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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by jlee1986, May 13, 2008.

  1. jlee1986

    jlee1986 10+ Year Member

    May 21, 2007
    hey guys,

    i hate to bombard you with another "where to apply" thread, but i'm not sure if i'm applying to the right place/the right number of schools with my stats. if anything, can you guys tell me where NOT to apply? i want to save money on schools not really worth applying to...thanks, i really appreciate your help! :)

    3.7 overall, 3.7 science gpa, 21/21/26 DAT
    korean descent
    university of michigan
    3 years of research experience (NIH)
    sorority vice president
    various volunteer activities
    orgo I and II lab TA
    intramural sports
    100+ hours of general dentist shadowing
    pre-dental association

    this is my list of schools:
    stony brook
    boston u
    virginia commonwealth

    again, i really appreciate your help!!

    oh yeah, i'm a new york resident. forgot to mention that, sorry!
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  3. zoom12

    zoom12 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2007
    You have a well rounded app. If you can afford to apply to that many go for it! It should be more than enough.
  4. Hybridtavo

    Hybridtavo Dr Ortegon 7+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    All I can say is U r IN!!!! GOod Job!!! Im in the same dilemma as far as what schools to apply unfortunately my stats r not as high as urs, call the schools ask some questions as far as program and what they offer that makes them stand out, I actually did that yesterday + I had some input from the guys here on SDN. Good luck!!!
  5. small

    small 10+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2007
    University Place, WA
    You're not going to have any problems getting in, so you might consider widdling down your list a bit. Also, did you list your ethnicity along with your achievements because you'd like to know where other Korean-Americans go to dental school? If not, I don't think your race will matter.
  6. Mackchops

    Mackchops Lover Man 10+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2003
    San Antonio
    You have good stats and assuming you interview well you should do fine. I would recommend narrowing down to 7-8 schools you WANT to attend. Maybe 2 reaches, 3 ballpark, and 2-3 "safer" schools. Depending on where you want to be geographically it might look like:
    Reach - Uconn, Columbia
    Ballpark - Tufts, Stony, Buff
    "Safer" - NYU, Temple

    There's no need to apply to all those schools. Also, why isn't Buff on your list if you're a NY resident?
  7. blankguy

    blankguy 7+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    You have very strong stats you pretty much can apply anywhere with the exception of a few state schools that reserve 90+% of their seats for instaters.

    Don't overlook Buffalo since you are a ny resident.
    If you want you could try applying to Harvard. :D
    You may get away with not having to apply to NYU since it is one of the most expensive schools around. You can't go wrong with Tufts, it may be expensive but they will work you over, people come out of there with well rounded strong clinical skills.
  8. jlee1986

    jlee1986 10+ Year Member

    May 21, 2007
    thank you so much for your responses guys!! does anyone have any feedback on the california schools? also, i'm not applying to buffalo cause i actually applied for the early assurance program last summer ( and was offered a spot for the 2009 freshman class. i still wanted to apply to other schools to get a chance to look at their programs (i'm from buffalo, and i'd actually rather not stay in the area...unless it has a program that i'm looking for over the other schools.

    does anyone else have any other comments/suggestions? i'd really appreciate it :)
  9. doc3232

    doc3232 7+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    UCLA accepts few out of states I think.
  10. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    i hvae always wondered why some schools are considered safety schools, when people with stats like this are denied from these 'safety' schools just as much as 'top choice' schools???
  11. Bruinlove

    Bruinlove 5+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Your stats are right around the average for both UCLA and UCSF. So I guess you definitely have a shot.
  12. Bruinlove

    Bruinlove 5+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    I guess it is because those "safety" schools are less selective than top choice schools?

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