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Out of state students have a shot at State schools?

Discussion in 'Physical Therapy' started by stopitmarcy, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. stopitmarcy

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    Hi I'm new here. I'm about to send in all of my applications and I guess I didn't realize some of them require supplemental materials and an additional crazy fee (new mexico $250!) So I'm just curious do state schools accept very little out of state students? I'm from Hawaii and we don't have any PT schools out here. I was thinking about NAU and UNM as possibilities but I'm just curious if they cater to more in state students. I heard UNM is mainly all New Mexico residents. Thanks! Your help is much appreciated!!
     
  2. pt2014mu

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    I applied to UNM last year and they did not even respond for 6 months (while they waited to fill the class with in state students!)... so yeah I do think its an issue. Some of the PTCAS schools indicate the % in state and out of state so you can get some idea of the breakdown
     
  3. exrx

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    Yes, in general state schools accept significantly less applicants from out of state. Mostly, it's due to mass amounts of residents applying compared to non-residents. If it's not stated on their website, ask and schools will give you the percentage or number of slots they usually accept or reserve for out of staters.

    I don't know your stats but you will definitely be able to get in somewhere if they're decent. Schools do look for diversity and variety, so I would go ahead and apply. Contact schools you're interested in so they can become more familiar with you.
     
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    oh wow thats crazy! im gonna go check up on them. thanks guys for the input!
     
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    UNM explicitly states on their site that in-state will be given precedence over out-of-state. So I wouldn't count on that. NAU is also highly selective about in and out of state.
     
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    Hey stopitmarcy,

    I'm also in Hawaii. Are aware of the WICHE Program? http://www.wiche.edu/psep/phys

    UNM is on the list of participating schools and it means that you will be considered by these schools as if you were a resident of that state. It's like a reciprocity agreement. They also offer aid but it is limited. Good Luck!
     

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