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People who got accepted to UPENN

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by john9192, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. john9192

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    First of all,
    Congrats to all of you who got into dental school as of today.
    I'm really getting nervous b/c I'm going to be applying next cycle.
    It is comming up!!

    Did any of you guys with science GPA below 3.5 get into Upenn this year?
    I checked predents.com and there was like 1!
    Just curious because it seems like they weigh more on your GPA more than anything else. Thanks guys.
     
  2. Zanderale6

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    Keep in mind that not everyone puts their stats up on the PreDents website. You are likely not getting a fair representation of the total applicant pool.

    That being said ... although I do believe that more than one person with a sub 3.5 GPA has been accepted to Penn, I agree with your observation that Penn ADCOMS tend to value high GPA's over most other things.
     
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  3. ddsjymaeng

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    among others?
     
  4. Ething

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    Avg gpa for last yrs class was close to a 3.7. Dont waste time applying if you have below 3.5 unless you have some type of "special" situation (ie. you are a minority/have a connection).
     
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  5. Cymbidium

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    At my Penn interview they made a specific point of said that they look for "people" not "numbers" so I would say that you actually have a good chance of getting in with a lower GPA.

    Just my $0.02
     
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    What school doesnt say that though you know? Im sure they look at "people" AFTER the "numbers." D-school is hit or miss.





    Im just bitter..
     
  7. PickMe

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    id say def apply even if you have below a 3.5! the avg this year was about a 3.7, but that still means that plenty of people with gpa's below 3.5 got admitted, i even know people with close to 3.0's that got in. a high gpa will help but they look at so much more.
     

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