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which NY schools does an applicant with a 3.4 and 30 mcat have a good shot at?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by J.Pearlman, May 23, 2002.

  1. J.Pearlman

    J.Pearlman Member

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    I think my question is self-explanatory. I want to add in additional to the 3.4 and 30 Mcat score, I have an upward trend throughout my four years and also have some of the best EC's.

    And just to avoid any confusion, I AM a NY resident, and I AM NOT a URM.
     
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  3. souljah1

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    All of them is a possibility. There is more to it than numbers. BUT, realistically...SUNY's, NYMC, Rochester, Sinai & Einstein. NYU explicitly states that your gpa and mcat should be such and such if you wish to stand a chance. I forget what those numbers are, but they are very close to yours. Columbia and Cornell tend to accept students with higher gpas and mcats, but there is much more to the admissions process than numbers. I'd apply to all of them (it can't hurt). Columbia interviews a large number of their applicants, I'm not sure about Cornell. I've seen people with high stats get rejected, and people with low stats get accepted. Just apply to all of them (or the ones you would go to if accepted).
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

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    What's the science GPA?

    In any case, just apply to all of them, and also the NJ state schools -- u never know <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  5. Assassin

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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 Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>In any case, just apply to all of them, and also the NJ state schools -- u never know <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">absolutely, it's a crapshoot all the way, so apply to them all! (maybe not columbia and cornell unless you got something really intense going for you in terms of EC's)

    for example i was accepted at Rochester (after a long wait), but rejected from SUNY UB pre-interview (very quickly) :confused:
     
  6. J.Pearlman

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    accepted at Rochestor!!
    congrats, but do you have scores like mine ?
     
  7. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member

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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 J.Pearlman:
    <strong>I think my question is self-explanatory. I want to add in additional to the 3.4 and 30 Mcat score, I have an upward trend throughout my four years and also have some of the best EC's.

    And just to avoid any confusion, I AM a NY resident, and I AM NOT a URM.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I had similar stats to you (3.56 AMCAS (3.42Sci, 3.80AO) and a 30 MCAT). I read some of your ECs on your Allo thread and they were similar to mine. I don't know how competitive you'll be at the higher ranked schools which do look heavily at numbers. I think NYU requested a GPA around 3.4 and at least 10s on all sections of the MCAT. But as everyone said, it's a crap shoot. Just apply to all the schools if you want to stay in state, you have nothing to lose, but some money.

    I'm not a NY resident, so I didn't apply to the SUNYs, but I did apply to NYMC, Sinai, Einstein, NYU, and Cornell. I was accepted at both NYMC and Einstein. I'll be in the Bronx come this August. Good luck with everything.
     
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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 J.Pearlman:
    <strong>I think my question is self-explanatory. I want to add in additional to the 3.4 and 30 Mcat score, I have an upward trend throughout my four years and also have some of the best EC's.

    And just to avoid any confusion, I AM a NY resident, and I AM NOT a URM.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">So what are your ECs?
     
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    I assassinated a couple of people for my ECs :rolleyes: and despite my outstanding stats, the SUNYs seemed not to be impressed...guess who's next on my list <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    I agree you should apply to all (especially the SUNY schools) those schools. But I just want to clarify a few things. Cornell and Columbia obviously usually accept people with high stats (for the most part at least 3.7 GPA and 33 MCAT).
    NYU also is very big on numbers, their median accepted GPA is 3.7 and MCAT is close to 33. Sinai is also pretty big on numbers too. Einstein and Rochester, Albany, NYMC, and the SUNYs are probably the most flexible with regard to lower numbers.

    But again there are exceptions so apply to them all.
     
  11. brickmanli

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    Hey Assassin, I was accepted at UB very quickly (my record is 3.9/33S) but still waitlisted at Rochester. Very strange that UB would reject you pre-interview and Rochester (a much better school) would accept you. Perhaps you're overqualified? I still like Rochester over Dartmouth, but it's solely because of the US News Primary Rankings (Rochester's #8 vs. Dartmouth's #22).
     
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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 brickmanli:
    <strong> I still like Rochester over Dartmouth, but it's solely because of the US News Primary Rankings (Rochester's #8 vs. Dartmouth's #22).</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i don't know how usnews comes up with the rankings, nor do i want to know...after visiting both schools, both hospitals, it was a very easy choice for me in favor of DMS (though i'd be very happy with rochester as well)
     
  13. J.Pearlman

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    lady bug - my EC's are posted above

    Dr. kermit - thanks for the help, although there is a drastic differnce in a 3.4 amcas gpa and a 3.56. A 3.4 is low, even for the SUNY's.
     
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    Lady BUG - here are those amazing EC's.

    Homeless shelter for 2 years, Building homes for poor families (HABITAT FOR HUMANITY), student govt Vice President, Vice president of premed honor society, Teacher assistant for upper level Bio course, organic chem tutor, Involvement in 3 major plays - all lead roles, 2 yrs interning at the ER at a major hospital, Not that much research though: a semester of Parkinsons research at a medical school, a semester as a research assistant for research on families with marital problems.

    Also, I had to work as a waiter, 45+ hrs during my first two yrs of college before i transferred to a much cheaper state school. And I have persevered through out this discourse - specially living in a poor neighborhood, and paying for college myself.
     
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    Thanks. Those are great ECs. I hope admissions committee do look past your numbers. You seem to be a very well-rounded person. Good luck! :)
     

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