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What is the ideal number of schools to apply to?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Mr. H, May 6, 2002.

  1. Mr. H

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    So say someone has scores that are on par with the top 20 scools. What's a good way to break down the number of apps? I'm gonna try applying to Loyola, Rush and UIC where I figure I have a good shot, should I apply to any more schools that I feel I'm very competetive at?
    Should I just go to town on many top schools? Or is there a better way to break it down?
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  2. none

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    15 is a good number for a non-CA resident.
     
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    So what is a good number for a CA resident and why is a CA resident different?
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by STi555:
    <strong>So what is a good number for a CA resident and why is a CA resident different?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">25 for a Cali resident, b/c there are many qualified applicants in Cali applying for very few spots in-state.

    I applied to 18 schools as a FL resident.

    Also, you might want to apply to a few extra schools on AMCAS. b/c you might get lazy later on and not send in some secondaries. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  5. oldman

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    It's so easy to add more and more schools to your list of AMCAS schools. Before I knew it, I had applied to 26 of them!
     

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