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Characteristics of the 2012 Entering Class

The following report is a summary of the sixty two members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s 2012 entering class of PhD students. They were selected from a total of 535 applicants.

Undergraduate Schools

The incoming students completed their undergraduate studies at the following schools. There is one incoming student from each school unless otherwise noted by a number afterwards.

  • Adelphi University
  • Barry University
  • Boise State University
  • George Washington University
  • Gordon College
  • Harvard University
  • Juniata College
  • Michigan State University
  • Nankai University (2)
  • National Cheng Kung University
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (3)
  • Shandong University
  • Shanghai University of Finance
  • Siena College
  • Southern Oregon State
  • SRM University
  • St. Lawrence University (2)
  • SUNY at Stony Brook
  • SUNY Buffalo (2)
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Geneseo (7)
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Iowa Upward Bound
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota – Minneapolis
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • University of New Hampshire (2)
  • University of Pittsburgh (2)
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
  • University of Rochester (6)
  • University of Science & Technology of China
  • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wells College (2)

Undergraduate Majors

  • Biochemistry 11
  • Biological Anthropology 1
  • Biology 20
  • Biotechnology 4
  • Chemistry 5
  • Economics 1
  • Electrical Engineering 1
  • English 1
  • Environmental Studies 1
  • Genetics 1
  • Health and Society 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Medical Technology 1
  • Molecular Biology 1
  • Molecular Genetics 1
  • Neuroscience 3
  • Pharmacology 2
  • Physiology 1
  • Psychology 3
  • Statistics 1

Undergraduate GPA

  • Average GPA - 3.60

Domestic Students - State Residence

  • Florida 1
  • Iowa 1
  • Idaho 1
  • Illinois 1
  • Maryland 1
  • Michigan 2
  • North Carolina 1
  • Nebraska 1
  • New Hampshire 1
  • New York 36
  • Ohio 1
  • Oregon 1
  • Pennsylvania 3

International Students - Country of Origin

  • Australia 1
  • China 6
  • India 1
  • Philippines 1
  • Taiwan 1

Average GRE Scores

Verbal % Quantitative % Analytical %
70% 69% 57%

Average TOEFL Score

Nine of the ten international students reported scores.

Internet Based # of Students
102 9

Additional Degrees

Eleven students in the 2012 incoming class hold degrees beyond Bachelor.

  • Master of Arts 3
  • Master of Public Health 1
  • Master of Science 7

MD/PhD

Six entering PhD students are enrolled in the MD/PhD program.

Average MCAT Scores

Verbal Verbal % Phy Sci Phy Sci % Essay Essay % Bio Sci Bio Sci % Total Total %
12 88.6-95% 12 88.6-95% O – 1
P – 1
Q – 3
R – 1
88.6-95% 12 88.6-95% 36 95

Summer Scholars

Two incoming students completed the University of Rochester’s Summer Scholars program.

Average Age

The sixty two incoming students have an average age of 24 years with a range of 21 – 33 years.

Ethnicity

The following summarizes how the fifty two US Citizens and Permanent Residents in the incoming 2012 class identify their own ethnicity:

  • Asian 2
  • Black or African American 3
  • Hispanic 2
  • Mixed Race 11
  • White 31
  • N/A (did not respond)

Male/Female Ratio

According to the students’ self-reported information the male/female ratio is the following:

  • Female – 35 incoming students
  • Male – 27 incoming students

Program Choice

Below is a table detailing the program choice of students

Program Name # of Students
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 6
Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology 2
Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology 11
Epidemiology 3
Genetics, Genomics & Development 5
Health Services Research and Policy 4
Immunology, Microbiology & Virology 8
Neuroscience 6
Pathways of Human Disease 8
Statistics 2
Translational Biomedical Science 1
Toxicology 6