I am a 23 year old male that just graduated from a state university in Iowa. I have a B.A. Biology, B.A. Psychology and a minor in Chemistry with roughly a 3.6-3.7 GPA. Prerequisite GPA primarily A's with a few scattered B's. I was involved in a lot of research in college and consequently did not find time to work in a clinical setting which makes me worry about my pending applications for accelerated second degree programs. I applied to a few programs but the University of Colorado Denver, Miami, and University of Pennsylvania are among my top choices. I am growing increasingly weary about my chances and because of this I have a few questions:
1. What do you think my chances are to the schools I mentioned?
2. Does anyone know any academically rigorous programs with relatively high acceptance rates that I could possibly apply to as a "safety school" in case I am rejected from my top choices? Please keep in mind that because of family situations I am limiting my search to accelerated programs and that the possibility of being involved in research is pretty important to me.
I thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my questions! Wish me luck... Also, sorry if there is an existing thread or I posted incorrectly as this is my first post on the site.
Nov 7, '11
No one can tell you your chances except the school itself. State schools tend to be more competitive because of lowered tuition and some schools like a second language, previous volunteer work or previous healthcare experience. Are you looking for BSN programs only?
Other possibilities I would recommend would be Drexel, Villanova, Johns Hopkins and George Washington. I think Drexel is one of the shortest programs out there and has one of the easiest applications.