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I received a 525 and have a uGPA of 3.89 and have multiple offers. My friend who has no intention of applying for medicine bet me ( as a joke ) he can score high enough on the MCAT and get still accepted to a refutable school with his low GPA. He is claiming that he has interviews from schools in both Canada and the States. How is that possible? His uGPA is a 2.7 and but he did scored a 526 on the MCAT.
Can that low of a GPA combined with an excellent MCAT actually get you in?
 

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2.7 = B- GPA which roughly correlates to 80-83%

Nowhere near ideal for applying to medical school but it's a far cry from 60%. If you doubt him so much, ask him to forward you the interview invite emails.
 

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I received a 525 and have a uGPA of 3.89 and have multiple offers. My friend who has no intention of applying for medicine bet me ( as a joke ) he can score high enough on the MCAT and get still accepted to a refutable school with his low GPA. He is claiming that he has interviews from schools in both Canada and the States. How is that possible? His uGPA is a 2.7 and but he did scored a 526 on the MCAT.
Can that low of a GPA combined with an excellent MCAT actually get you in?
Not sure how Canada works...but US schools haven't even started handing out interviews yet. So that sort of blows a gigantic hole in his story....not to mention your "mulitple offers". o_O
 
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I don't think that's possible, uGPA 2.7 was too low to think anything. There's possibility but is very low. BTW, other factors also matter.
 

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Not sure how Canada works...but US schools haven't even started handing out interviews yet. So that sort of blows a gigantic hole in his story. o_O

Canadian cycle isn't rolling, you apply in the fall (varies depending the school) and find out if you got an interview in January/February (again, depends on the school).

Also no Canadian school would ever consider someone with a 2.7, even if they were a Canadian citizen. Absolutely no chance, regardless of how astonishing the rest of your application is.
 
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For all applicants under 3.00 GPA, there were 138 acceptances out of 2585 applicants for an acceptance rate of 5.3%. I believe the GPA listed here are solely undergraduate so therefore we do not know of any GPA trends, success in postbacc, and most importantly SMP.
https://www.aamc.org/download/321508/data/factstablea23.pdf


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Another swing-and-a-miss by OP. Tell your friend he can go to Princeton Med, I hear its awfully "refutable"
 
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For all applicants under 3.00 GPA, there were 138 acceptances out of 2585 applicants for an acceptance rate of 5.3%. I believe the GPA listed here are solely undergraduate so therefore we do not know of any GPA trends, success in postbacc, and most importantly SMP.
https://www.aamc.org/download/321508/data/factstablea23.pdf


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It doesn't have any breakdown for higher percentile MCATs. But the 514-517 range indicates a 30% success. 520+ is probably along the lines of 40-50 % if I had to guess.
 

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For all applicants under 3.00 GPA, there were 138 acceptances out of 2585 applicants for an acceptance rate of 5.3%. I believe the GPA listed here are solely undergraduate so therefore we do not know of any GPA trends, success in postbacc, and most importantly SMP.
https://www.aamc.org/download/321508/data/factstablea23.pdf


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Those stats conveniently don't include ** and mention that those acceptees are likely non-trads, who likely had rough starts as 18 year olds, returned to school later, aced their classes, but their overall gpa forever damaged by grades from 10 years ago.

I doubt any of those are unhooked trad applicants.
 
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In the old tables, 2.x/39+ only occurred 37 times in 3 years, and 11 were admitted. As mentioned above I would bet they had big upward trends, post-baccs, SMPs etc.

Also as above, OP is lying, and looks like he deleted his other post claiming an admit to Princeton's non existent medical school
 
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Op won't likely be posting anymore....aw shucks..


BTW...why doesn't Princeton open a med school?
Their whole bit is that they focus primarily on being the best possible undergrad education. No med school, no law school, no business school, far smaller percent of grad students compared to peers, you get the idea
 
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Isn't Yale also focused on UGrad? And they have a med school/law school/PA school.


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Their whole bit is that they focus primarily on being the best possible undergrad education. No med school, no law school, no business school, far smaller percent of grad students compared to peers, you get the idea
And it's working lol.

Isn't Yale also focused on UGrad? And they have a med school/law school/PA school.


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From what I understand, Yale is great for undergrad because UGs have wide open access to all the amenities brought in by their graduate/professional programs. Princeton is great for undergrad because they let undergrads do whatever they want with near unlimited funding. They also funnel a huge portion of their administrative attention towards the UG experience.
 

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Isn't Yale also focused on UGrad? And they have a med school/law school/PA school.


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I'm sure they tell tour groups that they're focused on UGrad, but the majority of students are grad/professional. That being said, Dartmouth has a med school and b-school and it's probably the closest to a LAC out of the Ivies.
 

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Op won't likely be posting anymore....aw shucks..


BTW...why doesn't Princeton open a med school?
Because it would cost at least $50-100 million as per LCME standards, and have associations with a teaching hospital.

Almost of the new MD schools opening in the past 10-20 years have been public schools. There's a moral there, somewhere.

DO schools can get away with far less due to the less stringent COCA standards, alas.
 
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