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MCAT Percentiles

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Does anyone know how often MCAT percentiles are calculated and posted? I see way more posts of people with MCATs above 500 than posts of MCATs below 500 and was wondering if the percentiles are really accurate or if SDN is just a terrible sample size that I'm looking at.
 

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Does anyone know how often MCAT percentiles are calculated and posted? I see way more posts of people with MCATs above 500 than posts of MCATs below 500 and was wondering if the percentiles are really accurate or if SDN is just a terrible sample size that I'm looking at.
the percentiles posted by AAMC are accurate. Those with scores above the mean are way more likely to post on both Reddit and SDN so you have a biased sample with a ton of selection bias
 
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This is insane, can't believe people would do this. 25% of applicants have no business applying.

About 3.8% of matriculants had a <=500! But yes, you'd be surprised about the average applicant's profile, especially after spending time on SDN. No wonder 60% of them get rejected every year!
 
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