The statistical data presented in the following charts depicts the Cornell alumni and students who applied to either osteopathic or allopathic medical schools during the last decade. The data sources are the American Medical College Application Service and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medical Application.
The acceptance of Cornell students and graduates into medical school is substantially higher than the national average of 40%. Our acceptance rate of 70.49% from 2002-2012 indicates that Cornell students are not only well prepared but highly competitive for medical school admittance.
The graphs provided below illustrate the importance of achieving a strong grade point average and MCAT score in gaining admission to medical schools. In addition, rich research experiences, meaningful internships, and campus involvement enhance the preparation of Cornell students and deepen their commitment to a career in health care.
Our calculated acceptance rate includes (a) both Cornell students admitted as college seniors as well as those who were admitted post-Cornell graduation and (b) all Cornell students who pursued admission to medical school, not just those who were endorsed by a Pre-Medical Advisory Committee as can be the practice at some institutions. We take pride in working with every student to help them pursue their goals in health-related fields.
Medical School Acceptance Rates 2002 - 2012