Weighing the Options

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I just finished my first year in college at a prestigious . I slacked off a lot and my grades were not exactly pre-med suitable. I'm ready to commit myself to school, but it's going to take a ton of hard work to catch up from my bad start.

I know that transferring to a different university will reset my GPA. Is it better to have a low GPA at a prestigious university or a high GPA at a less well known university?

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What do you mean reset your GPA? The courses will all count in the final calculation of your GPA, regardless of which school they come from.
 
I know that transferring to a different university will reset my GPA.

...At your new school. For the purposes of AMCAS and applying to medical school, your GPA is with you forever, from every school you've been to, so it's not reset in that sense.

Is it better to have a low GPA at a prestigious university or a high GPA at a less well known university?

Depends on who you ask. It also depends on how much higher the GPA and how much lower the prestige. In general, a high GPA from a low prestige school is probably better.
 
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