I'm really curious about my chances at: -Columbia -Boston University -Yale I really, really want to be at Columbia, but should I apply to other/more schools? Geography (NYC<->Boston) is the most important thing for me. I just graduated with a degree in biology from a strong school this past spring. I've been applying to medical schools (with the intention of going MD/MPH), but I want to apply to MPH schools directly too (in case...). Stats: GPA: 3.4 MCAT: 36R/BS-12, PS-11, VR-13 GRE: is this something I should take? I want to use my MCAT. Been teaching for Kaplan, over four years of cancer research, one published paper, and one paper in review. Not much in terms of serious extracurriculars besides research. So, I guess my questions are: 1. Should I be looking at other schools? -What are my chances at Columbia? 2. Do I want to take the GRE? (some schools mentioned that they want to see evidence of quantitative abilities, but I tested out of calc and never went back to math.) 3. What other things should I worry about? (besides starting my application late in the cycle) Thanks for any advice you guys can give me!