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What universities can I apply to/ Chance me

ukukiukuki 0 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
Demographics: I'm an Asian female attending an international school in Asia (currently a junior!)

Intended Major(s): Biology

ACT/SAT/SAT II: SAT: 1540 (740 RW, 800 M) Retaking in October, SAT II Math: 800, Biology: 770 Chem: gonna take this year

UW/W GPA and Rank: 3.9 UW GPA, school doesn't rank.

Coursework: (My school has an AP limit; none in freshman year, 2 in sophomore, 4 in junior year, 5 in senior year)
Took: AP Biology (5)
Taking: AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1 & C, AP Calc BC
Going to take: AP Physics 2, AP Stats, AP Psych, AP Chinese, AP Comp Sci (?)

Awards: AMC 10 Honor Roll, Awards in some minor math competitions, Scholastic Writing and Art Awards Gold (Going to take AMC 12)

Extracurriculars:
Fencing (I won most of the regional and national awards (6 total from freshman year)
Math Competition Club (officer)
Teaching elementary students science (founder): I came up with new experiments each week and conducted it with the students
Uchicago Summer session
Volunteered every summer for 3 weeks 3 times per week at a big hospital
(Doing research for the local ISEF competition)
Shadowing at local Dentist every Saturday

Essays/LORs/Other: Not yet done but hopefully they'll be good!

Schools: I really want to become a dentist/ doctor but more a dentist
Johns Hopkins (This is the only school I really want to get into)
NYU CAS BA/DDS
Brown PLME or Bio major
University of the Pacific (Advantage Dental Program for Highschool students)
Rutgers BS/DMD Program
UC Berkeley
+My school only allows 10 applications so three are probably going to be safeties and 1 reach (Please recommend me some safety schools!)

If anyone (seniors or juniors) are also planning to apply to the combined dental program please please please let me know!! I feel like my grades and ECs are weak so I really want to build my ECs... if there's anything you could suggest it will be really helpful!!
Thank you so much and good luck to all seniors!!
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2440 replies32 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Are you a US citizen residing abroad or an international student? Any need for financial or merit aid?

    John’s Hopkins is not the best school to maintain a high GPA for pre-med/pre-dental as it’s a grade deflator. Berkeley as well-it’s not recommended for a pre-med.

    UOP and Rutgers look to be matches. Brown PLME is a reach, but that will be a reach for anyone despite high GPA/test scores.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27635 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    edited September 10
    UC Berkeley should be considered a Reach school and you will close to full pay as a OOS/International applicant at $65K/year. Since Medical/Dental school could be in your future, you want to keep Undergrad costs at a minimum along with UCB’s grade deflation.
    edited September 10
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  • HamurtleHamurtle 2440 replies32 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    NYU is pretty expensive as well and very stingy with financial/merit aid.

    Consider Case Western and Rochester as well.
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