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What are my chances of getting into a Physical Therapy program this cycle?

Asked 6 months ago by Guest (140 points)

Here's some more information in case it helps.

College: RIT
Major: Biomedical Engineering/Health Sciences Double Major
Overall GPA: 3.3
Science GPA: 2.93-3.02, depending on which courses they count towards science.
PreReq GPA: 2.9-3.2, again depending on the school's prereqs (ones that have multiple Psych courses I do better in).
GRE: 159 quant, 156 verbal, 4.5 writing.
Shadowing Hours: 175 in patient, 50 outpatient, 50 more in progress.
Work Experiences: Over 100 weeks worth in various internships (more engineering based than clinical based however).

I was someone who took a while to decide what they wanted to do with their life, and rather than pick a path in college I decided to kind of just take everything, which in hindsight may have hurt the GPA a little bit. I want to sell that I had a rigorous courseload, that many of my struggles were in freshman/sophomore years and that the required work experience to graduate from engineering prevented me from re-taking courses, but in the end most of the schools I'm interested in have 3.0 minimum science or pre-req GPAs and if I fall even .02 short of that I'm scared they'll just throw out my application without looking at it.

Do I have a shot? I'm looking at schools mostly in NY and CA. Stony Brook, Buffalo, NYU, Columbia, LIU Brooklyn, Clarkson, Mercy, D'Youville. And then on the West Coast: SDSU, University of the Pacific, West Coast University, USC. I think I have a good case in most aspects, but the science GPA sticks out like a sore thumb to me and I want to know if it's a deal breaker.

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