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Did I make the right decision?
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I am pursuing a PharmD degree. I intend on pursuing pharmaceutical research after college and working with highly respected medical experts in advancing new solutions and formulas for curing/eradicating potentially life-threatening viruses, like cancer. I have applied to ACPHS, UB, and MCPHS. Anyway, my final choices were UB, ACPHS, and MCPHS. Now MCPHS has some disadvantages: its yearly cost is UB and ACPHS costs combined, has no parking lot, & its housing is not guaranteed after the first and second year. So I decided to rule out MCPHS too. To get straight to the point, I chose UB because of its cheap tuition, Pharmacy prestige, a broad range of extracurricular activities, and its city environment. I felt UB offered more of what I wanted in a college than ACPHS and MCPHS. But now I'm not sure I made the right decision since I never visited UB or MCPHS. I’m deciding between UB, ACPHS, MCPHS and I need some advice, and then list the pros/cons for each.

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@Ha29a year ago [edited]

@crsgo My parents seemed concerned about the financial situation. I haven't won any scholarships that I would remain eligible for until my graduation other than the Excelsior Scholarship. The only scholarship I earned from UB is the Dean's Leadership Scholarship and that's only good for the P1 year. At ACPHS & MCPHS, I earned the Academic Achievement Scholarship, a merit award based on my hs performance and FAFSA, and a housing award. And they're all good for all 6 years.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Ha29a year ago

UB does offer financial assistance within its pharmacy school, and it allows you to combine merit and outside scholarships with the ones they award you, but I'm still a bit skeptical. I don't know, what's your take on it?

@chxm33a year ago [edited]

I would reach out to ask what your offer could be

@chxm33a year ago [edited]

if you got a full-ride or a multi-year scholarship you might want to consider the other options

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a year ago[edited]

honestly it’s for you to decide. you just laid out all of the pros/cons and now you can weight them and make a decision!

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