Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) places high value on a balanced undergraduate education. While this balance will vary with the background and interests of the individual, it is expected that applicants will have exposed themselves to course work in the humanities, behavioral sciences, and liberal arts as well as premedical sciences. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and careers in other disciplines. Preference for admission is given to residents of the State of New Jersey. However, the importance of geographic diversity is recognized, and out of state applicants with outstanding credentials are encouraged to apply. Every medical student is required to sign that they can meet these essential functions.
Admission is determined on the basis of
- Academic achievement in a balanced undergraduate education
- Results of the MCAT
- Pre-professional committee evaluations
- Extracurricular involvement
- Other recommendations
The Academic Profile for the Entering Class
The incoming class of 2017 had a median total MCAT score of 511 and an average total GPA of 3.64.
Please note that starting with the 2018 cycle (applications submitted in June 2017 or after) RWJMS is requiring the new (MCAT 2015), and will not accept old MCAT scores.
The Admissions Committee will no longer admit applicants on a "rolling" basis. Offers of admission will be made at two points within the cycle: late December and mid March.