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1classylady said:
Does anybody know what the MCAT score must be to attend NOVA?
I'm not sure that NOVA has a "minimum" MCAT score per se.

Many schools readily publish their average MCAT scores.

The Princeton Review (as of March 2006) had the following numbers for NOVA as reported by the school:

MCAT: 8.26, 7.76, N, 7.87 total= 23.89
 
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i know that the students that were in the 8 year program (maybe 7) (undergrad + med school) were required to get a 24...but if the average score was 24...half get below..half get above.
 

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Anyone know if Nova favors instaters? I am a NY guy and I have Nova on my hit list.
 

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our class has about 50/50 instate/outofstate i think....im out of state myself..and so is my roommate...(hes from jersey)....so i dont think they favor instate...gluck
 

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One of the interviewers was telling me last year that they were seeing a bit higher MCAT scores over the last year--but I think as long as your score isn't extrodinarily low you should be fine...
 

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so i was taking a look at mdapps the other day and looking for the profiles of people accepted to nova. i saw a guy who got accepted with a 17 mcat and a 2.9 gpa and 2.8 bcpm (or something around those ranges) and couldnt believe what i was seeing. now i know that if an average is a 24 on the mcat then some people must score below that, but a 17 come on...i know mdapps isnt a reliable source but doesnt that sort of deceive other students into thinking that they can slack off and still get in. i know it may inspire others into beleiving that they too have a shot but doesnt it also make nova look bad by making them seem like theyll take just about anybody since they took him with such low stats and almost no ECs??
 

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LINYKid said:
maybe a typo 3.9 vs 2.9 and 29 vs 19
you mean 3.9 vs 2.9 and 27 vs 17
anyway LOL...i bet that person doesn't have a 2 key on their comp so they used 1 instead :laugh:
 

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mochief2000 said:
I do thank offense to that statement. the bar my not be as high as some others, but surely not that low.
and you want to base your assumption on what?
Couse I know what i am talking about, and a Native American girl i met who got in with 18L and a 2.9 gpa is definetly not THAT low? Of course it can always be lower... :rolleyes:

besides where was my statement ofensive? I am just stating the facts i know. I am entilteled to my own opinion since i live in a free country.... i do not think i have offended anyone in the way i worded my idea.
 

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future doc??? said:
so i was taking a look at mdapps the other day and looking for the profiles of people accepted to nova. i saw a guy who got accepted with a 17 mcat and a 2.9 gpa and 2.8 bcpm (or something around those ranges) and couldnt believe what i was seeing. now i know that if an average is a 24 on the mcat then some people must score below that, but a 17 come on...i know mdapps isnt a reliable source but doesnt that sort of deceive other students into thinking that they can slack off and still get in. i know it may inspire others into beleiving that they too have a shot but doesnt it also make nova look bad by making them seem like theyll take just about anybody since they took him with such low stats and almost no ECs??

I don't know, that profile makes some sense to me

- Florida resident
- Master's degree
- almost all the EC's were directly in healthcare
- only applied to two schools, both in Florida... which can indicate that he may not be willing to move, in which case he's likely to stay here to practice, and the state wants that

But still, I agree with you that the school should really raise the bar. Unfortunately for NSU... it is hot in Florida, the cost of living is high (compared to, say, DMU), and they have dress code policies that turn off some people, so there's a large chunk of students who dont' even apply there and see how awesome it is.
 

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dr.kicia said:
and you want to base your assumption on what?
Couse I know what i am talking about, and a Native American girl i met who got in with 18L and a 2.9 gpa is definetly not THAT low? Of course it can always be lower... :rolleyes:

besides where was my statement ofensive? I am just stating the facts i know. I am entilteled to my own opinion since i live in a free country.... i do not think i have offended anyone in the way i worded my idea.

You are making assumptions that no person of white decent has gotten in with those scores? I never said that you don't have the freedom of speech, but you are basing your OPINION on a person, try not to include a whole group into that assumption. Most of AA is hearsay trust me. I ain't got no acceptance nowhere. with a good gpa and bad MCAT.
I not saying I am mad, I am saying when someone says "they get in with almost anything" it makes it look like we are not trying, we just wake up get F's then get into Yale.thats when i get offended.
P.S. your tone in your 2nd message still seemed kinda....oh well. Hopefully you see my message not as a attack, and I do respect your opinion.
 

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dr.kicia said:
or a URM...maybe?
I know they can get in with almost any numbers
you are completely incorrect. yes the first ammendement gives you the right to speak freely but it doesn't shield you from sounding idiotic. look into the allopathic forum at the urm-factoid post, there you will see posts by non-urms stating that there are less than 5 urms in many of their classes. numbers so low? how can this be since we can get in with almost any numbers". unlike some of the others who post, you dont offend me. I just think you should really think before you speak. constitutional rights dont ensure maturity.
 

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Straight from NOVA's site: 2004-2005 Applicant Profile


Fall 2005 Applicant Profile – Summary Statistics

Students Entering The Class of 2009: 236
Instate Male 61
Instate Female 64
Out of State Male 53
Out of State Female 58
Total 236

Student Profiles

All Applicants:

Avg Undergraduate GPA 3.34
Avg Science GPA 3.20
Avg NonScience GPA 3.48
Avg MCAT Biology Score 8.21
Avg MCAT Phys Science Score 7.71
Avg MCAT Verbal Score 7.75
Avg MCAT Total Score 23.67

Students Who Entered the Class of 2009
Avg Undergraduate GPA 3.40
Avg Science GPA 3.30
Avg NonScience GPA 3.51
Avg MCAT Biology Score 8.58
Avg MCAT Phys Science Score 7.98
Avg MCAT Verbal Score 8.34
Avg MCAT Total Score 24.90
 

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Just an update for students looking for current info, here are the current stats from their website:

Class of 2017

51% in-state; 49% out-of-state
Avg Undergrad GPA 3.49
Avg Science GPA 3.40
Avg MCAT: 28
 
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