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Why No School Is a Safety in Med School Admissions

Dave_BerryDave_Berry 492 replies2527 threadsCC Admissions Expert Senior Member
"MANY COLLEGE APPLICANTS are familiar with the concept of safety schools, institutions where their academic competitiveness, such as overall GPA and SAT or ACT scores, far exceed the school's averages for accepted students. Applicants use this designation to apply to schools where they feel confident that they will be accepted.

Know When to Apply to Medical School
Although this is a commonly used approach in college admissions, with the ultracompetitive nature of medical school admissions, does a safety school actually exist?

With an overall acceptance rate of around 41% and some medical schools accepting only 1% to 2% of applicants, the consideration of a school being "safe" does not really apply. In fact, many admissions experts think that no school is "safe," even for the most competitive applicant." ...

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