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USC: Cal resident bias?

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

  1. DZT

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

    lola Bovine 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.
     
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  4. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.
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    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.
     
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  5. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008
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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.
     
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    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008
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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?
     
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  7. lola

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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 :)
     
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  8. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008
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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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