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shal

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    What are good out of state schools to apply to - ones that will give you a fair chance for admission? I didn't have much luck with Purdue and wish I had known other schools that would have been better to apply to.
     

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      I don't think any out-of-state public school would give you a fair chance of admission, since by law, they're required to accept a certain percentage of in-state students. I know at the University of Nortch Carolina, they only accept 18% out-of-state students.
       

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        Ok, if not fair then good chances of getting accepted. I have seen a lot of people applying to certain universities such as Midwestern, NVCP etc. Can someone tell me which ones I can apply to next year? I may or may not be applying since I still have to hear back from one more university. But, just wanted to prepare myself for the worst scenario.
         
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          I think your best bet is applying to private universities. I'm applying next year too (well, actually, in the fall). I'm still trying to figure what schools I want to apply to, beside my in-state schools.
           

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            The University of Maryland does not have extremely restrictive policies on out-of-state students. I am sure they favor in-state applicants, but I think they let in a larger percentage of out-of-state people than a lot of public state schools. I got in there this year and I am a Texas resident.
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              Here is a document that lays out the residency of entering students from the 2002 entering class:
              http://www.aacp.org/Docs/MainNavigation/ForStudentsApplicants/5393_PSARtab8.pdf
              (It's a pdf file so you need Adobe Acrobat to read it.)

              You can tell from this document that some schools have extremely restrictive policies for out-of-state applicants and others do not. I can't find a copy of this for 2003, but their residency policies have probably not changed since 2002.

              This is from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy web page which has a bunch of helpful statistics and documents that you can take a look at.
              http://www.aacp.org/site/page.asp?TrackID= &VID=1&CID=29&DID=3022
              Lot of good info under the "Admissions" and "Application and Enrollment Data" links.

              Shannon
               

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                Creighton University is a good choice for a private school... I don't think it's hard to get in at all. No interviews or anything, just PharmCAS and a supplemental application. They're really good with keeping applicants updated too. Throughout the application process they emailed me and called me to let me know what documents I'm missing, etc etc. And two weeks after turning in everything, I got accepted. So yeah I'd say if you're thinking about priviate out-of-school schools (unless you're from Nebraska... that's where Creighton is located), you should consider Creighton as a choice. They take in lots of out-of-state students, which is a plus. :)
                 

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                  You should try looking into Massachusetts college of Pharmacy and Health Sciences -Worcester....that was the only out of state school that I applied to that even gave me an interview, and I got into that school. Also, MCP does not require pcat!
                   

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                    Originally posted by sunkiki486
                    Creighton University is a good choice for a private school... I don't think it's hard to get in at all. No interviews or anything, just PharmCAS and a supplemental application. They're really good with keeping applicants updated too. Throughout the application process they emailed me and called me to let me know what documents I'm missing, etc etc. And two weeks after turning in everything, I got accepted. So yeah I'd say if you're thinking about priviate out-of-school schools (unless you're from Nebraska... that's where Creighton is located), you should consider Creighton as a choice. They take in lots of out-of-state students, which is a plus. :)

                    Do you know what PCAT score they consider competitive? This year I didn't want to take the PCAT so I was very limited with the number of schools I could apply to. I think if I don't get in anywhere, then I will probably take the PCAT.
                     

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                      Originally posted by shal
                      Do you know what PCAT score they consider competitive? This year I didn't want to take the PCAT so I was very limited with the number of schools I could apply to. I think if I don't get in anywhere, then I will probably take the PCAT.

                      I'm not sure... it doesn't say on the school Website. If it gives you any better idea, my composite was a 81... I don't think Creighton look at your PCAT score as much as other aspects such as your grades and personal statement, because otherwise I probably wouldn't have gotten in (I did REALLY bad on my verbal section -- lower than a 30...)
                       
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