Dr. Yongsoo Kim, an associate professor in the Department of Neural & Behavioral Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, is pictured in his lab in July 2016, framed by laboratory equipment and looking away from a screen depicting two images of a section of the brain.

Neuroscience PhD

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Neuroscience PhD Entering Class Profile

Fall 2020-22 incoming class

100 percent

have prior research experience

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 14 (undergraduate) in 8 states and 1 foreign country
Average (undergraduate) GPA: 3.68
Advanced degrees: 53% entered immediately after receiving an undergraduate degree
Undergraduate majors: 7

Demographics

15 incoming students
93 percent female
7 percent male
20 percent under-represented minority students
93 percent U.S. citizens or permanent residents
7 percent non-U.S. citizen

Three-Year Admission Averages (2020 to 2022)

Applications received: 80
Offers of Admission: 11
Incoming Student Enrollment: 5