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MD 3.74 cGPA, 3.64 sGPA, 520 MCAT, final school help needed please!

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by tenblackalps, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. tenblackalps

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    Florida has a good bit of lower tiers but alas even for IS they are quite competitive. I don't think a single one of those schools interviews 20% of their IS applicants.

    To answer your question yes you can be competitive for big names. But if you can only apply to 5 more schools you want to maximize your shot an acceptance. What I would do if I were you would be include half lower tiers and half reaches.
    Here are some to consider

    Middle tiers: Case, Emory, USC, Rochester, Boston U. You can pick from those type of schools.

    Big names: Pretty much anything you want.
     
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    With the amount of attainable schools in Florida, I don't think it makes a lot of sense to add any more lower tier schools with your numbers. OOS schools where your MCAT is >90% of their accepted scores will probably have a hard time taking your app seriously.

    I think you look at maybe adding a Hofstra if you want another "safe" option but the rest of your schools should probably be like UVA, USC, Boston U, Case, Pitt; maybe throw a couple apps at Duke/Vandy/Northwestern if you think your essay/interview game will be strong and if there's something that draws more of your interest to any of those schools.
     
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    You're a rock star, so nothing wrong with aiming high. Your state schools cover you for a lot of safeties.

    I recommend the following:

    Hofstra or BU or
    Northwestern or Pitt
    Mt Sinai or Yale
    Baylor or Vandy
    Emory or Keck
    U VM or SUNY SB or SUNY DS

    So far I have applied to all Florida schools, NYU, Cornell, Columbia, Harvard and Albert Einstein. I don't have a lot of money to spend on applications (5-6 more schools at most). Do you think I have the stats to justify more top 25 schools or instead focus on mid-to-lower tier schools? Thank you![/QUOTE]
     
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    Reach for the stars. Good luck!
     
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    Thank you for the kind words and suggestions, everyone. The consensus seemed to be to reach higher rather than lower with some middle and high tiers so that is what I am going to do (my hunch also). I just added Hofstra and Sinai to my primary and will add a few more middle and top tier schools.

    @Goro it seems to be already that I am following your recommendation, so thank you again for that. I get the feeling I will follow it quite closely!
     
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    Yeah its good to add Sinai/Hofstra since you want NYC region. And you can add pretty much any other mid/top tier you want.
     
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