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After interview, what are the odds?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MorningLight210, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. MorningLight210

    MorningLight210 Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    New York, NY
    I everyone...I hope that you are all well, and gradually recovering.....

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone have an idea about one's chances for admission to a school where one has been granted an interview? If you've been given an interview, can you indulge in an iota of confidence about your chances, or is it still impossibly difficult?

    Thank you in advance. Have a nice day everyone.
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  3. MorningLight210

    MorningLight210 Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    New York, NY
    whoops..."Hi everyone," not "I everyone." Sorry about that! :rolleyes:
  4. Wednesday

    Wednesday Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    It depends on the school. The MSAR has this info, I think.
  5. girl

    girl Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 9, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Hi, you can get info like that from the school's website. Look at #applied vs. interviewed vs. enrolled. Usually a school will accept double its class size originally (unless it is one of the absolute best schools, then they accept less than double b/c most people will come if accepted-- Harvard, Hopkins, etc).

    Northwestern, for example, offers limited interviews, but accepts 50% of the students interviewed.

    Hope this helps!
  6. elle

    elle Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2001
  7. jdub

    jdub Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Albany, NY
    keeping with the topic, definitely depends on the school. as was already mentioned schools like standford that have a more selective secondary and interviewing process will accept higher amounts of those interviewed,

    i really just wanted to let MorningLight210 know that he/she did not have to write another post to edit what was said in the first one. there is an edit button at the top of each post that is near the little quotation marks. just trying to help . . .
  8. I think that last years numbers may be a bit misleading. With schools anxious to fill their classes, they are selecting interviewies based on less information then in the past. I think that since they are screening less to interview, they may screen more after interviews. Meaning, %accepted from interview pool may be lower this year.
  9. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
    Have you actually heard any schools definitively say they will be interviewing more candidates this year? Just wondering, because I personally would not guess that there will be a substantial increase in the number of interviews given out -- interviewing is a lot of work for the school as well as the applicant, and puts a considerable strain on their resources in terms of timing and planning. I think you'll probably see about the same numbers of interviews offered as in past year, but with a screening process that may be slightly more number-intensive initially.

    As for odds, definitely check out the site, but I would venture to say that on average, your chance of acceptance post-interview is around 30-50%
  10. guardian

    guardian Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    When all is said and done, it doesn't seem uncommon for schools to offer acceptances that is THREE times the size of their enrolling class. Most schools seem to have an interview pool to enrollment ratio of 6:1.
  11. nochaser

    nochaser Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    An don't forget that this lends to the ever- so-popular wait-list!

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