Who Chooses WU?

The 2017 Incoming Class

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

  • 61 women and 63 men
  • Ages ranging from 19-34
  • 20 are individuals from groups under-represented in medicine
  • 26 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 3.84
  • Mean MCAT percentile of 97.1  
  • Originated from 31 states and 6 foreign countries (Canada, China, India, Mexico, Nigeria and Ukraine). States most represented are California, New York, Texas, Missouri and Ohio.
  • 66 different colleges and universities with four or more students each coming from:
    • Washington University
    • Harvard
    • Yale University
    • University of California-Berkeley
    • Duke
    • Johns Hopkins
    • University of Michigan

Undergraduate Institutions Represented — 2005-2014

(only those schools contributing three or more students)

College Total
Arizona State University  4
Barnard College  4
Boston University  4
Brown University  14
California Institute of Technology  8
Carleton College  5
Columbia University  6
Cornell University  25
Dartmouth College  13
Davidson College  5
Duke University  38
Emory University  15
Florida State University  3
Foreign College Not Coded  3
Georgetown University  8
Harvard University  42
Indiana University at Bloomington  8
Johns Hopkins University  25
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  17
New York University  10
Rice University  24
Stanford University  28
Tulane University  5
University of Arkansas-Main Campus  4
University of British Columbia  3
University of California-Berkeley  35
University of California-Los Angeles  29
University of California-San Diego  9
University of Chicago  13
University of Georgia  12
University of Houston  3
University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana  10
University of Illinois-Chicago  6
University of Iowa  10
University of Maryland-Baltimore CO  5
University of Maryland-College Park  7
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor  26
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul  10
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 11
University of Pennsylvania  32
University of Southern California  12
University of Tulsa  4
University of Washington  9
University of Wisconsin-Madison  12
Vanderbilt University  18
Washington University  160
Yale University  26

Personal qualities

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