What can be considered a safety school?

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What can be considered a safety school?

Postby bport hopeful » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:55 pm

How much higher than a school's median does one need to be before they can consider a school a safety school. I really don't want to waste application money and time a bunch of safety schools so I want to know which schools I can reasonably place in this category.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby Mustard Blood » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:59 pm

bport hopeful wrote:How much higher than a school's median does one need to be before they can consider a school a safety school. I really don't want to waste application money and time a bunch of safety schools so I want to know which schools I can reasonably place in this category.

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I'd say that if you're near a school's median in one stat, and near their 75th for another, then you can consider it a safety school.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby im_blue » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:47 pm

Emory is a safety with a 166.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:24 pm

Haha yeah, freaking Emory. Planned to apply there even though I dont have any intentions on going there. Its leverage at least.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby 313D313 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:41 pm

BUMP, i have similiar numbers.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:55 pm

Do you think that UPitt or Case Western can conservatively be considered safety schools with these numbers?

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby 313D313 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:50 pm

i think they are

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby OGR3 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:51 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Do you think that UPitt or Case Western can conservatively be considered safety schools with these numbers?


In with $$, so yes, definitely safety.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby IAFG » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:52 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Haha yeah, freaking Emory. Planned to apply there even though I dont have any intentions on going there. Its leverage at least.
leverage... for what?

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:10 pm

Well say I get into a T2 school and they offer me some money. I might be inclined to ask for more since I got into a T25 school, and if I am going to rack up debt, I might as well get better placement for it. I would have to work on saying that as politely as possible though. But yeah, I've heard of that kind of thing happening fairly often.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:20 pm

bport hopeful wrote:Well say I get into a T2 school and they offer me some money. I might be inclined to ask for more since I got into a T25 school, and if I am going to rack up debt, I might as well get better placement for it. I would have to work on saying that as politely as possible though. But yeah, I've heard of that kind of thing happening fairly often.


Until the T2 looks at you funny and says that their OCI is significantly better than Emory's.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:33 pm

haha yeah there's always that possible outcome.

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Re: What can be considered a safety school?

Postby kkklick » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:56 pm

Anywhere in the 30's/40's, some good schools in that range.




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