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how many interviews per acceptance?????

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by geckel, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. geckel

    geckel Senior Member
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    I want to know how many people a school will interveiw and how many of those people will actually be accepted. For instance....if a school gets 500 applications how many would be interviewed for a class of say 80?

    Here's why I want to know......I applied last year with an overall GPA of 3.3 and Science GPA of 3.13. My DAT was a AA17/TS16/PA17. I applied in late December and had an interview (which went really well) in March. I wasn't accepted.
    This year I have reapplied with an overall GPA of 3.2 and Science GPA of 3.13. My DAT is now a AA21/TS21/PA23. Since I have already had an interview I will be considered with everyone else on the 1st (actually later because the school's adcoms are meeting two weeks into December).

    Regardless......I figure that if an interview is relatively rare than my increased DAT and earlier application means I'm in a lot better shape than last year. But if it turns out that the school hands out interviews like candy then I may be out of luck again :scared: . I have got to know.
     
  2. duh?

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    most schools will give you those numbers at interviews, but there's really no way of knowing the exact numbers till the end of the application cycle. You may want to call the schools you are interested in to know their current figures, but i don't see how that changes anything. If you will get in, you will. It doesnt matter if they interview 300 or 5 million people. there's only one you and if they want you, they'll call YOU! Relax. goodluck! :)
     
  3. Todds2be@work

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    I was interviewed last year at one school and this year they told me to wait. They said that I would either receive rejection or acceptance. I increased my GPA, DAT and received an award. It would really suck to receive rejection this year from the same school.
     
  4. geckel

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    I spoke to the admissions office today and they said that this year so far is at least as competitive as last year................I'm pretty sure that's true at all schools though.
     
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    None of this application process is random! It's important to remember that. They'll likely more be looking on what changed in your life since you last applied; how you improved, what additional experienced you've obtained, any switching around of priorities or living arrangement. It's always an issue of how competitive you are, not how many times you toss your penny into the fountain.
     
  6. 1992Corolla

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    Where are you located?
     
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    42. Afterall that is the answer to life, the universe and everything. Yeah, that is my final answer.
     
  8. Todds2be@work

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    I am from Toronto, Canada!
     
  9. twinklit

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    hey 1992corolla, when did you recieve an invite for your UNLV interview? that's my top choice, but I still haven't heard from them.....
     
  10. LadyxJC

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    It varies from school to school.

    From the interviews that I've attended, it's evident that there is a great increase in the number of applications this year... I think it's projected to be about a 40% increase compared to last year. Keeping that in mind, some schools interview more students to fill the same number of seats while others weed out most of the candidates in the selection process for interviews so that once you're interviewed, you have the same chances of being accepted as the students who have been interviewed last year.

    One school I interviewed at accepts about 60-70% of the students who interview, which is a lot. But they only interview 20% of the students who are applying to the school.

    Another school that I interviewed at accepts only 25% of the students who interview. So they increased the number of interviewees, along with the increase in applicants.

    Hope that helped~
     
  11. Audio

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    I'm guessing one of those schools you mentioned is Harvard ;)
     
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    and Tufts...
     

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