Are schools biased against applicants who are Texas residents?


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
5+ Year Member
Jul 1, 2011
Medical Student
So I've heard this theory before but I wanted to see if there is a general agreement or disagreement for this. The theory is that since Texas residents have 8 medical schools to apply to and because Texas schools have much lower tuition than most other medical schools, Texas residents who apply OOS are at a disadvantage because OOS Adcoms figure that the applicant has a low chance of matriculating.

What do you guys think about this? I mean it makes sense from a logical POV...


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5+ Year Member
Mar 1, 2013
It's certainly a theory I've posited a time or two.

The exceptions would be, IMO, applicants with top-10-level stats who might legitimately prefer Harvard-Hopkins-Mayo to cheap tuition. But for those with more typical qualifications, why would they be likely to pass up a cheap mid-tier for an expensive mid-tier? Geography? (But CA schools are notoriously hard to get into) Texas applicants are mostly yield-busters for OOS mid-tiers