Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Physician Assistant Program
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Class Profile

Each year, the PA Program receives a large number of applications, and 36 students matriculate and enroll in early June. Statistics for the Class of 2021 (beginning June 2019) are displayed below:

Average
Mid-80% Range
Overall GPA (4.0 scale)
3.65
3.33 - 3.95
Science GPA
3.61
3.26 - 3.92
Prerequisite GPA
3.77
3.34 - 4.00
GRE - Verbal (Percentile)
77th
61st - 91st
GRE - Quantitative (Percentile)
69th
51st - 87th
GRE - Analytical
4.5
4.0 - 5.5
Average
Range
Health Care Experience (hours)
5,033
1,920 - 15,000 Median: 3,950
Age
26
22 - 42
Ratio Female:Male
3.5:1
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Underrepresented in Medicine*
14%
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*As defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges as Black, Mexican-American, Native American and mainland Puerto Rican.

Number of Represented States: 12

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Wisconsin

Undergraduate Academic Majors Represented

  • Exercise Sciences
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: Psychology, Art History, Business Administration, Sociology, Economics
  • Life Sciences: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology, Biopsychology, Human Development, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nutrition, Physiology, Zoology 
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Community Health
  • Health Science
  • Kinesiology
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