Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Entering Class Profile

The Class of 2021 will enter the DPT program in September of 2018. Selected from 554 applicants, the 96 members of the new Class include 20 men and 67 women hailing from 22 states. This accomplished group lists more than 25 different undergraduate majors from kinesiology and biology to dance and psychology, and come from over 65 different undergraduate colleges and universities.

21 students in the incoming class applied via the Early Decision process facilitated by the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service. 2 students are completing the DPT/MPH dual degree program and will earn a Master of Public Health as well as the Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The Class of 2021 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 2021 has a variety of backgrounds including teaching, personal training, engineering, dance, yoga instruction, and military service.

Among the 96 enrollees, represented racial and ethnic groups include 19% Asian, 7% Black or African American, 4% Hispanic, 2% Other, and 60% White (8% chose not to report.)

Average GPA and GRE of Admitted Applicants for 2018:

Average Total GPAAverage Science GPAAverage GRE VerbalAverage GRE QuantitativeAverage GRE Writing
3.6/4.03.4/4.064th percentile58th percentile69th percentile