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Harvard University

25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115-6092
(617) 432-1550

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.hms.harvard.edu
Electronic application: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/education.html

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes (Note: For what is AMCAS, see it here.)
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 10/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $85
Director of admissions: Joanne M. McEvoy
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, molecular and cell biology, mathematics, demonstration of writing skills, calculus, general chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: July 1
     -Latest date: November 15

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 3 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: None
     -Deposit due: N/A
     -Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
     -EDP application period begins: N/A
     -EDP application period ends: N/A
     -EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 4,717 912 220 165
In-state: N/A N/A N/A N/A
Out-of-state: N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women: 2,118 N/A 114 88
Minorities: 2,109 N/A 92 28
International: 298 N/A 21 18



Acceptance rate: 4.7%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.81

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 11.7
Verbal reasoning: 11.1
Physical sciences: 11.9
Biological: 12.1
Writing: R

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 56%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 16%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 16%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 0%
Mixed disciplines and other: 12%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 56%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 16%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 16%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 0%
Mixed disciplines and other: 12%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Academic excellence is expected. Committee members consider the entire application, including the essay, extracurricular activities, life experiences, research, community work, and letters of recommendation. HMS looks for evidence of integrity, maturity, humanitarian concerns, leadership potential, and an aptitude for working with people. The 2006; entering class came from 65 different colleges.

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