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Hello,
I am considering going for a Bachelor of Science then going for a pharmacy or dentistry school, or med. school. I am still deciding, but what i was wondering was, for example, UofT has a dentistry school and so does UWO. But would it be more beneficial to go for a bachelors in the same university that has a dentistry school. Do more people who get a bachelors of science in UofT and apply to UofT dentistry get into the school? Or is it better to go to another University for a bachelors, then apply to UofT's dentistry school? I was unsure about how important the location would be for an undergrad and needed some clarification please.
Thanks
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Where you go to for undergrad doesn't matter for professional school acceptances.
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If the undergrad university doesn't matter, then would it be more beneficial to go to a smaller university to get a higher mark then to go to a larger one where competition/bell curve will bring me down more. For example: Trent University (which i live closer to) compared to UofT or Western. How come others go to larger schools for Bachelor in sciences like UofT/Western than smaller ones like Trent?
Sorry for being a bit repetitive, but i just want to weigh the pros/cons of this all, Thanks
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Some people like the atmosphere of a larger school (more diversity, more people, more student clubs, more courses offered, more parties/events etc). For some people it's about the reputation of the school, ie. more pride in saying you go to U of T than in saying you go to Trent. It could also be about the location of the school too..I personally would never want to go to Lakehead/Nipissing/Trent/Ryerson/York regardless of their rep but just because of their location.

I don't think you should go to a small university just for that though (unless you want to go to Trent), an A student will be an A student regardless of if they go to Trent or U of T. Yes you might have to work harder in U of T but someone who wants to do well in school will succeed everywhere.
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