10 months ago
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What are some good target/safety schools for pre-med ?

I'm currently a junior in a High school in Texas and want to major in either biological sciences or neuroscience. I'm Asian, have relatively strong stats, a heavy course load but weak EC's (since I've changed schools 4 times over the past 4 years, including a transfer from a foreign country).

I'm looking for a school with good clinical research opportunities, an intimate campus environment, and an emphasis on undergraduate education.

My school list is rather top heavy and I'm looking for Hard target/target schools that would be a good fit for me.

My list of schools is (in order of preference from right to left):

Long Reach: Stanford, Duke, Columbia, Amherst, Upenn

Reach: Rice, Vanderbilt, WashU, Johns Hopkins, Brown, Northwestern

Hard Target: Emory, Tulane

Target: Case Western, UT Austin

Safety: A&M, UT Dallas.

I'm excited to hear your suggestions!

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10 months ago

You might consider some of the schools on this list! https://blog.collegevine.com/the-10-most-underrated-premed-colleges-in-the-us/

If you want an intimate enviroment, you may also consider some less-selective liberal arts colleges (I see you have Amherst on your list). The drawback will be less (if any) clinical research opportunities. This post talks about the pros and cons of going to a LAC as a pre-med student a bit more: https://blog.collegevine.com/should-i-attend-a-liberal-arts-college-as-a-premed/

6 months ago

If you're still looking for safeties can I recommend checking out this list? https://www.collegevine.com/schools/hub/pre-med/canvas

If you've entered all your information into your profile those schools should already be broken down by category and you can use the filters to sort by things you care about.

8 months ago

As a Midwest person, UW Madison & U Michigan are great mid-tier schools... U Michigan will get better international name rec though.

As a STEM focused individual, UCSD, UC Berkely, UCLA, UIUC, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Institute of Technology, WashU, UW Seattle, and UNC Chapel Hill also made my heavily researched lists...

It depends on what you want to study though? If you're STEM, tell me what field below you like the most right now, and I can whittle this list down more to suit your interests since I looked at everything form engineering to pharmacology to comp sci...

9 months ago

The UC colleges are good too: UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine have good pre-med opportunities.


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