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Biology, premed at CalPoly

sm577501sm577501 Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
This school is good for eng pgms. How is the premed or Bio program for someone pursuing MD? Compared to top UCs like Cal, UCLA, UCSD? Not in cost of course.

Replies to: Biology, premed at CalPoly

  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    Pre Med is about your grades and MCAT scores far more than the institution. Go where you think you'll thrive and then kick a**. Good luck.
  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    @sm577501‌, also a note of caution. Don't make the same mistake many did this year, underestimating the difficulty of admission at Poly. Lots got into UCB and UCLA for engineering, but were rejected at Poly.

    Biology is a tough admit and will likely be the same. Poly estimated an admission rate in Biological Science of less than 15%.

    If it's your TOP choice, apply ED.
  • sm577501sm577501 Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    How about CalPoly Pamona? Do they have better Biology program than SLO?
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 25,022 Forum Champion
    I wouldn't say CPP has a better program than SLO but it is a viable option since SLO is so competitive. I am a graduate of CPP (from the dark ages) and I thought their science programs were excellent. You might want to consider San Diego State for Biology (Pre-Med).
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