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soxinabox90

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DAT: 24TS, 24AA, 20PAT
GPA: ~3.45 (not calculated yet)
Residency: Michigan
Age: 26
Shadowing hours: ~100
Volunteering hours: ~25
Work hours: ~500 (phlebotomist), ~100 (tutor), ~800 grocery store, ~500 college library

I need some help with choosing which schools to apply to. My #1 choice would be Michigan as it's instate ($$). Outside of that my priorities are #1 get accepted somewhere, #2 total cost for the duration of school should be minimized, and #3 somewhere warm and sunny.

Looking at applying to 10-15 schools. Here's my list so far:

Arizona
Colorado
Florida
Mercy
Michigan
Midwest
N Carolina
NOVA
NY
Oregon
UCLA
UCSF
UOP
USC
Wash
Western

Are there any you would remove/add to this list?
 

redhotchiligochu

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Have you applied to Touro, Lake Erie, and New England? I have similar stats but with more volunteer hours and I've applied to those schools as my backup.

Also UCLA and UCSF are very competitive in-state and they pretty much won't look at your application if you're OOS you have below 3.6-ish GPA.

Temple is also a good choice. I would add that on your list.
 
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UW, UF, and OHSU are all not OOS friendly at all, I believe.
 
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Still waiting for your DAT breakdown!

And as far as you requirements #2-3, NYU is one of the most expensive and it gets chilly, so if you need to cut your list I'd start there!
 
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Don't apply to Western or Midwestern IL. Do apply to Midwestern AZ. You probably have a decent shot at those schools especially Michigan (great school btw). Your backups would be MW-AZ, Nova, Mercey, NYU, and USC. Some of the state schools like Colorado, UW, and the UCs can be your reaches.
 
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You would have a strong score at UNLV if you applied. The DAT is weighted much heavier than GPA with their admissions process.
 
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I would replace UF w/ LECOM if you want to live somewhere sunny since you have a much better chance of getting an interview at the latter.
 
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Don't apply to Western or Midwestern IL. Do apply to Midwestern AZ. You probably have a decent shot at those schools especially Michigan (great school btw). Your backups would be MW-AZ, Nova, Mercey, NYU, and USC. Some of the state schools like Colorado, UW, and the UCs can be your reaches.

What's wrong with Western? I removed NYU and USC because the tuition is just outrageous at both schools.
 
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