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I need a little help on which schools I should apply to. My stats are (31R)
VR 10 PS 10 BS 11
BCPM 3.87 Overall 3.86

I'm from California, so I know I will apply to all the schools within this state, but I was wondering, especially with my MCAT score, where I should apply out of state as well?


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There is a School Selection sticky at the top of this forum that can help you pick schools based on how competitive your stats are. Consider downloading it, as it is an excellent resource contining information from the just-released MSAR.


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Thank you, what is the best way to pick from that list without over picking?
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Pick about 4 dream schools above your LizzyM score, and 4 safeties, below it. The rest of your 24 or so schools should be within your reach. If there are multiple candidates, then research the cost, location, type of curriculum, cost of living, city vs noncity, etc. and pick the ones appealing to you the most. Be careful to check the percent taken from out of state if you choose state schools, as some take very few OOS. When you come of with a list of schools you'd attend, feel free to post it on this thread and get it critiqued.

As you're from California, consider including Rosalind Franklin and UIllinois (takes ~23% OOS, but very expensive) which seem to love Californians.


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very nice GPA :) What would count as a safety in your opinion?

Thanks. I have one more 3 weeks to get through in order to keep it for app season.

Safetyish schools might be:
Penn State
Rosalind Franklin
SUNY downstate
George Washington
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