In the 2020-2021 academic year, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine serves 657 MD students. 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. This corridor consists of Davis Square, Porter Square, Harvard Square, Central Square and Kendal Square. In this context, it is important to recognize that Boston is about a five-hour drive or a $20 bus ticket (each way) from NYC. I really want to study abroad! Which school has more accessible professors? Both great schools.

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Haha sorry I have no advice, just my sympathies. In particular, Boston has more students than any city in the US, and is second only to Montreal in all of North America. This was A neighborhood called Lakeview probably has more 24-hr places than the whole Boston has. The science professors love undergrads, and it's not uncommon to find that half of your friends are going to stay on campus over the summer to do research.

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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. They're all hilarious, accessible, friendly, and really great at teaching! There are also taxi's and busses. 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. NU has a completely different feel, but definitely not that of an LAC; much larger. To comply with these laws, Northwestern University invites applicants to voluntarily self-identify race/ethnicity, gender, and veteran status. Which one has better library resources/facilities? Office of Financial Aid Abbott Hall, Room 629 710 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago 60611-3078 312-503-8722 financial-aid-chicago@northwestern.edu Financial Obligation Each student is responsible for fulfilling financial obligations to Northwestern University. If you're more into the math of neuroscience, then you'd want to look into the cognitive science major here. I don't really know how important that is to me though. Going abroad pre-med is absolutely NO problem--many pre-med kids here even double major in bio and a language in addition to their pre-med requirements.

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In terms of research opportunities, you'll be hard-pressed to find a school that loves undergrad researchers more than Tufts! I was able to visit both campuses and the overall connection I got from Northwestern was much stronger than that at OSU.

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Tufts newest President is also an MD/PHD who discovered the gene for language--so there definitely is going to be a more science focus (probably) in the years ahead.

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Lastly, check out Tufts cognitive brain science program.

. If you haven't fulfilled pre-med requirements and are currently not in college (or you are about to graduate without all the typical pre-med prerequisites under your belt), you can visit this site to learn about colleges that offer special pre-med "tune-up" programs: 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. Northwestern offered me a better financial aid packet than expected and I will hear from Tufts financial aid sometime next week. Found in the regularly updated Moodle site for current Connecticut College students. It's all about collaboration, here. Led by Dr. Curt Phifer, their faculty advisor and volunteer educational missionary to Belize, 19 members of the NSU chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national pre-medical honor society, spent May 8-17 serving in the southern part of Belize. are internships harder to come across at Tufts)? Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Internship Program. I had looked into many tutoring services, but they weren't affordable and did not understand my custom-written needs. This is kinda important to me since the library is a place where I will probably be spending a lot of my time. 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. Internship: The opportunity to partner with a medical or surgical I got admitted into Northwestern's Weinburg CAS for Biology and OSU's College of engineering for BME.

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Just to give you some background info, I'm an Asian male, from central Ohio, who is interested in pursuing medicine (Personally still undecided if I want to pursue engineering :/). 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.

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I come from a middle class family so while undergrad is likely financially feasible, I know that medical school will have its costs as well(I don't expect financial help from parents in med school if I go to NU). I really like how both Tufts in Northwestern are not exactly in the city, but near enough for access to internships/ city life experiences. Upon admission into the program, students should consult with their academic advisor to create a plan of study. School spirit at Tufts mostly revolves around things like dance groups and a cappella. 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. Unless you can find additional financial resources for NU, then I think OSU is the smart choice. See the links below (Note that Wellesley, Babson and Olin are just outside of this area, but they also socialize in Boston. Personally I love Evanston, but from my limited experience of Somerville I'd have to say the town itself is nicer than Evanston. 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). As many Jumbos will say, Tufts kids are competitive with themselves, but not with their peers. Quality pre-med schools all have academic strengths in fields such as biology, chemistry, neuroscience, and psychology, as well as excellent advising programs for students seeking medical careers. I would also like to possibly minor in Women's Studies or Chinese. Pre-med clubs, shadowing opportunities and special programs should be considered when you’re deciding how you want to begin your medical career. Question: I am trying to transfer from BU.

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These are both great cities and both offer more than the typical college student can take advantage of (due to time and budget constraints) in four years. All I am finding is medical schools and I have to go to a pre-med school before I go to medical school. Any responses would be very helpful!

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I would definitely go to Tufts!!! Spend your summer with us! It's a REALLY excellent program, super interesting, and the new head of the HRI (Human-Robot Interaction/Artificial Intelligence) Lab, Professor Scheutz, is brilliant and an extremely awesome guy to do research for.

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Both Northwestern and Tufts have great language programs--I'm currently studying Chinese here, and I can tell you straight up that the professors are AMAZING. 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. [quote]

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In terms of academics, I am pretty unsure if Northwestern and OSU are significantly different. A much more vibrant city with many lively areas outside its downtown shouldn't really be a foreign concept, considering most of you have probably been to NYC. I feel that it was something that OSU didn't have. Get advice on admissions, school fit, career path and financial aid at College Confidential.

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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. 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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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! Is there a lot of competition for the same internships among all of the Boston schools (i.e. For summer research interns (or students if the weather cooperates), the ocean and beautiful salt-water beaches are less than an hour away and Cape Cod is about two hours away. 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. Illinois: 01/15/2021. I can't speak for Northwestern, but I know from experience that the professors at Tufts are always eager to speak to students. How to Apply.

Hi everyone, so decisions season is over and for me it's come down to OSU or NU. The Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) at Northwestern is a seven year BA/MD program. 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. It is primarily intended for students considering a medical degree or PhD following college. Please refer to the link posted above by me.

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Yes, but that is for early/preferred admission. Northwestern does have the quarter system, which for me, was the biggest drawback. 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. Even aspiring doctors (and their parents) don't always realize that "pre-med" is rarely a major. Rising high school juniors & seniors can take courses for college credit or choose from 2-week In FOCUS seminars in a range of topics. and loved it, turned down Cornell and UPenn for OSU Maximus, eventually recruited many of her unhappy Ivy friends to join her, graduated with a 4.0 and great MCAT scores and lots of research, and had a wide choice of med school acceptances. I like Chicago a lot. Resources for pre-health professions at Connecticut College: Comprehensive Connecticut College Health Professions Handbook. Northwestern Medicine Pre-Med Internship. So in all honesty, OSU is the smart choice. I really have no idea what to do and have very similar questions/interests as you do. Even though it looks like fun, Northwestern takes its supplemental enrichment programs seriously.

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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. Indeed, they don't accept any transfer. College should be more than just book learning!

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Oh absolutely- Boston is a great city and is probably phenomenal to go to college in. I have experience at both institutions and both are fine fine schools. From credit-granting coursework to weekend music lessons, children and teens can take advantage of Northwestern faculty, resources and academic expertise. Premedicine Completion Program Required Courses. 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! Learn which medical schools students have been accepted to after completing the pre-medicine post-baccalaureate program. Annual MD tuition at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is approximately $62,000. NM Pre-Medicine Internship Program. Students definitely place into great medical schools and some obviously do the track to Tufts medical school. Learn More. Whoa, this ended up being a much longer string of questions than I had originally intended for. If you want to become a physician, choosing the right pre-med college is incredibly important. Please note, though, that no matter where you go, you have to be sure to reach out first. Sign up to obtain all the resources you need in your admissions journey! I am also a Tufts Alum and have a child attending Tufts. Maximus gives you free room and board and 3K a year for "enrichment" so she did public health tours in Africa and South America during some breaks. 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. 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 That said, I'd pick Chicago over Boston every day of the week. To start off, let me congratulate you for getting to pick between these two really awesome schools!

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In terms of a neuroscience major, here at Tufts the biopsychology major is basically the equivalent. 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. 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. Experience college life this summer in Northwestern’s College Prep Program. Where do students tend to go to for medical school? A lot of students do research over the summer or work with professors. Why rankings are meaningless, followed by rankings. 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. [quote] On the other side I got 20k~ year FA and 10k~ Loans and work study at Northwestern, which in total would cost me 30k+loans a year. Also, which school would have more opportunities to go study abroad as a pre-med? At what time do I send my applications to other schools to transfer? I would not spend $100,000 more for NU. I wouldn't worry about it too much. NorthwesternDad 538 replies 17 threads Member. Also, Feinberg has no preferred admission whatsoever for NU undergrads, unless you're in the HPME program. If you want to become a physician, choosing the right pre-med college is incredibly important. 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. Your College Confidential guide bot. As you have probably figured out, this makes Chicago significantly larger than Boston. Much bigger, livelier, more to do. In terms of summer internships, Tufts kids tend to spread out over the summer--if you're qualified enough to get an internship in California, you'll probably be qualified enough to get one in Boston, as well. Medical school admissions requirements include undergraduate classes from a range of departments, and you can choose to major in one of these areas or in something completely unrelated (more on that in a minute). Thanks in advance.

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You have also mentioned that you might pursue engineering....NU is definitely stronger in that regard. I don't think I'm revisiting though. I'm in a similar situation to you: on the pre-med track with acceptances from Northwestern and Tufts (and a couple others). If you graduate at the top of your class at OSU, you will get into a good med school and have the money to pay for it. In terms of regular admission, there is no advantage. I visited Tufts in October and loved it, I will be visiting Northwestern for Wildcat Days. College Algebra CLEP exam credit with an ACE score of 63 or better within the past seven years; For applicants who have not completed the prerequisite may take college algebra at SPS as a student-at-large. 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. Many labs will straight up pay you as well.

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As for School spirit I can't speak to Tufts vs. NU specifically. Very few colleges have actual "pre-med" majors, and they are not at all necessary. *Class years reference the date of graduation, not matriculation. Student Life. Students from NYC, Miami, LA and Chicago, who are used to hanging out at 24-hour places after 2AM, should take this into consideration. 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.

I don't think this is true. Harvard College offers a peer pre-med advising program in which students are assigned a pre-med tutor sophomore through senior year. I do not know about OSU. Boston winters are significantly milder because we're closer to the ocean--up in Chicago the lake just freezes over and then you've got cutting winds and biting temperatures 24/7.

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In terms of med school: Early Assurance is a great thing--but you're right about it being extremely selective. Individualized academic and career advising. When have you registered to visit? 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 In fact, that implication would be inconsistent with the first sentence of my post, which compares the feel of Chicago to that of LA.

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The third difference is that Boston and Chicago are very different topologically and historically. I am interested in studying neuroscience (neither school has a specific neuroscience major) and in pursuing the pre-med track. There is no such thing as a "pre ... College Confidential. Everyone knows the Ivy League schools are great for pre-meds, but awesome pre-med colleges are found throughout the country. Having gone to a public school that isn't even ranked in the Top 100, I have interviewed at a number of the Top 20, 10, and 5 schools. The mean education debt for Feinberg’s graduating Class of 2019 was $198,044. (LA happens to be the second largest city after NYC, is very “lively” and has the benefit of being close to the poster). NU's pre-med track is known to be one of the most rigorous in the country- infamously they do not accept organic chemistry credits from any other schools (they used to accept only Harvard's). I am having a hard time finding them. Any thoughts on Medford/Somerville vs Evanston? Discover your passion at Northwestern. Q. UWriteMyEssay.net's services, on the other hand, is a perfect match Northwestern Essay College Confidential for all Northwestern Essay College Confidential my written needs. The sentence you extracted was nothing more than an attempt to disambiguate the term “Chicago” (hence the quotes) because people in the preceding posts were using the term in different ways and it appeared to be causing confusion. Get a sense of the Northwestern MD student through our Entering Class of 2020 profile. While they don't have a neuroscience major, you could easily double major (almost everyone double majors thanks to the quarter system) in neurobiology (a specialization within the biology major) and Cognitive Science (interdisciplinary studies combining psychology, neurobiology, philosophy, computer science, and linguistics). 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