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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Ectsnow, 05.13.14.

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  1. Ectsnow

    Ectsnow

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    Looking to add a broader range of schools to my list...would you say these schools are considered the "low tier" schools? If not, what would you guys recommend I add?

    Penn state
    SUNY buffalo
    Rush
    Rosalind
    Jefferson
    GWY

    Thanks
     
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  3. darkjedi

    darkjedi how did this get here I am not good with computer 7+ Year Member

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    um no

    forget 'tiers' they are utterly meaningless in determining your school list. Look at median MCAT and GPA, you stats should be relatively closely aligned.

    even schools with median stats significantly lower than yours can ignore you since they assume you just applied to them as a safety
     
  4. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    Lets just say they're more willing to accept < avg candidates (MCAT <33, GPAs < 3.6); their spreads for the 10-90th 5iles are wider than, say, Pitt or Harvard.

    So how about we call them Wide-Spread, Medium-Spread, and Narrow-Spread?

    Penn state
    SUNY buffalo
    Rush
    Rosalind
    Jefferson
    GWY
     
  5. shiftingmirage

    shiftingmirage 7+ Year Member

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    GWU gets so many apps, I would not bother applying unless you are truly interested in the program.
     
  6. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't focus on tiers for your individual purposes, look at what schools accept your gpa/mcat range from your state and their mission fit, it isn't like any of these programs are bad or low quality.
     
  7. Optimus-Prime

    Optimus-Prime 2+ Year Member

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    Look at MSAR and search MCAT scores starting from the lowest, make sure to double check OOS generosity. Off the top of my head NYMC and EVMS are along those lines
     

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