Hey guys -
Getting ready to start my applications (can't wait...).
I could use some help figuring out some safety schools, most online rankings don't go beyond the top 20 and I'd love to know for sure that I'm going to grad school next year.
I'm planning on going into Organic Chemsitry - looking for a professor with a good mix of methodology and total synthesis.
Top 25 Private University - Honors Chemistry Program
GPA Major/Cumulative: 3.4/3.5
Five semesters and One Summer in University Research Lab
One summer of Pharmaceutical Research
Extended Part-Time Research Position at Pharmaceutical Company
Second Author of Accepted JACS Publication
Second Author of Manuscript in Preparation (Doesn't count for much - I know)
GRE's: 164 Q, 159 V, 5.0 W
Reaches - Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford, CalTech
In Betweens - UC Irvine, UChicago
"Safeties" - UT Austin, UNC Chapel Hill (Is there really a such thing as a safety school?)
I'd love some recommendations for safety schools. Best of luck to everyone!