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Low MCAT Schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by pglo, Oct 30, 2014.

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  1. pglo

    pglo 2+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    I'm curious, what are the schools that have a reputation of lower MCAT score acceptances. For example, I have seen on SDN threads that the Touros and AZCOM are big MCAT schools in terms of admissions.

    I'd like to know which one I can apply to since I just received enough money to add one more school on my AACOMAS.
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  3. UBC2014

    UBC2014 2+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    How low? We need more information on your stats and mcat.
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  4. Life Eternal

    Life Eternal 5+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2010
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  5. kaidou1412

    kaidou1412 2+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Durham, North Carolina
    how low? are you talking about below 20?
  6. edgerock24

    edgerock24 2+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    KYCOM, LUCOM, WVCOM to name a few.
  7. user3

    user3 7+ Year Member

    Jul 10, 2010
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  8. jambas10

    jambas10 2+ Year Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    How low? Give out numbers!
  9. feeling-dizzy


    Aug 11, 2014
    RVU. It has been rejecting most ppl with MCAT of 30 or higher; they interview majority of ppl with 25-27 MCAT
  10. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    That will do wonders for their avg stats!

  11. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2011
    A lot of newer schools have lower averages, for some reason, with a few exceptions like MUCOM, which apparently hit the ground running and is a lot of people's first choice.

    Beware LUCOM.
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  12. feeling-dizzy


    Aug 11, 2014
    Well, their MCAT ave stat should be around 26-27 since the majority of ppl they interviewed are within that range. From reading comments on SDN, most ppl with 30 or above MCAT are rejected at RVU (including myself and other fellow SDNs) while I know/met at least two other applicants with 25-26 MCAT have been accepted to RVU. It just seem very strange to me about their admission way?
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  13. karling

    karling 2+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2014
    Most people at RVU are rejected. They interview less than 10% of the people who apply there. It's not just most people with higher than a 30 MCAT; it's most people in general. I think they factor the secondary essay responses much more heavily than most schools. Some look for high MCAT, some look for high GPA, some look for impressive ECs. I think RVU looks for strong essays that clearly explain why you are a good fit for the school (and vice versa). MCAT is somewhere lower down the list.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2014
  14. acapnial

    acapnial 2+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Maybe, just maybe, they occasionally look at things other than MCAT scores in deciding whether or not to invite an applicant to interview.

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