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    laddie11 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    SGU or Ross

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    I just received acceptance at SGU for the DVM program. I would start in January. I also have an interview at Ross, scheduled Dec. 7th, but am not sure if I should proceed or if I am even able in regards to accepting the offer at SGU. Any thoughts on the 2 schools?

    Thanks! J

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    As far as interviewing with Ross after accepting SGU's offer, I would check with your admissions coordinator at SGU, to see if that would be a problem. Have you already sent in your deposit for SGU? As far as picking between the two, it comes down to preference and available financial aid. I prefer SGU (starting Jan 2010). I applied to and interviewed with both Ross and SGU and felt more comfortable with SGU. As far as financial aid, at Ross you can qualify for US govt backed loans(if you are a US citizen), which limits the amount you need to take out in private loans. At SGU, for now, the only option available is private loans, Sallie Mae is the only loan company working with SGU due to the economic situation, and you will very likely need a co-signer with very good credit, and your credit must be very good also.
    Also dont forget that the semesters at Ross are very close together, they only get short breaks between semesters, at SGU it is a traditional academic year with a winter and summer break.
    Either way, your are going to come out with DVM regardless of which school you choose. I suggest you try to contact some current students from each school to get a better idea of how they like it there. There is also a Ross forum within the Vet forum on this site. I suggest you check that out. Best of luck.

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    CwaVet is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Just to add on to what Justin said, you should consider the location as well. Although I have not yet been to either island, from reading blogs online it seems like there is more violent crime on the island of St. Kitt's. You can check out some of the other posts on this site for more info on that. Another important consideration is the pass rates for licensing exams.

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    I got into both Ross and SGU, SGU let me wait to hear from Ross before I had to tell them yes or no. But if you have any idea which you'd rather go to I'd give them an answer because Jan is coming up super quickly. I said yes to SGU because I talked to some alumni from the school and they all had really good things to say and were really excited about it. The Ross alum said good things but didnt seem as excited about their experience. Either way you'll end up with a DVM and an experience, which is what I think really matters.

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    My recommendations!

    I applied, and was accepted to St. George's, St. Matthews, and Ross. After much research on all 3 of the schools I decided to attend St. George's. I would HIGHLY recommend St. George's for many reasons.

    1. The professors are incredible. They are here to help and will always put in the extra effort.

    2. The upper term Vet students will also help in any way that they can. The vet school, as apposed to the medical school, is an extremely tight knit family. If you need help with anything, there is always someone.

    3. St. George's University is located on a campus, much like any that you have seen in America. They have beautiful buildings, computer labs, a library, study lounge, student center, etc. (Keep in mind though, that it is NOT America and many things are of Grenedian nature). After talking to people who have visited and attended Ross, I've heard that there classrooms are awful and the campus is dreary.

    4. SGU is affiliated with the most Veterinary schools for the 4th year.

    I have not heard much about St. Matthews, as it is the newest school. I can assure you that SGU is a place you will learn a lot while still feeling comfortable while away from home. Again, keep in mind that ll foreign countries (especially Caribbean ones) do not offer the same luxuries that are found in the states.

    Any more questions you can e-mail me at : plands at umd.edu

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