MCAT: 35R GPA: 3.97 Shadowing various specialties (200+ hours) Tutor Various clubs (Very involved) Volunteering (200+ hours) Future leadership position NO RESEARCH My extracirriculars are solid but nothing spectacular.I'm pretty certain I'm going to get drilled on lack of research. I'm from Texas so I'm hoping to see some love from in-state. However, I'm seeing a lot of people that are getting rejected with good stats (for whatever reason) even before the interview. Right now, I'm thinking about applying to Michigan, Northwestern, and UPenn for out of state. Would it be wise to apply to some lower tiered schools out of state? Also do you think I stand much of a shot at the top out of state schools? (I don't think my resume is anything special). The only hitch is I'm pressed for money and have to take travel expenses, etc in account.