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Tufts University
Temple University
Wake Forest University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
Boston University
University of Washington
University of Southern California
University of Arizona
Drexel University
Case Western Reserve University
Georgetown University
University of Texas Houston

Assume a student is applying from a mediocre state university. What type of GPA, MCAT, and ECs do you believe the student would need on average to apply to the schools on this list? Also, do you think this list includes a fair number of reaches and safeties? Just wanted to get some opinions so I know what types of stats I should be shooting for since these are some schools I would like to attend. Thanks! :)
 

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Tufts University
Temple University
Wake Forest University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
Boston University
University of Washington
University of Southern California
University of Arizona
Drexel University
Case Western Reserve University
Georgetown University
University of Texas Houston

Assume a student is applying from a mediocre state university. What type of GPA, MCAT, and ECs do you believe the student would need on average to apply to the schools on this list? Also, do you think this list includes a fair number of reaches and safeties? Just wanted to get some opinions so I know what types of stats I should be shooting for since these are some schools I would like to attend. Thanks! :)

http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/2005/2005mcatgpa.htm

http://www.amazon.com/Medical-Schoo...1551014?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1172876900&sr=8-1

There's also a couple of nice stickies at the top of this page.
 
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I know I can get the factual data but was just wondering what people think would be the stats necessary to create a list of this nature.
 
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dont take it personally op, but seriously? try the search function, buy an msar, do something on your own... this info is easy to find

but i guess it would be easier ask everyone esle to do your work for you...

seriously admins... make people wait a little while when new before starting threads
 

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Tufts University
Temple University
Wake Forest University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
Boston University
University of Washington
University of Southern California
University of Arizona
Drexel University
Case Western Reserve University
Georgetown University
University of Texas Houston

Assume a student is applying from a mediocre state university. What type of GPA, MCAT, and ECs do you believe the student would need on average to apply to the schools on this list? Also, do you think this list includes a fair number of reaches and safeties? Just wanted to get some opinions so I know what types of stats I should be shooting for since these are some schools I would like to attend. Thanks! :)

Are you kidding?
 

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Don't even apply to the University of Arizona unless you are a resident of that state. They don't accept non-residents. Period.
 

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Also, don't bother with the University of Washington unless you are a WICHE (or whatever the stupid acronym is) resident.
 

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ok here is about a serious reply as you deserve to get...

if you get a 44t and a 4.0 you have a great shot at any of them
if you get a 25 and a 2.7 you are likey SOL

if you get somewhere in between the two and are a decent person with ok EC's and can write a decent ps, you should get in somewhere, probably
 

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ok here is about a serious reply as you deserve to get...

if you get a 44t and a 4.0 you have a great shot at any of them
if you get a 25 and a 2.7 you are likey SOL

if you get somewhere in between the two and are a decent person with ok EC's and can write a decent ps, you should get in somewhere, probably

Agree with the top part of your post, but I'm not sure you will get in anywhere if you are closer to that bottom border (i.e. a 2.8/26 isn't going to work, nor is a 2.9/27...).

OP -- pick up the MSAR and you can see the average stats for each school. Compare your own stats to those. If you match up favorably, apply. If you don't, the school is a longshot for you. Many people have no "safeties". But don't get totally hung up on the numbers, the other parts of the app can help or tank you too. One thing I note is that these schools are all over the map (literally and figuratively), so why them? It's usually best to have some rationalle for selecting schools, be it location, or whatever.
 

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Agree with the top part of your post, but I'm not sure you will get in anywhere if you are closer to that bottom border (i.e. a 2.8/26 isn't going to work, nor is a 2.9/27...).

OP -- pick up the MSAR and you can see the average stats for each school. Compare your own stats to those. If you match up favorably, apply. If you don't, the school is a longshot for you. Many people have no "safeties". But don't get totally hung up on the numbers, the other parts of the app can help or tank you too. One thing I note is that these schools are all over the map (literally and figuratively), so why them? It's usually best to have some rationalle for selecting schools, be it location, or whatever.

And just to be clear, you get the stats and THEN apply to medical schools, you don't formulate your list of schools and aim for stats based on the averages. It's ******ed, like an 8th grader deciding whether to go Ivy or community college. Just do the best you can and see where you stand summer of junior year.
 
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