Medical Admission Data Snapshot

Each year, between 130 and 150 students and recent alumni from Brown University apply for admission to medical school with the support of Health Careers Advising. In the 2021 and 2022 applicant cycles this number rose to upwards of 180 applicants. The number of applicants to MD schools nationally increased substantially - 18% - in the 2020-2021 applicant cycle.  They enjoy excellent success in the process, earning admission at a rate significantly higher than the national average although every applicant cohort is different. Applicants to other health professions schools are also highly successful in the application process. Typically these include half a dozen applicants to dental schools and one or two applicants to veterinary medical schools per year.

  • Applicants from Brown admitted to medical school achieve higher MCAT scores and grades on average.
  • A large majority - as high as 70% - apply upon completion of their Brown education or later. Competition for medical school admission increases every year and the average age of successful applicants rises. in the 2020-2021 applicant cycle 70% of MD school matriculants took one or more years between college graduation and the beginning of their medical studies. Brown applicants' success is due in part to their recognition that they should apply only after taking sufficient time to prepare, thoughtfully embracing their educational experience, and accessing our robust support throughout their years on campus.
  • The most comprehensive data about the medical school application process nationally is available on the FACTS page of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • The tables below provide an overview of Brown University and national medical school admissions data.

NOTE: Longitudinal data is presented as it becomes available. AAMC releases national data every spring. 

APPLICATION FACTORS Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Admission Rate -- Brown Applicants* 80% 85% 91% 85% 92% 85% 81%
Admission Rate -- National 45% 44% 43% 41.7% 41.8% 43.4% 42.6% 43.6% 38%
MCAT -- Average Composite Score for Admitted Brown Applicants 34 34 34 34 35/515 35/515 517
MCAT -- Average Composite Score for Admitted Applicants Nationally 31 31 30 30 31/509 31/511 511 511 512
BCPM (Science) GPA -- Average for Admitted Brown Applicants 3.67 3.64 3.70
3.69 3.66 3.77
BCPM (Science) GPA -- Average for Admitted Applicants Nationally 3.63 3.63 3.63 3.64 3.64 3.64 3.65 3.75

Medical schools where five or more Brown University graduates matriculated, 4-year sample 

School Number attending
Tufts 34
New York University 26
Mt. Sinai 21
University of Pennsylvania 19
University of Massachusetts 19
Boston University 19
Columbia 17
Yale 16
University of California -San Francisco (including joint program with Cal-Berkeley) 15
Harvard 14
Albert Einstein 14
SUNY-Downstate 12
University of Michigan 12
University of Miami 12
Cornell-Weill 11
Brown-Alpert* 10
Emory 10
Jefferson 10
New York Medical College 10
University of Pittsburgh 10
Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-R. W. Johnson Med School 10
University of Connecticut 9
University of Maryland 9
Northwestern-Feinberg 9
Georgetown University 9
Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Med 9
SUNY-Stony Brook 8
Stanford University 8
Cal-Los Angeles 7
University of Southern California-Keck 7
Case Western Reserve 6
Howard University 6
Johns Hopkins University 6
University of Rochester 6
Tulane University 6
University at Buffalo 6
Vanderbilt University 6
Washington University-St. Louis 6
Albany Medical College 5
Baylor University 5
Cal-Davis 5
Chicago-Pritzker 5
Drexel University 5
Duke University 5
Ohio State University 5
Temple University 5
University of Virginia 5

An additional 63 medical schools had four or fewer Brown University alumni matriculate during a 4-year period.

* Includes applicants to M.D., D.O., and foreign medical schools. Does not include students admitted to the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University from the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME).