Physician Assistant Program Entering Class Profiles

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Entering Class Profiles

Penn State College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program students come from diverse educational, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

See below for profiles of recent entering classes.

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2022 Class Profile






Matriculated Students

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Women: 63%
Underrepresented in medicine: 20%
Military veteran/national guard: 20%
First generation in family to attend college: 17%

Our class comes from ...

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 from Pennsylvania

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Over 3,000 hours of healthcare experience

In our class, we have ...

3.64 average undergraduate cumulative GPA
315 average GRE score


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(Graduating Class of 2024)

Applications and Interviews

Applications received: 4,620
Class size: 30
Students from Early Assurance partnership program: 0
Applicants interviewed: 86 (1.9%)
Applicants offered admission: 38

Demographic Profile

Women: 19
Men: 11
Underrepresented: 53% (this includes students who identify as underrepresented in medicine, veteran status, first generation in college, educationally disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged)
Average age: 25
Pennsylvania residents: 12
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 18 (States represented: California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington)

Academic Profile

Overall cumulative GPA: 3.64 (range 3.0 to 4.0)
Overall science GPA: 3.64 (range 3.14 to 4.0)
Average healthcare hours: 3,040 (range 620 to 10,820)
Average GRE total: 315 average; (range 300 to 333)
GRE quantitative: 157 average; 61st percentile rank (range 150 to 168)
GRE verbal: 158 average; 77th percentile (range 149 to 169)
GRE writing: 4.3 average; 68th percentile (range 3.0 to 5.5)
MCAT average: N/A

See admission requirements for GRE waiver eligibility.