2017 Entering Class Profile

Number in Class: 152

The entering class size is 152, which includes 10 positions for the MD/PhD (MSTP) program, leaving 142 for the general MD.  The MD class is made up of 70% Iowa residents.  Any  unfilled MSTP positions are automatically filled with Iowa residents.  The MSTP does not have a residency requirement. 

Type of StudentNumber
Iowa Residents102
MSTP (MD/PhD) Students8
Females72 (47%)
Mean Age (at admission)23
Age Range20-33
(15 are 26 or older; 1 is 30 or older)

Undergraduate Majors (29 different majors)

Type of Undergraduate MajorNumberPercent
Biological Sciences7348%
Physical Sciences4832%
Nonscience Subjects138%
Mixed Disciplines75%
Other Health Professions117%

Undergraduate Colleges Represented: 61

Type of Undergraduate InstitutionNumberPercent
Graduates of Regents InstitutionsIowa-35 ISU-15UNI-335
Graduates of Other Iowa Colleges2013
Graduates of Colleges Outside of Iowa 7952

Mean GPA

Mean Science GPA3.70
Mean Nonscience GPA3.85
Mean Total GPA3.77

Mean MCAT Scores

2015 MCATMean
Previous MCATMean
Verbal Reasoning10
Physical Science    11
Biological Science12


Type of Ethnic StatusNumber
Under-represented Minority14 (9%)
Other Minority29 (19%)
White/No Response109 (72%)