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Where to go to college: Northeastern University, Tufts University, or Boston University (BU)?

Where to go to college: Northeastern University, Tufts University, or Boston University (BU)? Topic: Up the down staircase students rising
July 20, 2019 / By Madai
Question: All are in the Boston area I want to go for business (or economics) on a pre-med track. That means I want to be able to take classes for both business school or medical school. I am not exactly sure of what I want to do yet, so I want a lot of options and the freedom to change to something else even if I want to BU: I was awarded a full ride scholarship-honestly, that's the only thing that pull me to the school because I can't really see myself there. I feel like partying is a big part of the student experience there and I don't want to be a part of that at all. I want a supportive student body who is focused on their schoolwork and futures Northeastern: I was awarded a 24,000 grant from the institution for each year. I would have to live on campus for the first year to lock in the grant. Even with other grants , I think I'd be in quite a lot of debt. I did fall in love with Northeastern. I just love the campus, atmosphere, and the co-op program. Yet, I do want to graduate in 4 years and I do realize it would have to be 5 years if I want to do business with pre-med plus co-op. Lastly, my family has supported my love for this college, however, all my teachers and administrators in my school say "northeastern?!" in surprise and slight disgust as if it is below me Tufts: Amazing atmosphere Intelligent and highly friendly students Awarded a grant that covers (or almost) full tuition I will be able to commute (20 min walk or 5 by bus) GREAT reputation etc.. Sorry I ran out of space to rave about tufts: So I went to one of their open houses and I had an AMAZING experience. I loved how everyone their was so kind and helpful. The dining hall food is really good (as is BU's, Northeastern not so much). And there was a student majoring in psychology on a pre-med track who was VERY successful there (exactly what I want to do but w/ business). Also, whenever those same administrators see me, before saying hi they say "So you're going to tufts?!" excitedly ALL HELP IS GREATLY GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Thank you sooo much! I need a decision before May 1st and I didn't know where else to turn for some unbiased and honest opinions. Thank you this is very helpful and kind of you! :)
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Jehonathan Jehonathan | 3 days ago
If you are pre-med, you seriously have to consider the fact that you will go into massive debt at medical school. You want to end up with as little debt as possible as an undergraduate. I went to BU and I had a great time. It's actually not much of a party school because they have a really strict alcohol policy so most parties are off-campus. You can basically avoid going to parties like I did. The campus is really nice and it's soooo convenient that there are like four train stops on-campus. It's also hard to get lost because everything basically runs down Commonwealth Ave. They also let you take classes in other schools. For instance, I took some piano classes at the Fine Arts school. They have sooo many practice rooms. It's a really, really nice campus and it's close to Copley Square so you can go to Prudential Center or visit the shops at Newbury St easily. I used to walk there all the time. Also, another tip. Most Freshman dorm in Towers or Warren so those are the nosiest dorms. I lived at 575 Commonwealth, commonly known as Hojo by the students because it used to be a Howard Johnson. It's the quietest dorm, really. A lot of the people there are second or third years. Everyone in that dorm minds their own business. The dorm also has a study lounge above the 7th floor (the rooms are also the biggest on the 7th floor). You can only get to the lounge by going to the 7th floor and walking toward the staircase. If you go by elevator you should see it. It has a great view of the city up there. BU has also risen 10 ranking slots so it's really going places. I think it's like ranked 40 now or something. Anyway, I majored in Classics and right now I'm finishing up a Masters before going into a PhD in Spanish Lit. But feel free to ask me more about BU or Boston. My profile lets you email me. I can't tell you anything about Tufs. And I've been to Northeastern a few times, but it was mostly just because it's so close to the Museum of Fine Arts. Also, I wandered into their library and a grouchy security guard yelled at me. But all three are great schools. Just, like I said, avoid debt as hard as you can because you want to start your career with as little debt as possible. Oh, bu, out of curiosity, what school did you apply to at BU? I was in the College of Arts and Sciences. You need to decide if you want to do Econ or Business because often times business is within its own school at the university. BU has a very respected and well known business school called the School of Management (mostly called SMG by the students). Did you get accepted there?
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I would choose a university in the country in which I wanted to live and work during most of my adult life. I would not pay more to attend BU than U of Vermont.
Jehonathan Originally Answered: University of Vermont vs. Boston University General Studies vs. Australian National University?
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Gaylon Gaylon
Well, if you aren't really into the party scene, then you don't have to join. Your college experience is what you make of it and my friend, who is a UCLA graduate said that any school can be a party school if that is all that matters to the student. (she majored in business economics and got pretty good grades) All three are great universities, but if you are even considering the business school curriculum, look at BU and Northeastern. Tufts only offers the economics major, but that isn't quite the same as the business school coursework at BU and Northeastern. At least BU and Northeastern have business schools and offer business majors at the undergraduate level for you to consider. The pre-med courses can be done at any of these schools because all would probably offer the college level sciences anyways. Choose between BU and Northeastern.
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Gaylon Originally Answered: Where would you go: Boston University, Northeastern, or Providence? I am interested in majoring in biology.?
Well, a bio engineering job is very different than going the med school route in terms of jobs.....you can major in anything and go to medical school, and going to medical school and subsequent training is what opens the door to the various careers as a physician....it's really independent of your major. If you want to do biology, and have an interest in research, BU is probably the way to go.
Gaylon Originally Answered: Where would you go: Boston University, Northeastern, or Providence? I am interested in majoring in biology.?
Biomedical engineering would give you alot more starting pay, but don't know about the long run. I would be stuck between the first two choices, so in the end it all depends on financial aid. You're probably a junior in high school, right? And if you want to minor in a language, BU has better programs for that than the other choices. And both biomedical engineering and biology are good majors for medical school. You'll stand out more with the biomedical engineering program though, because you'll have to work harder and take more courses to fulfill medical school reqs. And too many people major in biology and apply to med school anyways.

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