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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.
     

UC Berkeley First-Time Applicants: Acceptance Rates by Class Year, 2016-2020

APPLICATION YEAR: 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CLASS OF 2016:
Acceptees/Applicants
Acceptance Rate
47/75
62.7%
97/148
65.5%
61/105
58.1%
26/57
45.6%
13/22
59.2%
CLASS OF 2017:
Acceptees/Applicants
Acceptance Rate
N/A 35/66
53.0%
91/164
55.5%
100/149
67.1%
35/67
52.2%
CLASS OF 2018:
Acceptees/Applicants
Acceptance Rate
N/A N/A 22/37
59.5%
93/143
65.0%
69/123
56.1%
CLASS OF 2019:
Acceptees/Applicants
Acceptance Rate
N/A N/A N/A 30/51
58.8%
100/153
65.4%
CLASS OF 2020:
Acceptees/Applicants
Acceptance Rate
N/A N/A N/A N/A 35/64
54.7%

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

Source: American Association of Medical Colleges


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