Measures of Success

Medical School

85% of students with MCAT scores >507 were accepted into at least one medical school over the past 3 years

The chart below shows the data for Elon students that matriculant to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. But numbers are not the only measure of success. These students also had well thought-out and well crafted personal statements, had leadership positions on and off campus, had volunteered at area health facilities, had done some research, had exemplary letters of recommendation, and were well spoken and thoughtful about health care and helping others. The students also met with a pre-health advisor, used resources on campus and kept themselves informed about opportunities and attended informational meetings.

Elon prides itself on offering opportunities that will help a student in their quest to get into a health-professions program, but ultimately, it is up to the student to put in the long hours studying, volunteering, and being a leader.

Year Avg. MCAT from Elon (applied) Avg. MCAT from Elon (matriculated) Avg. allopathic matriculant GPA %Overall Accepted
2016 505.24 510.0 3.62 44
2017 508.6 511.7 3.75 52
2018 509.3 510.2 3.70 52
2019 505.25 510.1 3.67 37
2020 507.83 515.4 3.87 33
National Average 501.8 508.7 3.70 40

Data for the specific health professions below is updated as information becomes available.

Allopathic Medical School

  • 2020-6 students accepted with intent to attend (UNC Chapel Hill, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Rutgers NJ Medical School, University of Kentucky)
  • 2019-11 students accepted with intent to attend (UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Wright State University)
  • 2018- 14 students accepted with intent to attend (UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, University of Florida, Quinnipiac University, Howard University, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Medical University of South Carolina, Ohio State University College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University)-Majors (3 Biology, 5 Biochemistry, 1 Chemistry, 2 Exercise Science, 1 English, 2 Psychology)
  • 2017- 11 students accepted with intent to attend (Univ. of Texas, Univ. of Vermont, UNC Chapel Hill (2), Penn State Univ., Loyola Univ. Chicago, Univ. of Illinois, Univ. Buffalo, Univ. of Kentucky, Univ. of Vermont, Texas Galveston)-Majors (6 Biology, Biochemistry, Public Health, French)
  • 2016- 11 students accepted with intent to attend (Univ. of Tennessee, Univ. of Cincinnati, Morehouse School of Medicine, Maryland, Univ. of Louisville, UNC Chapel Hill, ECU, Augusta Univ., Meharry Medical College, Tulane, Indiana, Johns Hopkins Univ.)- Majors (5 Biochemistry, 2 Psychology, 2 Exercise Science, Chemistry)
  • 2015- 10 students accepted with intent to attend (Univ. of Alabama, Penn State Univ., UNC Chapel Hill, Georgetown Univ., New York Medical College (2), Creighton Univ., Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, Albany Medical College, Univ. of Louisville)- Majors (4 Biology, 3 Exercise Science, Psychology, Communications, Public Health)
  • 2014 – 9 students accepted with intent to attend (UVM, Wake Forest, USF, Mississippi, Ohio State, Univ. Maryland, ECU, Univ. Illinois, Penn State) – Majors (4 Biology; 2 Biochemistry, 1 Chemistry, 2 Exercise Science, 1 Applied Math, 1 Psychology)

Osteopathic Medical School

  • 2019-9 applied, 8 accepted (Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Medicine, Campbell University, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Liberty University, University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Medicine)
    Majors: Biology (3) Biochemistry (2), Environmental Science (1), Exercise Science (1), Exercise Science & Dance Science (2)
  • 2018-8 applied, 7 accepted (Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine)
    Majors: Biology (1) & Exercise Science (3), Exercise Science & Dance Science (1), Psychology (1), Public Health (2)
  • 2017-5 applied, 5 accepted (Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine/PCOM South Georgia, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine)
    Majors: Biology (3) & Exercise Science (2)
  • 2016-12 applied, 7 accepted (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, ECOM,VCOM, Campbell Univ., UNE, LECOM, Midwestern Univ.); Majors- 3 Exercise Science, 2 Biology, Public Health, Biochemistry
  • 2015-11 applied 6 accepted (New Mexico State Univ., ECOM, Campbell University, Nova Southeastern Univ.); Majors- 2 Biology, 2 Exercise Science, Biochemistry, International Relations

 Data for other Health Professions

Dental

  • 2019-1 applied, 1 accepted to matriculate (A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health)
  • 2018-4 applied, 4 accepted to matriculate (UNC, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois) *1 applicant accepted into 11 programs
  • 2017-2 applied, 1 accepted to matriculate (Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois)
  • 2016- 8 applied, 4 accepted to matriculate (ECU, New York Medical College, Temple Univ., Meharry)
  • 2015-13 applied, 7 accepted to matriculate (Arizona, NYU, University of Louisville (2), UNC (2), Univ, of Tennessee)
  • 2014-13 applied, 7 accepted to matriculate (UNE, Boston Univ., Maryland, West Virginia Univ., Univ. of California, Univ. of Louisville)

Physician Assistant

  • 2018-19 students accepted (Campbell University, Elon, Ohio Dominican, Arizona School of Health Sciences, South College-Knoxville, Chatham University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Wake Forest PA/MBA, University of Charleston, Thomas Jefferson University East Falls, Pace University, George Washington University, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, University of Evansville, South University, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • 2017-19 students accepted (Stony Brook University, NSU Orlando, ECU, Francis Marion University, Saint Catherine University, Gardner Webb University, Chatham University, Methodist University, UNC-Chapel Hill, South University (GA), Tufts University, Elon University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Northeastern University, Lenoir-Rhyne University)
  • 2016- 12 students accepted with intent to attend (Mary Baldwin Univ., Quinnipiac Univ., Wake Forest Univ., Long Island Univ,Campbell Univ, ECU, Gardner Webb (3), Univ. Texas at Galveston, Shenandoah Univ., Elon Univ.)
  • 2015-6 students accepted with intent to attend (Yale, MGH, Bryant, Midwestern University, Wake Forest, Monmouth Univ.); Majors-2 Exercise Science, Public health, Biology, Spanish, Anthropology)