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Admissions Statistics & Student Profile

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:

Verbal-11.2
Physical Science-12.55
Biological Science-12.61

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

Student Profile:

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.

 

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