2023 Entering Class Profile

Number in Class: 152

The entering class size is 152, which includes 9 positions for the MD/PhD (MSTP) program, leaving 143 for the general MD.  The MD class is made up of 70% Iowa residents.  The MSTP does not have a residency requirement. 

Type of Student Number
Iowa residents 101 (70%)
Nonresidents 51   (30%)
MSTP (MD/PhD) Students 9
Females 73 (48%)
Males 79  (52%)
Mean Age (at admission) 23
Age Range 19-32
GPA 3.81

Undergraduate Majors (33 different majors)

Students in this year's class continue to demonstrate a broad cross-section of undergraduate majors. Course requirements for admission into the MD program include biology, chemistry, physics, and biochemistry. While a majority of the class held majors in the sciences and health sciences, many also graduated with majors in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and engineering.

Undergraduate Colleges Represented: 63

Type of Undergraduate Institution Number Percent
Graduates of Regents Institutions Iowa-52; ISU-8UNI-7 44.1
Graduates of Other Iowa Colleges 13 8.6
Graduates of Colleges Outside of Iowa  72 47.4

Mean GPA

Mean Science GPA 3.75
Mean Nonscience GPA 3.87
Mean Total GPA 3.81

Mean MCAT Scores

Overall 514
CPBS 128
CARS 127
BBFL 129
PSBB 129


Demographics Number
White/No Response 100 (65.8%)
First generation college student 23 (15%)
Iowa Rural 22 (14%)
Rural 25 (16%)
Under-represented in Medicine 52 (34%)