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Safety Schools For Pre Med?

justhaveonequestionjusthaveonequestion Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
Hi! I am a high school sophomore and am looking at very competitive schools (UCLA, Stanford, UC Berkley, UCSD, ect...) I have a 4.7 GPA (4.0 unweighted) and am looking to score at least a 33 on the ACT. My issues is that almost every school is extremely competitive in admissions. What are some good, less selective schools that I should apply to in order to consider myself safe?

Replies to: Safety Schools For Pre Med?

  • artloversplusartloversplus Registered User Posts: 7,421 Senior Member
    Are you only considering Ca colleges? Are you a CA resident?
    If so, cpslo, USC, Pomona and Santa Clara should be considered.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Registered User Posts: 16,664 Senior Member
    SLO, Pomona and Santa Clara are not safeties. You might want to look at UC Riverside since they recently opened a Medical school and your stats put in the top percentile. You look like a good Regents candidate for UCR which would give you plenty of perks. There is much to be said for being a big fish in a small pond especially if Pre-Med.
  • justhaveonequestionjusthaveonequestion Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Thank you!
  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Registered User Posts: 7,560 Senior Member
    @artloversplus I hope you were just naming other schools that might be of interest to the OP and not trying to name safeties. Pomona is a top 5 LAC.
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