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How many schools to apply to..

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by dentdent2233, May 12, 2008.

  1. dentdent2233

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    Just wondering- how many schools do people usually apply to?
     
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  3. Hybridtavo

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    5-7 Schools
     
  4. doc3232

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    it really depends on what you will or will not do.
    Some say 20 if your on the low side for DAT and gpa
    10 is average
    5 is if your on top of everything.
     
  5. Suren911

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    I am probably going to apply to 22.
     
  6. blankguy

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    5 to 7 is kind of too few nowadays. I was advised to apply to about 10, people I've met in interviews had applied to 13-14. 22 sounds like too much. I'd say 10.
    Don't be afraid to apply to a couple of more if you are interested in other schools.
     
  7. jigabodo

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    Can't rememeber off the top of my head, but the average last year was around 8-9 schools, I believe.
     
  8. blankguy

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    Averages are irrelevant. The applicant applies to the number of schools that he/she thinks is sensible.

    Going over 20 is going to come across as desperate.
     
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    I must have been desperate... :(
     
  10. Bruinlove

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    I think this method should work fine.

    If you have stats like 3.7+/22+, do not waste your time and money. Just apply to a few that you are very interested in. (5~7)

    Stats like 3.7+/20 or 3.5/22+, apply to the schools that you are interested in plus a few backups. (7~10)

    Stats like 3.5/18 or 3.3/20 or 3.0/22+, apply to the schools that you would go if they let you in. (15~20)

    Stats like 3.3/18 or 3.0/20, apply to as many schools as possible and hope for the best. Or, take DAT again or do post-bac.
     

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