OSU. Whoa, this ended up being a much longer string of questions than I had originally intended for. Bloom where you are planted and don't look back!

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In west coast terms, Boston feels a lot like San Francisco (only a little smaller) and Chicago feels a lot like LA (only a little smaller). Northwestern offered me a better financial aid packet than expected and I will hear from Tufts financial aid sometime next week. This program provides students with an opportunity to explore the field of integrative medicine. A lot also drop out of being pre-med (like any school). Get a sense of the Northwestern MD student through our Entering Class of 2020 profile. Davis Square and Harvard Square are the most popular hangouts for Tufts students. I really have no idea what to do and have very similar questions/interests as you do.

I don't think this is true.

A. How do research/ internship opportunities compare at these schools? Individualized academic and career advising. The Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) at Northwestern is a seven year BA/MD program. At Tufts, professors are very open and welcoming--and interactions and collaboration is highly encouraged.

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And both places will be hard--Tufts doesn't take Harvard's orgo for transfer credit either (it isn't "Tough enough"). If you're more into the math of neuroscience, then you'd want to look into the cognitive science major here. This makes intuitive sense as Tufts is really big on internationalism given its superb IR program (meaning the language, culture, IR stuff is good...thank the Fletcher school for that).

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Tufts is actually closer to Boston than Northwestern is to Chicago (you still get the campus, but you can see the Boston skyline from the library rooftop). Professors can't reach out to every single student if they're teaching a 100-200 student lecture class--be sure to take the first step when establishing a relationship, no matter where you go!

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When it comes to Medford/Somerville vs. Evanston, chances are you're going to be doing a lot more walking around in Evanston. That being said, you definitely shouldn't choose OSU because it will be "easier" but if money is a main concern, it really is the smarter choice.

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Feinberg does have preferred admission for pre med students if the gpa is 3.7 or higher. College should be more than just book learning!

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