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What are some medical school admission statistics?

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Statistics from the Association of American Medical Colleges show that in 2014, 23,019 women and 26,455 men applied to medical school. Of these, 10,194 women and 11,161 men were accepted. The mean age at matriculation for the 2014-2015 academic year was 24 for both sexes. The median age was 23.

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The mean grade-point average for 2014 medical school applicants was 3.55, with a standard deviation of 0.34. For matriculants, mean GPA was 3.69, with a standard deviation of 0.25. The mean Medical College Admission Test score for applicants was 28.6, with a standard deviation of 0.55, and 31.4 with a standard deviation of 0.39 for matriculants.

From race/ethnicity data for the same year, 48.5 percent of applicants were white, 18.6 percent were Asian, 7 percent were black, 6.5 percent were multiple race/ethnic origin, and 5.9 percent were Hispanic or of Spanish origin. Native American or Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-U.S. citizens, and those who declined to report their race/ethnicity made up lower percentages of applicants. Of these, 52.0 percent of acceptees were white, 18.5 percent were Asian, 6.0 percent were black, 6.9 percent were multiple race/ethnic origin, and 6 percent were Hispanic or of Spanish origin.

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