chances? pharmacy at Rutgers?

<p>I am going to take the Sat's in May..late reg. or June and again in October is this good enough? My PSAT's were 1900, I know I need like at least 2100 though.
GPA-Freshman Yr- 4.33
Sophmore Yr-4.67
Junior Year- So far around 4.8</p>

<p>Rank is 43/308
This yr, only AP is AP Psych, next yr AP Bio, AP Chem, possibiliy Anat. Phys.</p>

<p>I am thinking about Rutgers Ernest Mario, what would I need to do to be accepted, any other pharmacy progs I would have a shot at? I am in nj btw.</p>

<p>any suggestions greatly appreciated, i'm feeling kind of discouraged.</p>

<p>Rutgers is the most competative 6 year pharmacy school in the country, especially if your out of state. It will be tough for you considering your not in the top 10%. For northeast 6 year Pharm.D programs try St. Johns, Albany College of Pharmacy, Northeastern, University of Sciences in Phiadelphia, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University and Duquesne University.</p>

<p>You'll probably get in, although there's something funky about that GPA. It seems your school has WAY INFLATED GPAs.</p>

<p>i think u have to be in the top 10% of the class and with 1400+ sat to get in, or top 15% with 1500+ sat(old scale)</p>

<p>Is that for instate or in general?</p>

<p>thanks for replying you guys, yeh i know its competitive, i'd rather a less competitive school be just as close to me. I am probably going to try to get into USP. And yes, our school's gpa's are pretty crazy, mine is about 3.85 unweighted, but our school weights honors/aps up to a scale of about 5.2. Do you think I'll have a chance at USP? thank you</p>

<p>Only a third of USP is in the top 10 percent, the thing I thought you where lacking before, so you schould be good.</p>

<p>I hope I get accepted, which program do you think would be a match for me besides usp? thanks =)</p>

<p>oo and.just picked my courses for next yr, not too strenuous
AP Bio
AP Chem
AP Spanish
Pre-Calc (hopefully calc h, or ap calc)
Great Books </p>

<p>i know I am going to get senioritis really bad..</p>

<p>Long Island University isn't a 6-year program. It's 2+4 where you apply after sophmore year.</p>


<p>Considering you're a resident of New Jersey, your grades are near the stats they usually accept. Don't feel discouraged! Out of state is wayyyy different. Just make sure you do well in hardcore science and math courses. I guess the only thing I suggest is to take an AP in a math course. Other than that, keep up the good work and gluck with the Satz.</p>

<p>Im pretty sure LIU's Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Science is a 6 year pharm D program.</p>

<p>Lol, I live 20 minutes away from Long Island University. I applied this year to their prepharm program and in their acceptance letter, they're like it's not guranteed that students from prepharm will accelerate to the professional phase. </p>

<p>The only 6year pharmD prograrm in New York City is St. John's. But overall The other guranteed 6-year is Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany.</p>

<p>ok, well say i dont get into rutgers..all of the other pharmacy schools are pretty expensive or hard to get into right?</p>

<p>Yes, pretty much. If you're in it for the money (which MANY pharmacists are), then you are looking to have as little debt after graduation as possible.</p>

<p>Rutgers is the toughest besides possible UT of getting into straight from High School.</p>

<p>I guess I would be in it for the money, but I really am thinking about just majoring in Bio, then get a masters, hopefully become a researcher at a pharmaceutical, then get a PhD possibly in neuroscience. I really have a passion for psychology as well as medicine and research. I am not sure what to do because I just want to do research, no retail work. Is my best bet just to major in Bio, or is it possible to be PharmD and do search?</p>