Dismiss Notice
Check out the new Application Assistant, where you can calculate your LizzyM score, see how you rank compared to other applicants, and see a list of schools where similar students were accepted.

Are these considered low or mid tiered schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Ectsnow, May 13, 2014.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. Ectsnow

    Ectsnow

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    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
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. darkjedi

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

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,890
    Verified
    Physician
    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

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    30,372
    Location:
    Somewhere west of St. Louis
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Verified
    Faculty
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,010
    Status:
    Medical Student
    GWU gets so many apps, I would not bother applying unless you are truly interested in the program.
     
  6. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    1,090
    Status:
    Medical Student
    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

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    Messages:
    686
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    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
     

About the ads

Share This Page