^Haha, wow. Umm, yes, people can work and take classes at the same time. That poor, misguided girl.
Also, to Glycerine82, keep in mind that some people who are able to just do prereqs and not work are aware of the privilege they have. Of course, some are not. But that's life.
I'm lucky to have a full-time job and a supportive partner while I'm taking my classes (it's going to take me about 2 years to complete them all, I think, since a couple of the schools I'm interested in require more than just the basics). At the same time, I'm aware other people have to work more than full-time, or don't have supportive partners, or have kids to care for, etc etc.
To my knowledge, most schools do look at more than just GPA.
Anyway, I'd say forget about the "competition" and just focus on doing your best! No sense in wasting energy on things like that.