Thin Letter from BU

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  1. TechMan

    TechMan Dreams Stuff are Made of.

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    Got a thin letter from BU today, dated Nov. 26. I don't understand how I can get an interview at Harvard, but yet BU shows me no love. ah well.
     
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  3. Medical123

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    Sorry about the dreaded thin letter! Keep your chin up! If you are qualified enough to get an interview at Harvard, you will have a lot of acceptances from some great schools! Good luck!
     
  4. DW

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    this might fall into the "this applicant is so qualified we're not sure he or she will come here" territory :confused:
     
  5. DarkChild

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    for kicks, do a search on BU. they've got a habit of rejecting folks who try to use them as a safety. so if you're numbers are too high they throw you out. look at their stats - 8000 applicants, 3.6% accept rate, average GPA of 3.5 and average MCATs of 9.8.
    compare that to harvard's accept rate of 4.5%, 3.8 average and 11.4 MCATs.
    BU's got a niche and you got to admire their revenue generating ability: 8000, $100 application fees, no secondaries to wade through and a cheapie program to screen out high GPA and high MCAT folks. damn I wish I had thought of that :D
     
  6. TechMan

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    Maybe you guys are right. For those who do get interviews/acceptances from them, i would recommend going there because i hear it is a pretty good school, and boston is an amazing city. I mainly applied there because of location, I would really like to live in boston.
     

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