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University of Pennsylvania

237 John Morgan Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6055
(215) 898-8001

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.med.upenn.edu
Electronic application: http://www.med.upenn.edu/admiss/applications.html

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 10/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $80
Director of admissions: Gaye W. Sheffler
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, physics, mathematics, 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: March 17
     -Latest date: August 13

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 8 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $100
     -Deposit due: N/A
     -Deposit refundable prior to: May 15
     -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)? Yes
     -EDP application period begins: June 1
     -EDP application period ends: August 1
     -EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 4,966 844 220 151
In-state: 566 128 52 42
Out-of-state: 4,400 716 168 109
Women: 2,384 409 108 72
Minorities: 2,032 309 80 42
International: 155 9 4 2



Acceptance rate: 4.4%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.8

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 11.4
Verbal reasoning: 10.8
Physical sciences: 11.7
Biological: 11.8
Writing: Q

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 51%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 17%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 27%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 0%
Mixed disciplines and other: 5%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 51%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 17%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 27%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 0%
Mixed disciplines and other: 5%
 



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

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)
Selection factors include academic excellence, out of class activities, & life experience. Community service, research, letters of recommendation & leadership are valued. Personal qualities of maturity, integrity, ability to work with others, & humanitarian concerns are sought. Diversity is a part of the school mission. Further information can be obtained at the website: www. med. upenn. edu/admiss

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