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Undergrad school selection bias?? - Case Western Reserve

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Hi,

I have a sort of generic question. I have an older child who got her undergraduate degree from Ohio University (Honors Tutorial Program) with really good statistics (Honors degree, 4.0, lots of research, leadership, 95% MCAT score) and has gone on to apply for an advanced education. She was fortunately accepted at a very fine school (top 15 rank). She has recently been led to believe that she was not even considered for a place at Case Western Reserve, however, because she attended OU which is not a "leading research institution". She will be fine and is very pleased with where she is headed but my concern, however, is that I have another child who was planning to follow in her footsteps. Because of the excellent opportunities and experiences my eldest had at OU we thought that this would be a great place to also pursue a bachelors. We are a middle class family trying to balance getting a good education with the financial ramifications of doing so. We had previously thought we had made all the right choices with our eldest but now I wonder should we have guided our youngest differently?? How biased are elite schools such as Case against affordable, public schools such as OU?
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  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom 10283 replies210 threads Senior Member
    edited May 3
    Case has a reputation for liking its own undergrads.

    Per the annual survey of med school admission offices, admissions ranked the selectivity of the undergrad as being of the "lowest importance" when making interview or admission decisions.

    See p. 14.

    https://www.aamc.org/download/462316/data/mcatguide.pdf

    Some schools may be more sensitive to the selectivity of the undergrad than others.
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