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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)

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)
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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