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Selection Criteria

School of Medicine Admissions


Applicant Pool

In 2017-18 we had 7,347 primary applications from AMCAS and reviewed 4,845 invited secondary applications. Of the secondary applications, approximately 12% of these came from residents of the state of Colorado. 

The Admissions Committee interviewed 642 applicants for our incoming class of 184. The entering CUSOM Class of 2022 includes 87 men, 97 women, has an average age of 24.6 years. 7% of the class is 30 years old or older. The class is approximately half residents from Colorado and half non-residents. The class is well-rounded, with a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds. 48% of the class identifies as non-Caucasian and 28% come from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in medicine.

Incoming students come from more than 83 different undergraduate colleges and universities. Our incoming class has an average cumulative GPA of 3.76 and an average MCAT score of 511.

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. Interviews begin in early September and conclude in late February. Interviews are conducted in a mixed format, and at the time of the interview, the AMCAS personal statement, the Colorado Essay, experiences from the application, and legal residence, are available to interviewers.