Entering Class Profile
The 80 members of the Class of 2015 include 20 men and 60 women. Students come from 38 states and 2 foreign countries (Taiwan and Japan). They list more than 30 undergraduate majors — from kinesiology and biology to journalism, music, and business. Students attended 62 different undergraduate colleges and universities.
The undergraduate grade point average (GPA) for the Class of 2015 averages 3.7 overall and 3.53 in the sciences. Average scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are 526 on the verbal, 667 on the quantitative, and 4.22 in analytical reasoning subtests.
Five entering students applied via the early decision process in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (www.ptcas.org). One student entered through the Northwestern Undergraduate Pre Physical Therapy Scholars Program (NU PPT SP ).
Students from the Class of 2015 are a diverse group. Fifteen (19%) students self-identified as part of underrepresented minority groups. Among the 80 matriculates, represented racial and ethnic groups include 2 (2.5 percent) African and African American; 9 (11 percent) Asian; 4 (5percent) Hispanic; and 55 (69 percent) white. Ten new students (12.5%) chose not to self-describe.
There are a number of non-traditional students, including those who have taken time off between their undergraduate studies and graduate school. Some used the time to gain experience in PT settings and some were working in other careers prior to applying to the DPT.
Five students are dual degree DPT-PhD (engineering students). Five students will earn dual degrees in Physical Therapy and a PhD in engineering (DPT-PhD ).
All incoming students entered with volunteer experience. Service ranged from volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to participating in alternative spring break missions.
The 2015 class includes engineers, several teachers and dancers, a Peace Corps worker, a pilot, and several of Division I athletes.
This page last updated May 31, 2012