- Oct 9, 2010
I have noticed out of all medical schools to enter, the hardest reside in New York. Others like Harvard and Yale like to take your overall achievements in academia, but what makes new york so special?
I'm confused...do you feel that the NY schools not take your "overall achievements in academia" into account? I'm not sure I get the contrast to Harvard and YaleI have noticed out of all medical schools to enter, the hardest reside in New York. Others like Harvard and Yale like to take your overall achievements in academia, but what makes new york so special?
Definitely have to agree. I don't know where people are getting that its harder to get into new york schools that Harvard and Yale. I wouldn't say that Columbia is harder than getting into Harvard or Yale, though I don't necessarily think that Harvard and Yale are harder. It's kind of relative, because there are plenty of people who get into one and not the other two. There are also different recruitment strategies and goals, as well as the fact that the class sizes also can affect comparison. In terms of sheer yield, Harvard's is the highest followed by Penn and then Columbia. I assume Yale's is not significantly lower than Columbia's though.CA is clearly the toughest state, but NY is up there (NYC to be more precise). Even the low-ranked schools here have really competitive applicants on the typical interview day relative to similar schools nearby. But for the most part it's that 4/6 school in NYC are in the top 30, and NYC has a ton of things to do and is extremely safe, so people want to live here.
Yale and Harvard are definitely tougher schools to get into than anything in NYC other than Columbia (and probably Columbia as well, but I don't want to derail this thread).