M.D. Admissions

Profile of the Class of 2017

  • The Class of 2017 has 183 students. 46% are women; 14% have self-identified as belonging to groups traditionally under-represented in medicine, and 8% are M.D./Ph.D. students. 8,415 applicants applied for entrance.
  • Students range in age from 21 to 39; 21% are over the age of 25 and 5% are over the age of 30. The average age of the class is 24.
  • The average total GPA of the class is 3.76. The average science (BCPM) GPA is 3.72; the average all other (AO) GPA is 3.8.  33 is the average MCAT score. 
  • 2% are international students and 16% were born outside the U.S. in countries that include Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar and the United Kingdom
  • Class members represent 81 colleges. The most highly represented, with three or more students, are Barnard, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, the City University of New York, Emory, Fordham, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, NYU, Rutgers, the State University of NY, Swarthmore, the University of California, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale and Yeshiva. Click here for a complete list of undergraduate colleges and majors. 
  • Students represent the District of Columbia and 24 states including,  Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey,  New York (40%), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and the great state of Wisconsin.
  • 23% are non-science majors. 54% have a bachelor of arts; 36% have a bachelor of science; and 6% have an advanced degree. 
  • 20% of the class has at least one physician-parent. 
  • 21 students play at least one of 10 instruments and 6 have sung with an a cappella group. 26 were involved in dance.
  • 26 students are trained EMTs and one is an Eagle Scout.
  • 5 students are accomplished in the martial arts and 7 were participants on their undergraduate college's varsity team including Vassar's swimming and diving; Oberlin's women's basketball; Boston College's cross country and track; Haverford's women's soccer; Occidental's football; U Penn's cross country; (the captain of) McGill's lacrosse team, and, lastly, Harvard's cheerleading team.
  • Of paramount importance to the consideration of applications was each student's involvement in volunteer activities. Students worked with organizations such as Back on My Feet, Domestic Abuse Project, Open Door Shelter, Remedy, the St. Antonious and St. Mina Christian Education Center, Harlem Children's Society, Bone Marrow Donation Organization, the American Cancer Society, Power Up Gambia, So Others Might Eat, Camp HASC, Animal Haven Shelter, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, Health Leads, Little Black Pearl, Shepherd's Hope, Crippled Children's Home, Korean Adoptee Mentorship Program, Rhode Island Free Clinic, Global Medical Training, Asian American Tutorial Project, AmeriCorps, Port Washington Fire Department, Warriors Youth Baseball Academy, the New Orleans Women's Shelter, St Vincent DePaul Society, Ronald McDonald House, Global Brigades, Global Links, Meals on Wheels,  Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Bellevue PAVERS, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hospice and the Peace Corps in Togo.

Members of the faculty, alumni and administration welcome members of the Class of 2017 and wish them success and happiness as students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and as future physicians! 

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Admissions Quick Facts

  • Admissions Quick Facts - Class of 2021
  • There were 7,679 applicants to the College
  • Approximately 1100 applicants were interviewed
  • The average age is 23.6
  • 32% are non-science majors
  • 36 students were born outside the United States
  • 77 colleges are represented
  • 5 international students
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