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Colby Graduate Admission Statistics

Since the mid-1980’s, the overall medical school acceptance rate for Colby graduates has been consistently higher than the national average. Although national acceptance rates have declined in recent years as more and more students apply to medical school, Colby’s rate has remained comparatively high. During the past decade, the medical school acceptance rate for Colby students has been about 65%, with 5 years having 75-90% of applicants accepted to medical school.

Colby premedical students who have been highly competitive by national standards, i.e., those with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better along with above-average MCAT scores, have been accepted, with rare exceptions, at virtually a 100% rate, the first time they applied. Moreover, many Colby alumni/ae who were not successful as first time applicants (typically due to relatively low GPAs and/or low MCAT scores and/or a lack of medically related experience) have strengthened their credentials (by taking courses, earning graduate degrees, retaking the MCAT, and/or working in medical settings) and have been admitted to medical school at a very high rate.

It is important to note that all Colby students who choose to apply to professional school may receive a college letter of support, regardless of the relative strength or weakness of their credentials, and that our acceptance rate is based on all Colby students who apply.

The dental school acceptance rate during the past 5 years has been approximately 83%.
The veterinary school acceptance rate during the past decade has been about 84%.

Medical Schools where Colby applicants have matriculated over the past 5 years:

Albany Medical School (2)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
A.T. Skill University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (2)Boston University School of Medicine (2)
Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (2)
Creighton University
Dartmouth University, Geisel School of Medicine (3)
Des Moines Univ. College of Osteopathic Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine (2)
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine (4)
Georgetown University (2)
The George Washington University
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT
New York Medical College (3)
Northwestern Univ. Feinberg School of Medicine
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ross University
Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Rush Medical College of Rush University
Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel Aviv
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson Univ. (3)
St. George’s University (3)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn) (3)
Temple University School of Medicine (2)
Tufts University School of Medicine (20)
Tulane University School of Medicine (7)
University of Alabama School of Medicine
University of California – Irvine
University of California – San Diego
University of Chicago – Pritzker
University of Connecticut School of Medicine (3)
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Maryland (2)
University of Massachusetts Medical School (7)
University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School (2)
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (4)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
University of Toledo College of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle) (2)
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Washington University – St. Louis
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Dental Schools where Colby applicants have matriculated over the past 5 years:

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (2)
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (2)
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (3)
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
University of New England (2)
University of California at San Francisco

 

Veterinary Schools where Colby applicants have matriculated over the past 5 years includes:

Atlantic Veterinary College, PEI
Colorado State University
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Iowa State University
University College Dublin
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine