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. Understand the different starting points. 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. Being able to have a medical school spot on lockdown is what makes combined BS/MD programs so great, and the lack thereof is a major source of stress for traditional premed students who have to worry about med school applications in addition to their college workloads. Experience college life this summer in Northwestern’s College Prep Program. Of course, this has nothing to do with this question, but I'm just saying.

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My physician partner's daughter went to OSU Honors college on what was then the Presidential scholarship (now the Maximus, name changed - how's that for politics?) See the links below (Note that Wellesley, Babson and Olin are just outside of this area, but they also socialize in Boston. The Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) at Northwestern is a seven year BA/MD program. They're all hilarious, accessible, friendly, and really great at teaching!

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The primary hangout for socially active Jumbos is the “Tufts-Harvard-MIT corridor”. 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). Some students from the local area also have experience making this trip.

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The second is that while Chicago is very large and has all the advantages associated with scale, Boston/New England is very dense with all the advantages associated with proximity. This is kinda important to me since the library is a place where I will probably be spending a lot of my time. 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. How to Apply. 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. Illinois BS/MD Programs.

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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. That said, I'd pick Chicago over Boston every day of the week. Hopefully we'll both really like it there:)

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You've obviously got two great choices. Internship: 8-week paid internship, Monday-Thursday. How about any thoughts on grade inflation/deflation at these schools? 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). 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. There is also a common theme where people aren't competitive "with each other, but with themselves. That puts the furthest reaches of “Downtown Boston” about seven miles from Tufts.

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So, the most relevant comparisons are Evanston vs. the Tufts-Harvard-MIT corridor, the fact that Northwestern is about 13 miles from downtown vs. Tufts is about four miles from downtown, and that Chicago’s downtown can’t be navigated by foot and Boston’s pretty much can.

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I would have to say that socially and hangin' out in town with students, Boston really has the much better vibe. In terms of regular admission, there is no advantage. Are professors at one school generally regarded more highly than at the other? I'm also going to Wildcat Days too, on the 9th. The Northwestern Medicine Pre-Medicine Internship provides you with an opportunity to work at a premier academic medical center and to learn more about medical professions.

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Since it is about two miles from Tufts to Harvard and about another two miles from Harvard to MIT, this corridor is a little bigger than the city of Evanston. What is the best school for premed: Cornell, Duke, Northwestern or Dartmouth? Students definitely place into great medical schools and some obviously do the track to Tufts medical school. Get advice on admissions, school fit, career path and financial aid at College Confidential. 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. Among the worst websites on the internet. Much bigger, livelier, more to do. 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. College should be more than just book learning!

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^Oh I agree. I don't think I'm revisiting though. I am interested in studying neuroscience (neither school has a specific neuroscience major) and in pursuing the pre-med track.

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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).

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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. Learn More. 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. [/quote] A. Personally I love Evanston, but from my limited experience of Somerville I'd have to say the town itself is nicer than Evanston. 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. So it will be punishingly hard, but it will prepare you extremely well, and that is reflected in NU's high MCAT score average.

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Feel free to post this on the NU board of PM me if you want more feedback- I don't want to annoy the Tufts posters too much by blathering on.

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All that said, Tufts is good too though! 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. But if you like sports, there's no comparison between D1 and DIII. So in all honesty, OSU is the smart choice. Students from NYC, Miami, LA and Chicago, who are used to hanging out at 24-hour places after 2AM, should take this into consideration. This program provides students with an opportunity to explore the field of integrative medicine. Is there a lot of competition for the same internships among all of the Boston schools (i.e. When have you registered to visit? 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. A lot also drop out of being pre-med (like any school). 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. 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. Tufts "feels" like a New England liberal arts college, even though it's a university. 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. Learn which medical schools students have been accepted to after completing the pre-medicine post-baccalaureate program. If you want to do EA, just be sure to start your pre-med track right away.

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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. You'll have a great time, no matter what school you choose.

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Please relax, I am actually the spouse of a Northwestern Alum and a long-time financial supporter of your school. 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. Question: I am trying to transfer from BU. "

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The Princeton Review also states (again, grain of salt) that Tufts has one of the top study abroad programs. It definitely will prepare you for medical school.

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Hey there! Student Debt. Boston is more fun for college students given the vast number and diversity of colleges in the area.....If you want school spirit, check out the men's soccer games at Tufts!!! Exclusively for students who plan to become physicians. Where do students tend to go to for medical school? From credit-granting coursework to weekend music lessons, children and teens can take advantage of Northwestern faculty, resources and academic expertise. Couple this with the fact that Boston is tiny compared to the likes of NYC, LA and Chicago and you end up with a student density that is so high, it actually drives the social environment/culture of the city. 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. 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). I visited Tufts in October and loved it, I will be visiting Northwestern for Wildcat Days. I am a member of the faction that believes that prestige is not a significant factor in the admissions process. Student Life. Everything you need to know about applying to Northwestern's MD program. So either way you're in great shape. Here we list 25 great premed schools that are not in the Ivy League.Search: But that's definitely my personal preference and not be taken as true for anyone else!

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I'll be honest, I ended up not applying to Tufts because the supplement was too annoying and I wasn't thrilled after my visit, but again that is not meant to mean anything other than Tufts was not my specific cup of tea. Div I certainly engenders more spirit about athletics than Div III, if that's important to you. School spirit at Tufts mostly revolves around things like dance groups and a cappella. 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. 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 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. 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%. Northwestern offered me a better financial aid packet than expected and I will hear from Tufts financial aid sometime next week. NU also has a ton of funding for undergrads to do research- I received $3000 grants for my sophomore and junior summers to perform research in Philosophy. Whoa, this ended up being a much longer string of questions than I had originally intended for. College Preparation Program. 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. Annual MD tuition at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is approximately $62,000. Found in the regularly updated Moodle site for current Connecticut College students. It's hard for me to believe that Evanston is closer to Chicago than Tufts is to Boston. 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 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). I would also like to possibly minor in Women's Studies or Chinese. 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. I can't speak for Northwestern, but I know from experience that the professors at Tufts are always eager to speak to students. This was To comply with these laws, Northwestern University invites applicants to voluntarily self-identify race/ethnicity, gender, and veteran status. Sign up to obtain all the resources you need in your admissions journey! 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. Discover your passion at Northwestern. Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University volunteer internships are available year-round for motivated undergraduate students. 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. Illinois: 01/15/2021. Students are able to apply for the Premedicine program prior to … 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. Classes are going to be tough, but you will do really well. 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. Resources for pre-health professions at Connecticut College: Comprehensive Connecticut College Health Professions Handbook. Find the pre-medicine studies colleges … Upon admission into the program, students should consult with their academic advisor to create a plan of study. In fact, that implication would be inconsistent with the first sentence of my post, which compares the feel of Chicago to that of LA. Unless you can find additional financial resources for NU, then I think OSU is the smart choice. are internships harder to come across at Tufts)? Also, from what I've heard, the premed program at NU is extremely competitive, making it that much harder to get good grades.

I don't think this is true. For all intents and purposes, Boston has pretty much shut down by 2AM and any social activities have to migrate back to the college campuses (of which there are many). Check out if there are things such as "pre-medical colleges" at the College Confidential blog. Replies to: Pre-Med: Northwestern or Ohio State #1. 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. This ended up being a REALLY long string of answers to your questions. 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! 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. Also, Feinberg has no preferred admission whatsoever for NU undergrads, unless you're in the HPME program. Learn more. A lot of students do research over the summer or work with professors. I do not know about OSU. Q. 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. Course plans will vary based on each student’s previously completed coursework. April 2014 edited April 2014. 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. I was able to visit both campuses and the overall connection I got from Northwestern was much stronger than that at OSU. I really have no idea what to do and have very similar questions/interests as you do. 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.

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