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SPTs, What do you think are my chances of getting in? (Guessing solely on stats...)

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July is coming up quick, and so I'm just getting ready for my first round of PT school applications. Before I apply, what do you think are my chances of getting in based on these stats below?

Overall GPA (In Progress): 3.60
PT Prereq GPA: 3.54
GRE V: 154
GRE Q: 156
GRE Writing: 5
Observation Hours: >400 (Over 350 of these are just outpatient ortho clinics, though.)

I plan to include essay topics such as advocating for direct access, avoidance of physician-operated practices, and my history in coaching and leadership.
I'm the officer of the pre-PT club at my university and have been lucky to have gotten some good recommendations. Almost half of the schools I'm planning to apply to don't publish admittance stats, so it's hard to know how I stack up.

I'm applying to: Mayo (Rochester, MN), U of Minnesota, U of Utah, U of WI Madison, St. Scholastica (Duluth), Regis and U of CO Boulder, and Concordia St. Paul.
 

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I was accepted into University of Minnesota and will be attending in July. They are non-ptcas and use rolling admissions so I highly recommend getting that application done ASAP. I finished my application in October and they told me I would have been accepted if the class wasn't full by that point (filled by the end of September). I was accepted from their waitlist in January but if I had gotten in earlier I wouldn't have lost a deposit at another school I was thinking of attending.

Regis is an interesting one. They place high importance on prereq and GRE scores and then they have about 6 highly recommended courses that boost your application. They also give bonus points to applicants who attended a Jesuit university or have completed a graduate degree. I think they use those guidelines to grant interviews, but when it came time for the interview they wanted to know about involvement with community service and being a leader. Basically embodying the whole Jesuit culture as a PT. I'm currently waitlisted there.

CU Denver (Boulder does not have a PT program) is a public state school so they have a lot of Colorado applicants. They like applicants who are diverse and well-rounded but also have strong academics. They are pretty competitive.

Overall your stats look pretty good. I'm not sure about the rest of the schools, but in general state schools are the most competitive. It never hurts to diversify your PT observation settings (SNF, acute care, pediatrics, home health, etc) or increase community service and involvement.
 
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I was accepted into University of Minnesota and will be attending in July. They are non-ptcas and use rolling admissions so I highly recommend getting that application done ASAP. I finished my application in October and they told me I would have been accepted if the class wasn't full by that point (filled by the end of September). I was accepted from their waitlist in January but if I had gotten in earlier I wouldn't have lost a deposit at another school I was thinking of attending.

Regis is an interesting one. They place high importance on prereq and GRE scores and then they have about 6 highly recommended courses that boost your application. They also give bonus points to applicants who attended a Jesuit university or have completed a graduate degree. I think they use those guidelines to grant interviews, but when it came time for the interview they wanted to know about involvement with community service and being a leader. Basically embodying the whole Jesuit culture as a PT. I'm currently waitlisted there.

CU Denver (Boulder does not have a PT program) is a public state school so they have a lot of Colorado applicants. They like applicants who are diverse and well-rounded but also have strong academics. They are pretty competitive.

Overall your stats look pretty good. I'm not sure about the rest of the schools, but in general state schools are the most competitive. It never hurts to diversify your PT observation settings (SNF, acute care, pediatrics, home health, etc) or increase community service and involvement.
Thanks for the input! I'll definitely shoot to apply asap. Congrats on getting into the U! I go there now for undergrad. Do you remember some of the essay topics for the UMN application? Also, what was the format? (Like, full page, short paragraph, MLA essay, etc.)
 

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Good chance, granted you do well on interviews :)
 
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