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Old 09-30-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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I know nothing about these universities except for what I've seen on college websites, so...I came here for some info.

Which one of those universities would you recommend for someone interested in dentistry, pharmacy, something to do with urban studies or population, or something to do with geography?

I took a mock SAT last year and got 510, 550, and 570 in critical reading, math and writing, respectively. I'm positive I did better this year, because I didn't know enough math last year, so hopefully, all of my scores will be over 550, maybe even 600. My GPA will be 4.0 or higher, and I am very involved in school activities and clubs.

So, with that said, where do you think I should apply to, because I don't want to apply to too many colleges. Also, which one is in a great area that mixes liveliness with safeness.

Thanks for any replies ahead of time.
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Why in the world would you leave California for higher ed in Oregon? California's university system is much superior to Oregon's. Oregon does have some decent private universities.

However, if you insist, OSU has a School of Pharmacy. Pacific University in Forest Grove (private) has a school of dentistry, as does OHSU. Dentistry is a graduate program. You can do Urban Studies and geology just about anywhere except OHSU.
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:08 AM
 
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I'm trying to apply to one out of state school in a couple states, Oregon being one of them.
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: WA
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UO and UP are not alike. UP is private, UO is public. It would be very easy to visit all 3.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:47 PM
 
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If you choose anything in the medical field, which sounds as though that may be the case, I would highly recommend OHSU. It is a top-ranking medical school. However, to agree with another poster here, why in the hell would you leave California? Go to one of the UCs down there.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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they are just so difficult to get into now b/c everyone wants to come here. also, i think it may be a good experience for me to leave CA.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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Well, have you thought of possibly starting your first two years at a Junior College and getting a TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee) form filled out? Starting at the Junior College level in California is a great way to get into some of the better UCs down there (Berkeley, LA, SD), and it's very easy considering the IGETC agreements that they have. If I had to choose, I would go to a UC down in California, and then if I wanted out of California I would complete my grad studies elsewhere.
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Default Choosing a school

I'll tell you what. I'll simply answer your question regarding the three institutions you mentioned, and I won't try to talk you out of going somewhere or changing states, etc. Like some of the posters are trying to do. If you ask me to compare OR universities to CA universities, then I'll fill you in on my opinion.

You said you're interested in Pharmacy, Dental, etc. OSU is more suited to medical programs than U of O. OIT has a dental tech program. OHSU is a very good medical school. I'd check out OSU and OHSU as far as Oregon schools are concerned regarding your areas of interest. Good luck!
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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Default Oregon Higher Ed...

For what you are looking for and if you decide to go the Oregon route; U of O is the one for you. I disagree that OSU has a better Medical program. Check out the classes offered between the two! In general, OSU is best for all Agriculture/Natural Sciences etc (possibly including geography though) and U of O is a great place to start for Medicine and all Liberal studies and the Arts. Also Eugene is a great town...just my opinion If you choose Dentistry/Pharm, Finish 4 years at U of O then go on to OHSU or other...
BTW I was at OSU for 4 years...
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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Our daughter is looking at colleges as well, focusing on pre med. She spoke with OHSU about a week ago and they said 60% of their students come from OSU. OSU used to excel mainly in the ag sciences and engineering, but times have definitely changed. We are OSU graduates, so happy to see this.
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