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• 04/30/2020 at 01:43AM

Whats's the acceptance rate to bs/md programs in New York?

I'm planning on applying to a bs/md program as the class of 2021

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• 04/30/2020 at 06:29AM[edited]

I had wrong info please disregard

@DebaterMAX04/30/2020 at 06:30AM [edited]


04/30/2020 at 04:21PM

None of those schools have BS/MD programs. Only a few schools have them—there's maybe 40~50 in existence. The schools that have them in New York are RPI, Univ of Rochester, Hofstra, Stony Brook, Brooklyn College, Union College, Siena College, and CCNY. Full list is here:

• 04/30/2020 at 04:29PM

Very few schools publish acceptance rates for their BS/MD programs. Of the ones that do, they're usually in the low single digits. For example, Brown's is ~4%; Northwestern's is ~2%, and it's not particularly different for schools like RPI, SUNY Stony Brook, or the University of Rochester. The programs are so small that their acceptance rates aren't really useful for gauging competitiveness in any way.

They will, on the flipside, usually tell you what the average GPA, SAT score, etc. are for their programs. For Stony Brook, for instance, they say their admitted students average a 1490-1590 SAT composite and have 98-99 high school GPAs on a 100pt scale (that's a 4.0 on a normal scale). The quick version of that is that BS/MD programs, even at state schools, are basically the most competitive programs you can apply for. What that means is that you should apply for as many as you can reasonably finish, because applying to these programs is more like punching a lottery ticket than anything else.