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UC schools and non-residents

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JulianCrane, May 19, 2002.

  1. JulianCrane

    JulianCrane The Power of Intention 10+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    I am not a resident of California, yet I am interested in applying to UCLA and UC San Francisco. Would it be worth it to spend the money to apply to these schools, or do I have virtually no chance since I am a non-resident?
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  3. HanSolo

    HanSolo Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2002
    Sure you have a chance, however big that chance is really dependent on other factors, i.e your MCAT scores, GPA, and ECs and LORs. In my opinion you need to have a mid to hi 30s in the MCAT, >3.7 GPA, exceptional ECs and LORs in order to be competitive for admission to UCLA and UCSF as a non-resident applicant.
  4. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    UCLA and SF are the UCs to go for if you're out of state. I think they take roughly 40% out of state whereas SD takes 5%. Irvine and Davis take virtually 0.
  5. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008 7+ Year Member

    May 11, 2002
    Recently I talked to two Med2's from UCLA. Both were from out of state. One had a GPA of 3.96 undergrad and 33 MCAT. He said his school wasn't tough, though. The other was 3.8 w/35 MCAT. I don't know any of their EC's or anything else, but they did it. If you've got pretty good stats and ECs and of course the total package, you should go for it.

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