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Zinhead Senior Member

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  • Re: UF or UW-madison Major/ biochemistry

    @Teresa0309 - They are actually very comparable institutions. Here the stats for the two schools. Can you tell which is which?

    % of students in the top 10% of HS class: 72%
    % of students with a 3.75 GPA or higher: 95%
    Average ACT: 28
    50% ACT range: 27-31
    Average SAT: 1,255
    Admissions Rate: 48%
    Yield Rate: 53%
    4 Year Graduation Rate: 66.4%
    5 Year Graduation Rate: 84.2%
    6 Year Graduation Rate: 87.0%

    % of students in the top 10% of HS class: 56%
    % of students with a 3.75 GPA or higher: 76%
    Average ACT: 29
    50% ACT range: 27-31
    Average SAT: 1,290
    Admissions Rate: 49%
    Yield Rate: 39%
    4 Year Graduation Rate: 56.5%
    5 Year Graduation Rate: 81.8%
    6 Year Graduation Rate: 85.0%

  • Re: UF vs FIU

    For the price difference and for engineering, UF is an easy choice.
  • Re: Pitt BSMD Guaranteed Admission Program vs Yale close to full-ride

    Based on my D1's class of GAP admits, she would say around 50% joined her at Pitt Med, rest either did not qualify or left for other opportunities. And yes, getting a 3.75 cGPA for Science subjects, even for the smartest of students, is not a cakewalk.

    Pitts requirements for the program include a minimum ACT/SAT of 34/1490 and they must maintain a 3.75 overall and science GPA. No MCAT is required. Given that there is a still a 50 percent drop-out rate with no MCAT, I would save the money and go to Yale.

  • Re: LGBT Environment Concerns

    I would recommend you do the same thing my freshman roommate did the first day or two of moving in. He informed me he was gay, and we had a conversation about the ground rules of living together (which is something all roommates should have). I did not have a problem with it and we got along well. He ended up moving off campus after one semester, and, as far as I can tell, he didn't have any issues in the dorm with his sexual orientation even though it was well known. This was 30 years ago BTW.

    In any case, it is relatively easy to change roommates in the first week of a semester as there are always people looking for a change. After the first week, it becomes more difficult. Just be upfront about what you expect from a roommate, and don't be judgmental about him.

    Good luck!!!
  • Re: Northwestern vs Washu in St. Louis

    Northwestern is higher ranked than WashU, but both are considered to be top schools. Since you plan to go into a non-renumerative PHD program, save the money and go to WashU. It's a great school, and your graduate program should you do that route will be more important in the long run.

    Both student bodies are reputed to be very-pre-professional and not terribly politically active. However, Northwesterns faculty is reputed to be more somewhat more left-wing than the student body, and there have been BDS incidents on NU's campus.