There were 5,779 completed applications for the August 2013 entering class.
Annually, Harvard Medical School interviews between 800-1000 applicants for a class of 165.
All entrants took the MCAT and had baccalaureate degrees.
Average GPA and MCAT scores of entering students:
For the 2013 entering class, the average scores are given below. Please keep in mind that the scores of the students selected for admission included a broad range of scores that includes scores reflective of national averages.
- average GPA: 3.8
- average MCAT scores were:
Although there is no application cutoff in terms of grade point average or MCAT scores, academic excellence is expected.
Make-up of the incoming class:
Members of the Fall 2013 HMS entering class::
- from 72 undergraduate institutions, 32 states and 8 foreign countries
- 80% of whom majored in the sciences
- 54% are women, 46% are men
- 18% are from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in medicine
- the class ranges in age from 21-32
Harvard Medical School affirms that medical education is enhanced by diversity among the student body, and has one of the most diverse medical school enrollments in the country. 22% of the student body comes from groups underrepresented in medicine, and another 33% from other minority groups. Students hail from 45 U.S. states, many foreign countries, and over 100 different undergraduate institutions.
To create and nurture a diverse community
of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease