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Average Stats Thread

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by praying mantis, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. praying mantis

    praying mantis Senior Member
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    Not that we NEED another thread or anything, but I've been wondering how those of us with average stats are doing so far. I assume average to be 3.5 gpa and 30 MCAT. I was an August MCATer and have not faired too well yet.

    Interviews: UCONN, Albany, MCP Hahnemann

    WOuld anyone else with these stats care to share? I've noticed that there have been a few of us. And yes, I know stats are not everything. But I would assume that most of us have lots of ECs and clinical experience.

    BTW, I went to a small liberal arts college.
     
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  3. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator
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    I don't know if I'm as average as you are looking for, but here's how I fared:

    GPA: 3.6 - Podunk U
    MCAT: 32M
    Accepted at Kentucky and Louisville, then withdrew all my other applications. :)
     
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    Praying Mantis:

    I wouldn't consider a 3.5gpa and 30 MCAT as average. Those are solid (above average) stats. I'm sorry about the delay in correspondence with schools. What I've heard is that most schools are yet to peak in their interviewing. As late as April and May will be active interview months this year; though I hope you hear some good news much sooner than that.
     
  5. SMW

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    I am right on the money as far as your definition of "average," praying mantis. Also an August MCATer. I have had 2 interviews, 1 acceptance, 4 rejections (all pre-interview), and have 8 more interviews scheduled. Undergrad at Stanford.
     
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    Praying mantis, this is a perfect thread for me. Thank you for starting this. I have 3.6 GPA and 30 MCAT. So far, I have 2 interviews, 1 rejection, 0 acceptance, 0 interviews scheduled.

     
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    megkudos Senior Member
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    Original-They are good stats 3.5 and 30 but they are the average for accepted applicants. I think that's what Praying Manits meant :)
     
  8. serpiente

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    3.7 GPA, 31 (WS O) MCAT, Non-URM

    Ended up completing secondaries for 23 schools. Received 11 interview invites from a variety of schools (low-middle tiered, one top 10, etc.). So far interviewed at 5 of them. Wailisted at 3. Don't wanna go to to 6 more interviews, but I might have to. I think I've been lucky in getting invites because I chose my schools very carefully.

    Thanks for starting this thread, I find it hard to compare myself to those 35 MCATR's out there.
     
  9. eagle26

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    30 MCAT is average? Maybe among those accepted..from what I've seen (data) the average MCAT is about 27.
     
  10. johnM

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    GPA: 3.6 at No Name U.
    MCAT: 30 (10/10/10/P)
    Completed secondaries at 13 schools, got five interviews (Albany, EVMS, MCPHU, Loma Linda, and USUHS) and only one decision (accepted at USUHS) so far.
     
  11. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member
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    Average stats from JHU.

    Interviewed and accepted:
    GW
    Temple
    MCP
    Einstein

    Interviewed and withdrew:
    NYMC

    Interview offered, but withdrews:
    Tufts
    Penn State

    Still waiting and waiting:
    Jefferson
    Penn
    Cornell
    NYU
    Sinai
    OSU
     
  12. TwoSteveSquared

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    UCLA Undergrad w/ Ave. Stats

    Accepted:
    SLU, MCPHU

    Waitlisted:
    Tulane

    Interviewed and Waiting:
    NUMS
    UCLA
    USC
    GW
    MCW

    Interview Invite/Withdrew:
    NYMC


    Nadda:
    11 Schools

    Rejected:
    Stanford, U of C, Case, Pitt, UCSF, UCD, Vandi


    VERY TIRED OF WAITING!!!!
     
  13. otter

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    Looking at the number of all the other folks here, I'm starting to wonder what's going on with my app. Could it be because I was an engineering major? I know that most med schools prefer the humanities/social science type.

    I applied to 14 schools (none of them top-20 school, except UWSOM) and have only been invited to interview at 2 schools. Like I posted above, my stats are 30mcat, 3.6gpa from a top-30 university, with lots of extracurriulars. I took the August MCAT but turned in all my secondaries in August and Sept. I've had my essays looked at by five people, and they all said it was good.

    Congratulations to all of you that are have been admitted!! Good luck to the rest of us that are still trying!! <img src="graemlins/laughy.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughy]" />
     
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    "Average" is too vague of a term. Are we talkin average MCAT score of those who sat for it, average score of those who applied, or average score of those who ultimately matriculated? I think the following is about right: 23-24 (sat for exam), ~27 (applied), and 28-29 (matriculated). Feel free to correct me if this sounds a bit off.
     
  15. sounds good i guess...although i heard the average for applicants is 28.5, but i don't even know where i heard/saw that. anyway, i'm shocked that people with 3.5 and 30 mcats are getting like 5 or 6 interviews (on average it seems). i got a 3.44 and 34(M) and only two at average schools. what the heck is poisoning my application? i do not know, but i must have ingested some because i'm going bald from this.

    btw, how are we so convinced that schools will interview "heavily" on march and april? that sounds soo wrong.
     
  16. praying mantis

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    I applied to 22 schools and have only heard from 5 of them so far. I just want to know something!!

    Rejected:
    Tulane
    Wake Forest

    Interviews:
    Albany
    UCONN
    MCP Hahnemann

    Heard NOTHING: Most have been complete since late Oct./Nov

    Einstein
    BU
    Finch
    GW
    Georgetown
    Jefferson
    Loyola
    Sinai
    NYMC
    Oregon
    Penn State
    Saint Louis
    Temple
    Tufts
    Pitt
    Vermont
    VCU
     
  17. USeF

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    31, 3.8, school: U of South Florida

    Though some may say my GPA is above this thread's average, place my small name (up and coming!) school into context. This is a big peice of the pie at the big schools, IMHO. More in <a href="http://www.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=007803" target="_blank">this thread</a>

    Interviewed: (waitlist at all except Pitt)
    U of Florida
    U of South Florida
    U of Chicago
    Georgetown U
    U of Pitt

    Rejected:
    UC-San Francisco
    Mayo Clinic
    Stanford U
    Cornell U

    No word: (post-secondary 'cept UNC)
    Harvard
    Yale
    Northwestern
    Virginia
    UNC-Chapel Hill
     

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