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Members of the Physician Assistant Class of 2024 recite the student oath during a ceremony on April 7, 2023, in Hershey.

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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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Class of 2026 Profile

4,611

Applications

110

Interviewed

30

Matriculated Students

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Women: 63%
Total underrepresented: 75%
Underrepresented in medicine: 7%

Our class comes from ...

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 from Pennsylvania

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Over 3,600 hours of healthcare experience

In our class, we have ...

3.32 average undergraduate cumulative GPA
314 average GRE score

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2024 Facts and Figures

(Graduating Class of 2026)

Applications and Interviews

Applications received: 4,611
Class size: 30
Students from Early Assurance partnership program: 0
Applicants interviewed: 110 (2.4%)
Applicants offered admission: 47

Demographic Profile

Women: 19
Men: 11
Underrepresented: 75% (Total underrepresented includes students who identify as underrepresented minority in medicine, veteran status, first generation in college, educationally disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged)
Underrepresented in medicine: 7%
Average age: 25
Pennsylvania residents: 16
Non-Pennsylvania residents: 14 (States represented: Massachusetts, Utah, Minnesota, Vermont, California, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, Georgia)

Academic Profile

Overall cumulative GPA: 3.32 (range 3.52 to 4.0)
Overall science GPA: 3.78 (range 3.32 to 4.0)
Average healthcare hours: 2,868 (range 400 to 27,472)
Average GRE total: 314 average; (range 302 to 328)
MCAT average: 512

See admission requirements for GRE waiver eligibility.