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Application Cycles: 6/15/2011
Demographics: Female, 24, Caucasian
Home State: Pennsylvania
Last Activity Date: 8/4/2012

Undergraduate College: Mid-Tier Private School
Undergraduate Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences

MCAT: BS 11, PS 11, VR 11, S
Overall GPA: 3.98
Science GPA: 3.96

Brief Profile:
Now that the application cycle is over, I am happy to report that I will be attending the University of Pittsburgh. It was one of my top choices from the get-go, and I feel very fortunate to have been accepted. I thought that I would end up in NYC, as I am very familiar with the city, but I fell in love with Pittsburgh during my interview and revisit days. I think I will really enjoy myself there over the next 4+ years. :)

Also, as a disclaimer for my MCAT score, I do not think that I scored to the best of my ability. I studied for about a month, but several unforeseen circumstances also hindered my prep time. However, because it was balanced, I decided to keep the score and apply to a mix of schools. My success just goes to show that you don't need a degree from an Ivy League school and a 35+ MCAT to break into the top 20 medical schools.


AMCAS submitted: 6/15/2011

Application Complete, Rejected

University of Pennsylvania - "Threw an application into UPenn as an afterthought in September. Didn't really think I had a chance,..."
Jefferson Medical College - "UGH - That's all I have to say about Jeff."

Application Complete, Withdrew

Pennsylvania State University - "Placed on hold earlier in the season, and I decided to withdraw because I can't see myself attending..."

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

Cornell University - "Cornell was my last (surprise) interview, and I didn't know what to expect. I had heard some rumors ..."
George Washington University - "I really enjoyed my experience at GW. The students are great, and their facilities are new (especial..."
Mount Sinai School of Medicine - "Mount Sinai was one of my top choices (if not THE top choice) after I found out about my interview. ..."

Accepted off Waitlist

University of Pittsburgh - "Absolutely loved Pittsburgh! It's a great school with a really great program. All of the students th..."
New York University - "I had a great experience at NYU! The facilities were beautiful, especially Bellevue Hospital. The in..."

Accepted

Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University - "Albert Einstein seems like a great school. Unfortunately, the interview day was structured a little ..."
Boston University - "BU was great! The facilities are nice, the revamped curriculum is impressive, and they have a great ..."
Drexel University - "Drexel is an up-and-coming school with three different campuses - main (undergrad), Queen Lane (med ..."
Temple University - "Temple was my first interview and I was very nervous, but it went extremely well! The students were ..."