Whats up guys, could you do me a huge favor and give me realistic chances of me getting into any schools on my profile based on what's on my profile? More specifically UVA, UNC, UCLA, OSU, Michigan, Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, and Northwestern?
I've taken 2 science classes every year, one of them either an Honors or AP class & include Honors Biology, AP Biology and Honors Chemistry. I plan to take Honors Anatomy this upcoming senior year. I've taken Honors English my freshman and sophomore year, and AP Literature my junior year. I'm pretty involved in my school when it comes to music as I am an active member of our top show choir. I'm also part of my church choir and have been for almost 10 years now. I volunteer at my local library as well on the weekends. My sophomore year I took a visit to Northwestern University for a 10 day leadership retreat with NSLC for Medicine and Healthcare. I plan to shadow a general surgeon this summer as this is my top career choice at the moment.
What else can I do to increase my chances?
Your SATs are pretty low. Have you tried taking the ACTs instead? UNC and UVA favor instate students a lot. Your scores are way to low for Harvard.
Yeah, I know my score has a lot to be desired. I do plan on taking the ACT
Realistically UVA, UNC, NU and UCLA are long shots (around 20%). Not to worry - these colleges are NOT necessarily the best for pre-med. For the public schools, as an out of state applicant, you need a combined SAT of at least 2000 to be in range for consideration and perhaps 2100 or higher for NU.
The University of Michigan and Georgia Tech have very good pre-med programs and high success rates for undergrads getting into top medical schools. These schools are more selective than OSU and Urbana-Champaign. I'd estimate your odds with your current SAT score are around 50%. If you can boost your score to around 1900, it would help a lot.
You should consider UW - Madison (another great school for pre-med) as well as OSU and Urbana-Champaign. I'd classify these as core schools where your chances are (70% - 80% chance). The University of Indiana at Bloomington should be a safe bet (90% chance) and the low in-state tuition would be a big plus.
By how much do you think I'd have to improve my scores to have a better chance at getting into Michigan?
I'd say 1900 - refer to updated post for more details. Taking the ACT is a good idea. An ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in range for Michigan.
Haha I'm sorry, after reading your post again I saw that you already answered this question. But thank you though!