I applied to 8 schools... now I'm kind of (very much) wishing I hadn't applied to so many because I have been accepted at all of them. I think I had a lot of self-doubt about how competitive of an applicant I really was (as every program I applied to was very competitive), combined with indecision because I found exciting things I liked about every program I applied to. Ultimately, it is nice to have all these acceptances as a vote of confidence that 8 different admissions committees think I have what it takes to become an SLP, but I'm already poor and spending over $1200 on applications (including GREs, sending scores/transcripts, etc.) was NOT fun and applying to that many schools took a lot of time.
I'll post my stats at the bottom as I don't know how to make a signature lol, but I'm hoping this helps some applicant in the future who may see this and be in a similar situation.
GPA: 3.89 overall, 3.8 CSD | GRE: 159V, 158Q, 5W (best scores I received between the 2x I took the test)
undergrad at Iowa with LORs from two senior faculty and a PhD candidate I do research with, study abroad, VP of a panhellenic sorority, some relevant experience with kids and people with disabilities, kind of threw my SOPs together, but they were still decent I'd say
Accepted at: University of Maryland - College Park, University of South Florida, University of Iowa, University of Arizona, University of Utah, University of Minnesota, University of Texas - Austin, University of Washington - Seattle (MedSLP)