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The Entering Class of 2017

‌The School of Medicine is dedicated to intellectual, personal, and professional growth in the broadest sense. We pride ourselves on a student body made up of the nation's most talented people, chosen not only for their academic prowess, but also for their diverse backgrounds, character, and commitment to serving the medical needs of others.


2016-2017 Application Statistics

Total Applications Nationally: 50,286 (-2%)
Total Applications to CWRU: 6,740 (+2%)

2016 Entering Class Size: 217

University Track
Applications: 5,985
Interviews: 838
Matriculants: 172

College Track
Applications: 1,796
Interviews: 258
Matriculants: 32

Applications: 351
Interviews: 75
Matriculants: 13


Metrics and Demographics

Average MCAT:  96%  Range:  62%-100%

Average Cumulative GPA:  3.74  Range:  2.77-4.00

Average Science GPA: 3.71  Range:  2.77-4.00

52% Female

Average Age 23.4; Age Range: 19-37

Race and Ethnicity (217):

43.0% White (92)

10% Chinese (22)

12% Asian Indian (26)

5% Black or African American, Afro-Caribbean, White (11)

10% Hispanic, Colombian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Peruvian, Latino, Other Hispanic, White (21)

3% Taiwanese (6)

4% Korean, White (8)

2% Filipino, Filipino White (4)

1% Pakistani (3)

0.5% American Indian or Alaskan Native (1)

0.5% American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American, Black or African American (1)

0.5% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (1)

2% Asian Other (4)

0.5% Japanese, White (1)

1% Vietnamese (3)

1% Other (3)

4% Did Not Report (9)

* Based on self-reported description on AMCAS

CWRU Entering Class of 2017


Students at the School of Medicine, on average, perform consistently higher on the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) when compared to the national average consisting of all US and Canadian medical schools. For USMLE Step 1 which is taken after the second year of medical school: 97% of CWRU students pass on the first attempt compared to the national average of 96%.  Since the implementation of the WR2 Curriculum in 2006, students in the Classes of 2010 - 2015 have scored well above the national average. During the last two years, the average Step 1 score for CWRU students was 239 compared to the national average of 228.

In recent years, the gap between our students' Step 1 scores and the national average has been widening.       

USMLE Step1 scores - CWRU Mean vs National Mean


The USMLE Step 2 CK and CS exams are typically taken in the months following the completion of the third year.

  • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK): 96% of CWRU students pass on the first attempt. 
  • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) which is a pass-fail exam and scores are not reported: 99% of CWRU students passed on the first attempt.

Match List

Residency Match Results: Historically, CWRU students do extremely well in the Match. The national board no longer officially tracks 1st choice matches versus other choices. However, our students have consistently been thrilled with their Match results and train in outstanding residency programs locally and across the country.