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Characteristics of the 2013 Entering Class

The following report is a summary of the sixty one members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s 2013 entering class of PhD students. They were selected from a total of 597 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.

  • Beijing University
  • Brown University
  • Canisius College
  • Capital Normal University
  • Cornell University- NYS Statutory Colleges
  • Creighton University
  • CUNY Lehman College
  • Duquesne University
  • Earlham College
  • Fudan University
  • Hamilton College (2)
  • Heritage Institute of Technology
  • Hofstra University
  • Lehigh University
  • Mahidol University
  • Maryville University
  • Misr International University
  • Nankai University (2)
  • ORT Braude College
  • Oxford University
  • Peking University Health Science Center
  • Queens College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (5)
  • Salem College
  • Saint Lawrence University
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • Sharif University of Technology
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
  • Stonehill College
  • SUNY Brockport (3)
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
  • Syracuse University
  • Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • University of California- Los Angeles
  • University of Massachusetts- Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts- Boston
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Puerto Rico (2)
  • University of Rochester (5)
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Wyoming
  • Ursinus College
  • Whitworth College
  • Xiamen University
  • Zhejiang University

Undergraduate Majors

  • Applied Statistics - 1
  • Biochemistry - 1
  • Biochemistry & Biotechnology - 1
  • Biochemistry & Chemistry - 1
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - 2
  • Biological Sciences - 6
  • Biology - 14
  • Biomedical Science/Biotechnology - 2
  • Biomedical Sciences - 1
  • Biotechnology - 3
  • Biotechnology & Engineering - 1
  • Chemistry - 3
  • Environmental Science - 1
  • Mathematics & Statistics - 1
  • Medical Informatics - 1
  • Medical Mathematics - 1
  • Medical Technology - 1
  • Medicine - 2
  • Microbiology - 1
  • Microbiology/Spanish - 1
  • Molecular Genetics - 1
  • Neuroscience - 1
  • Neuroscience, Psychology - 1
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences - 1
  • Physics - 2
  • Political Science - 1
  • Public Administration - 1
  • Psychology - 1
  • Statistics - 1

Undergraduate GPA

Average GPA - 3.51

Domestic Students - State Residence

  • Arizona - 1
  • California - 2
  • Connecticut - 1
  • Massachusetts - 1
  • New Jersey - 1
  • New York - 25
  • Ohio - 1
  • Pennsylvania - 3
  • Puerto Rico - 2
  • Tennessee - 1
  • Texas - 1
  • Vermont - 1
  • Washington - 1
  • Wyoming - 1

International Students - Country of Origin

  • China - 11
  • Egypt - 1
  • India - 1
  • Iran - 1
  • Israel - 1
  • Mexico - 1
  • Nepal - 1
  • Spain - 1
  • Thailand - 1

Average GRE Scores

  • Verbal - 73%
  • Quantitative - 71%
  • Analytical - 44%

Average TOEFL

Fourteen of the nineteen international students reported scores.

Internet Based

# of Students

105

14

Additional Degrees

Twenty one students in the 2013 incoming class hold Master’s degrees.

M.D./Ph.D.

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

Average MCAT Scores

Below are the average MCAT scores for the six MD/PhD students.

Verbal

Phy Sci

Essay

Bio Sci

Total

11

11

M – 1

N – 1

O – 2

R – 2

11

33

Summer Scholars

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

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP Program) Students

1 incoming student completed the University of Rochester’s PREP program.

Average Age

The sixty one incoming students have an average age of 26 years with a range of 22 – 43 years.

Ethnicity

The following summarizes how the forty two US Citizens and Permanent Residents in the incoming 2013 class identify their own ethnicity:

  • Asian - 4
  • Black or African American - 2
  • Hispanic - 2
  • Mixed - 1
  • White - 30
  • N/A (Did not respond) - 3

Male/Female Ratio

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

  • Female – 34 incoming students
  • Male – 27 incoming students

Student Program Selection

Program Name

# Of Students

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 6

Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology

6

Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

5

Epidemiology

3

Genetics, Genomics & Development

8

Health Services Research and Policy

4

Immunology, Microbiology & Virology

11

Neuroscience

4

Pathways of Human Disease

6

Statistics

2

Toxicology

4

Translational Biomedical Science

2