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How many schools are you applying to?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Waffleguy, Nov 30, 2008.

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How many pharmacy schools are you applying to?

  1. 1-3 schools

    17 vote(s)
    27.4%
  2. 4-7 schools

    20 vote(s)
    32.3%
  3. 8-12 schools

    15 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. 13 or more schools

    10 vote(s)
    16.1%
  1. Waffleguy

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    I'm trying to get a feel for how many schools most people are applying for. Last year I applied to 2 of them and was denied. This year I am applying to 8 schools. Is 8 conisidered a lot of schools? When interview time rolls around, would it make me look bad to tell them I have applied to such a large number of schools?
     
  2. thephoenician88

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    about 4 schools. I'm hoping i get into at least 1. My bank account is in negatives :/
     
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  3. purplepower

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    I'm applying to 9:

    UNC-interview 11/14
    UK-interview 11/21
    Creighton campus-pathway- interview 12/5

    SCCP
    UGA
    ETSU
    Midwestern-CCP
    UMN
    Pacific Univ.

    I feel like I should stop now!
     
  4. BallnGlove

    BallnGlove Pharmacist
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    I applied to 7 through PharmCas--Then found out my wife is pregnant!!
    So I filed secondaries with 4.

    Lipscomb-Interview on Dec. 3rd
    Belmont-Secondary submitted
    Samford-Secondary submitted
    Palm Beach Atlantic-Secondary submitted

    Hope that helps!!
     
  5. phar2013

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    I know what you mean! 4 in a possible for me!!
     
  6. RXsocal

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    I've never applied to pharmacy school but I have a general idea that it's probably expensive. How much have you or anybody reading this spent so far? Is it fair to say each application to a school is generally 100-200 overall including supps?
     
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  7. bigpanda

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    that sounds right. i applied to 12 schools this cycle and it cost me around 1200.
     
  8. WhiteSnows

    WhiteSnows Think Right and Grow Rich
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    I apply to 3 schools because I do not have money to fly around. If I do not get in any of 3 schools, I will add a few more. However, I got in!
     
  9. calisoca

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    I dropped a cool $1,100 on apps. Pharmcas bent me over lubelessly.
     
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  10. Jammerdez1

    Jammerdez1 Oklahoma 2013
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    My tally is well over $3000 at this point. Between PharmCAS, transcripts, app fees, supp. fess, and traveling for interviews, this process is getting ridiculously expensive. I figure by the time I've finished all my interviews and put down a couple of deposits, I'll have hit the $6-8k mark. :eek:
     
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  11. JeremyE30

    JeremyE30 Accepted Pharmacy Student
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    I applied to 5 schools and have spent around $1600 for everything. Pharmcas ($220), pcat twice plus practice test ($300), 5 supplementals ($350), gas for travel ($150), new suit ($300), confirmation deposit ($250).
     
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  12. medicalCPA

    medicalCPA Actually, it's medicalCPA, PhD now
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    Last year, I applied to 4. This year, only one. Ironically, I spent more on PharmCAS and supplemental (total $215) than I did for my interview trip ($162). Viva Greyhound!
     
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