Alright, well I have searched everywhere and even asked a few people I know but I have yet to recieve a definite answer to my question. To add to the topic question (Does it matter where I go for undergrad for pre-med?), will going to a state school like Oregon State University hurt my admissions into a grad school at JHU,Harvard,Yale, Washington etc. Even with a 4.0 GPA and very good MCAT's and EC's would my admissions be GREATLY hurt because I went to that school? The reason I am asking this is because I want to stay some place near home (as well as save money), for undergrad studies then when I am a little older go else where for my grad studies.
The reason why I am asking this is because I am looking at all the average GPA's of people accepted into Harvard/Yale/UPenn/Washington and it appears that the average is around 3.6-3.79. So, I am assuming that getting a 4.0+ is quite impressive especially with a major like biology or biochemistry. Along with MCATs at these tops school around 11.0-12.0 average for all 3 sections.
Now with my dilemma...
If I were to study so hard for my undergrad studies and MCAT's only to be rejected at the top tier school just because I went to OSU would be devastating to me. So I am hoping someone can help me out here.
I just remembered another question that I have.
What major would be the "best" major for me to take? I was thinking about nursing/sport medicine as an alternate to biology or biochemistry. If you had a chance to redo your undergrad studies would you take nursing/sport medicine or biology/biochemistry?