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abba124

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    Date of submission: In progress
    Overall GPA: 3.81
    Science GPA:
    3.66
    Bio-Chem-Physics GPA:
    3.61
    DAT Score: 19 PAT/22 QR/ 24 RC/22 BIO/22 GC/26 OC/23 TS/23 AA
    State of Residence:
    NJ

    Major: Biology
    Minority? No
    Reapplicant? No
    Nontrad? No

    Shadowing Experience:
    • 100 hours - general dentist
    Volunteering Experience:
    • 20 hours at food bank
    • 80+ hours community volunteering (religious-affiliated organization)
    Employment: 25 hrs/week as a self-employed reseller
    Research: None :(
    Relevant Honors or Awards:
    • Merit Scholarship w/ my university
    • Dean's List x6 semesters
    LOR type and strength: Committee Letter - strong recommendation

    Schools List:
    • Rutgers
    • Temple
    • LECOM
    • BU GSDM
    • Tufts
    • NYU
    • Creighton
    • Touro
    • Stony Brook
    • U of Maryland
    • WVU
    • VCU

    Here's where I was currently thinking of applying - are there any notable additions/subtractions I should make from this list?
     

    abba124

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      On a separate note, I’m sort of worried about my extracurriculars. Even though most of my volunteering was secular, it was done through a religious organization and am how this will look to admissions committees. I have a similar situation with my work experience, I'm concerned that all my hours are self-reported and might seem fishy to admissions as well. Does anyone have thoughts/advice on this?
       

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        On a separate note, I’m sort of worried about my extracurriculars. Even though most of my volunteering was secular, it was done through a religious organization and am how this will look to admissions committees. I have a similar situation with my work experience, I'm concerned that all my hours are self-reported and might seem fishy to admissions as well. Does anyone have thoughts/advice on this?
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          On a separate note, I’m sort of worried about my extracurriculars. Even though most of my volunteering was secular, it was done through a religious organization and am how this will look to admissions committees. I have a similar situation with my work experience, I'm concerned that all my hours are self-reported and might seem fishy to admissions as well. Does anyone have thoughts/advice on this?
          I think you’ll be more than ok for extracurriculars. I’m surprised that you didn’t apply to all of the NY schools. Figured they were oos friendly to NJ residents.
           

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            the only one I'm missing is Columbia and that would be a reach for me, right?
            You're missing Buffalo as well. I don't think either would be a reach based on stats alone... Columbia might be due to the lack of research, and I don't know how OOS friendly Buffalo is....
             
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