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Selection Criteria

School of Medicine Admissions


Applicant Pool

In 2014-15 we had 7,114 primary applications from AMCAS and reviewed 3,817 invited secondary applications, an increase of almost 1,000 primary applications over last year. 

The Admissions Committee interviewed 694 applicants for our incoming class of 184. The entering CUSOM Class of 2019 includes 99 men, 85 women, has an average age of 25 years. 7% of the class is 30 years old or older. 123 members of the class are Colorado residents. The class is well-rounded, with a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds. 30% of the class identify themselves as coming from groups that are under-represented in medicine. 

Our incoming class has an average cumulative GPA of 3.76, an average math/science GPA of 3.74, and an average MCAT score of 34.

Process Oriented Aspects of Admissions

Secondary applications are requested from selected candidates. Once the secondary application is completed and a $100 application fee is paid, files reviewed for consideration of interview. 

Applicants are required to obtain three to five letters of recommendation to support their candidacy for admission. Students are interviewed on Friday mornings and select Saturdays. Interviews begin in early September and conclude in late February. Interviews are one on one, and at the time of the interview, the AMCAS personal statement, the Colorado Essay, experiences from the application, legal residence, names of high school and primary college, degree and major are available to interviewers.