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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by dreamscometrue, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. dreamscometrue


    Apr 9, 2007
    Do schools actually take private donations? I have heard that if you make a big donation to some schools that they will actually accept you. Does anybody know how true this is?
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  3. omnione

    omnione SDN Pharmoderator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Through television, we often see the shows and movies that depict students getting into an Ivy League school because the parents were connected to the admissions board and/or highest authority through donations and/or prestige. I think that "old boy networks" where the parents get their children into stuff when merit doesn't warrant it do exist to a certain extent. Still, that relationship seems to depend on developed reputation and prestige and not on a one-time donation that directly precedes application.

    If you are just a common person and not part of a rich family like the Hiltons and DuPonts, then you probably don't have enough money to buy your way into pharmacy school. $1,000 won't cut it because schools are going to milk you for a lot more. $1,000,000 might do it, but there would be one person on the waitlist who would be pissed if that donation was the deciding factor in you getting into the school.
  4. KellyBean

    KellyBean 2+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2007
    In the middle of nowhere
    If I had $1,000,000 to give away, then I would rather open my own pharmacy school and accept myself in.
  5. shaun009

    shaun009 Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    lol another awesome way to enter pharmacy school, pay your way in!

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