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USC: Cal resident bias?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DZT, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. DZT

    DZT Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    USC is a private school and it claims it shows no bias towards CA residents. But Cal schools-public and private-are notorious for being state subsidy junkies, and with this in mind, I was wondering whether anyone knows if USC falls into this boat of showing admissions tendencies towards instate people.
     
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  3. Hero

    Hero Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I think they are. In my interveiw, all of us were cali residents.
     
  4. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    for some reason i thought usc slightly favored ca residents... could be wrong. maybe it's just that they get so many ca applicants so many of the students in the class come from ca.
     
  5. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    I would say that USC favors west coast people. I think if you are west of Texas, than SC favors you a lot. My interview was all Cali people, but at the second look weekend most of the people were from Cali, Wash and Oregon.
     
  6. pocwana

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

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    from MSAR:
    number of: in-state out-of-state total
    applicants 3050 1918 4968
    apps interv'd 385 115 500
    new entrants 139 21 160

    note:
    1918/4968 = 38.6%
    21/160 = 13.125%

    seems like an in-state bias to me.
     
  7. pocwana

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

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    hmmm. hadn't thought about it that way.
    so I looked up # of CA apps in 2001. There were 4,093 [ <a href="http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/famg12001a.htm" target="_blank">aamc</a> ]. If 3000 of 4000 ca people applied to usc, they can't all be that strong. are ca apps on average stronger than other states?

    lola, why'd you delete?
     
  8. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    wow, you're quick.
    sorry, decided my brain might be a bit fuzzy since it's the end of the day! i wasn't sure how good my logic was. i'll think about this some more and repost later...maybe :)
     
  9. pocwana

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

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    oh, hehe. well, then i guess i just added some more stats to ponder (in a less fuzzy state).
     

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