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UC Berkeley Medical School Acceptance Rates


Highlights of Cal medical school applicants:

  • The majority of Cal applicants take at least 1 gap year before entering medical school. For most applicants, this timeline means applying after spring of their senior (or final) year at Cal.
  • Cal applicants have consistently higher acceptance rates than the national average.
  • Across all MCAT scores, Cal applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher are more likely than not to be accepted.
  • Cal applicants represent a variety of majors, within and outside of the biological sciences, and across all colleges, including Letters & Science, Engineering, Public Health, and Natural Resources.
     

2021 Medical School Statistics

Acceptance Rates

UC Berkeley First-Time Applicants by Class Year

 

Application Year

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Class of 2017

         

Acceptees

35

91

100

35

10

Applicants

66

164

149

67

26

Acceptance Rate

53.0%

55.5%

67.1%

52.2%

38.5%

Class of 2018

       

 

Acceptees

 

22

93

69

34

Applicants

 

37

143

123

67

Acceptance Rate

 

59.5%

65.0%

56.1%

50.7%

Class of 2019

       

 

Acceptees

   

30

100

84

Applicants

   

51

153

150

Acceptance Rate

 

 

58.8%

65.4%

56.0%

Class of 2020

       

 

Acceptees

     

35

111

Applicants

     

64

194

Acceptance Rate

 

 

 

54.7%

57.2%

Class of 2021

       

 

Acceptees

       

31

Applicants

       

64

Acceptance Rate

 

 

 

 

48.4%

 

NOTE: Data for this table is derived from the ~85% of annual applicants to MD programs who, through AMCAS, give permission for their application information to be released to UC Berkeley. The class year includes December, May, and August graduates of each academic year.

Source: American Association of Medical Colleges


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