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Top 30 schools vs. state school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by CareRx, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. CareRx

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    What do you think can get more credit from a med school committee's point of view: Lower GPA from top 30 schools or higher GPA from a decent state school?
     
  2. Amy

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    Definitely a high GPA from a state school. Top 30 schools don't really mean all that much.
     
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  3. i don't know...i think it depends on the reputation of the state school as well as how high in the top 30 we're talking. my undergrad gpa sucked, but luckily the rest of my application was decent. i really think that had my entire app stayed the same except for my undergrad institution's name, i wouldn't have been as successful. not saying this is true for everyone, but definitely in my case. in general, i'd go with the high gpa, but i think for example that a 3.5 or 3.6 at a big name school might be equated with a 3.7 or 3.8 at a huge state school. i guess i'm saying school reputation can count, but only to a certain extent.
     
  4. Cyberdyne 101

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    Is it really necessary to make this a 10 page thread?
     
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  5. Cyberdyne 101

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    Oh snap...
     
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    Hey, it's only at 9 pages, not 10.
     

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