Who Chooses WU?

The 2018 Incoming Class

The group is composed of engaged, friendly and aspiring young professionals with outstanding academic and personal qualifications. The group of 124 includes

  • 62 women and 62 men
  • Ages ranging from 20-29
  • 25 are individuals from groups under-represented in medicine
  • 22 enrolling into the joint MD/PhD Program, also called our Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

What Does My White Coat Mean to Me?

During Orientation week, students shared their thoughts about donning their white coats — the symbol of their future profession.

1st-Year Medical Students | 2017

For more, visit the White Coat Ceremony website.


Academic and personal qualifications

  • Mean grade point averages (GPA) of 3.85
  • Mean MCAT percentile of 97.3
  • Originated from 31 states and 10 foreign countries (Canada, China, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria and Sudan). States most represented are California, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Missouri.
  • 68 different colleges and universities with four or more students each coming from:
    • Washington University
    • Harvard
    • Yale University
    • University of California-Los Angeles
    • Columbia
    • Rice
    • University of Michigan

Undergraduate Institutions Represented — 2008-2017

(only those schools contributing three or more students)

College Total
Arizona State University  3
Baylor University  3
Boston University  4
Brandeis University  3
Brigham Young University  8
Brown University  14
Bucknell University  3
California Institute of Technology  7
Carleton College  5
Carnegie Mellon University 3
Case Western Reserve University  8
College of William and Mary  3
Columbia University in the City of New York  13
Cornell University 21
Dartmouth College 14
Davidson College  3
Duke University  39
Emory University  16
Florida State University  4
Fordham University  3
Georgetown University  4
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus  7
Harvard University  56
Indiana University-Bloomington 9
Iowa State University 4
Johns Hopkins University 21
Macalester College 4
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  25
McGill University  6
McMaster University  3
Miami University  3
Michigan State University  5
Middlebury College  4
New York University  7
Northwestern University-Evanston  15
Oberlin College  4
Ohio State University  6
Pomona College  3
Princeton University  15
Purdue University 4
Rice University  23
Rutgers University – New Brunswick  3
Saint Louis University 3
St. Olaf College 4
Stanford University 19
Truman State University 3
Tufts University  6
Tulane University  4
University of Arizona 10
University of Arkansas  6
University of California – Berkeley  37
University of California – Irvine  3
University of California – Los Angeles  27
University of California – San Diego  15
University of California – Santa Barbara  3
University of Chicago  12
University of Colorado at Boulder  4
University of Florida  13
University of Georgia  10
University of Illinois at Chicago  4
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  14
University of Iowa  7
University of Kentucky  5
University of Maryland – Baltimore County  5
University of Maryland – College Park  5
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor  29
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities  9
University of Nebraska – Lincoln  5
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  10
University of Notre Dame 15
University of Pennsylvania  30
University of Pittsburgh  6
University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Campus  4
University of Southern California  11
University of Texas at Austin  10
University of Toronto  6
University of Tulsa  4
University of Virginia-Main Campus  8
University of Washington  14
University of Wisconsin-Madison  10
Vanderbilt University  22
Washington University  174
Whitman College  3
Williams College  5
Yale University  34

Personal qualities

Please visit the Student Life section for more about our students’ personal interests, qualities and lifestyles.