Who Chooses WU?

The 2019 Incoming Class

The group is composed of engaged, friendly and aspiring young professionals with outstanding academic and personal qualifications. The group of 101 includes:

  • 49 women and 52 men
  • Ages ranging from 21-35
  • 19 are individuals from groups underrepresented in medicine
  • 25 enrolled 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 3.87
  • Mean MCAT percentile of 97.4
  • Originated from 30 states and 4 foreign countries (Canada, China, Croatia, and South Korea). States most represented are California, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • 54 different colleges and universities, with four or more students coming from:
    • Washington University
    • Harvard University
    • Brigham Young University
    • Ohio State University
    • University of California-Berkeley

Undergraduate Institutions Represented — 2010-2019

(the table below presents only those universities and colleges contributing three or more students; the totals comprise entering WashU medical school classes, 2010 through 2019)

University/College Total
Baylor University  3
Boston University  3
Brandeis University  4
Brigham Young University  11
Brown University  13
California Institute of Technology  8
Carleton College  6
Case Western Reserve University  7
Colby College  3
Columbia University in the City of New York  18
Cornell University 20
Dartmouth College 11
Davidson College  3
Duke University  35
Emory University  13
Florida State University  3
Fordham University  3
Georgetown University  5
Georgia Institute of Technology  3
Harvard University  59
Indiana University-Bloomington 10
Iowa State University 4
Johns Hopkins University 21
Macalester College 3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  20
McGill University  7
Michigan State University  5
Middlebury College  4
New York University  7
Northwestern University  16
Ohio State University  10
Pomona College  3
Princeton University  19
Rice University  23
Saint Louis University 4
St. Olaf College 5
Stanford University 17
Swarthmore College 3
Truman State University 3
Tufts University  5
Tulane University  3
University of Arizona 8
University of Arkansas  4
University of California – Berkeley  40
University of California – Davis  4
University of California – Los Angeles  27
University of California – San Diego  14
University of California – Santa Barbara  3
University of Chicago  13
University of Colorado at Boulder  3
University of Florida  11
University of Georgia  8
University of Illinois at Chicago  3
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  13
University of Iowa  6
University of Kentucky  3
University of Maryland – Baltimore County  4
University of Maryland – College Park  5
University of Massachusetts – Amherst  3
University of Miami (FL)  4
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor  29
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities  9
University of Missouri-Columbia  3
University of Nebraska – Lincoln  5
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  12
University of Notre Dame 17
University of Pennsylvania  28
University of Pittsburgh  4
University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Campus  4
University of Southern California  13
University of Texas at Austin  8
University of Toronto  6
University of Tulsa  6
University of Virginia  6
University of Washington  13
University of Western Ontario  3
University of Wisconsin-Madison  10
Vanderbilt University  25
Washington University in St. Louis  166
Wellesley College  3
Whitman College  3
Williams College  4
Yale University  37

Personal qualities

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