I sure would send out more than just those two applications...lea said:
Depends. Where's your undergrad? If it's an Ivy, it'll definitely help with Columbia (and most likely Cornell, too). My stats are a little higher than yours, and I was interviewed at Columbia but rejected outright by Cornell. (I'll find out tomorrow whether or not Columbia liked me!) But I went to an Ivy undergrad and have a lot of clinical experience (I'm a non-trad applicant), so I think that's helped a bunch in this process.lea said:
You are going to need to be a special applicant to get in to either of those schools, and because your MCAT score is below their averages you just have to be more special. I would say that if you come from a typical background, havn't had any unusual EC's (unusual = more/better than shadowing, working in a hospital, premed club, tutoring, volunteering, etc) and did not go to an IVY or equally prestigious undergrad that you probably dont have a great shot. On the other hand, if you have amazing EC's (volunteer work abroad, whatever) come from a disadvantaged home, are a URM, or come from a IVY undergrad, you have a decent shot.Revolution #9 said:Hopefully you have some cool/unusual ECs. I hear those help
I did not apply to either school, but I would say that although not helpful it is not going to rule you out. This quote is a bit harsh and I wouldn't agree at all. The true key though with "lower" stats is to get everything in EARLY!!! That makes a huge difference.rachel711 said:Simply put, NO.
Unless you are varsity athlete, URM or inventor of some wonder-drug.