Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Entering Class Profile

The Class of 2020 will enter the DPT program in September of 2017. Selected from 568 applicants, the 92 members of the new Class include 25 men and 67 women. Students come from 25 states and 2 foreign countries. This accomplished group lists more than 30 undergraduate majors from kinesiology and biology to music and nutrition, and come from over 60 different undergraduate colleges and universities.

15 students in the incoming class applied via the Early Decision process facilitated by the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service. 1 student is completing the DPT/PhD dual degree program and will earn a PhD in Engineering as well as the DPT.

The Class of 2020 is a diverse group. There are a number of nontraditional 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 pursing the DPT. The Class of 2020 includes engineers, dancers, teachers, musicians, and veterans.

Among the 92 enrollees, represented racial and ethnic groups include 16% Asian, 3% Black or African American, 11% Hispanic, 2% Pacific Islander, 1% Other, and 66% White (1% chose not to report.)

Average GPA and GRE of Admitted Applicants for 2017:

Average Total GPAAverage Science GPAAverage GRE VerbalAverage GRE QuantitativeAverage GRE Writing
3.63.567th percentile62nd percentile70th percentile