National Data

Allopathic Medical (MD) Schools

According to AAMC data from the 2021 Application Cycle, the acceptance rate for applicants to allopathic medical school was about 36%. For the 2020 Application Cycle, this percentage was higher at 42%. Note that for the 2021 Application Cycle, there was about a 15% increase in applications to MD schools with over 60,000 applications processed. For the six cycles prior to the 2021 cycle, there were just under 53,000 applicants to MD schools, with slightly more than 21,000 matriculants.

  • The average GPA for applicants to MD schools in the 2021 cycle was a 3.59
  • The average GPA for matriculants to MD schools in the 2021 cycle was a 3.74
  • The average MCAT score for applicants in the 2021 cycle was a 506
  • The average MCAT score for matriculants in the 2021 cycle was 512

To view more information about the three most recent application cycles, view the 2021 FACTS: Applicant and Matriculant Data, the AAMC 2021 infographic, AAMC 2020 infographic and the AAMC 2019 infographic.

For aggregated information about the acceptance rates at different MCAT and GPA levels for 2018-19 through 2021-22, please view the MCAT and GPA Grid for Applicants and Matriculants to U.S. Medical Schools.

Osteopathic Medical (DO) Schools

According to AACOM data from the 2020 Application Cycle, the rate of applicants that enrolled in osteopathic medical school was about 36%. For the 2019 Application Cycle, this percentage was slightly higher at 40%. For the past five cycles there have been around 20,000 - 22,000 applicants to DO schools, with enrollments gradually increasing from around 7,000 to now over 8,000.

  • The average GPA for applicants to DO schools in the 2020 cycle was a 3.46
  • The average GPA for matriculants to DO schools in the 2020 cycle was a 3.54
  • The average MCAT score for applicants in the 2020 cycle was a 503
  • The average MCAT score for matriculants in the 2020 cycle was a 504

To view more information about the 2020 Application Cycle, review the 2020 AACOMAS Profile Applicant and Matriculant Report.

To view all data reported by the AACOM since 2013, visit the AACOM Reports on Applicants and AACOM Reports on Matriculants.

Dental Schools

According to ADEA data from the 2020 Application Cycle, the rate of applicants that enrolled in dental school was about 57%. For the 2019 Application Cycle, this percentage was slightly less at 56%. For the past five cycles there have been around 11,000 - 12,000 applicants to dental schools, with around 6000 enrollees each cycle.

  • The average GPA for applicants to dental schools in the 2020 cycle was a 3.44
  • The average GPA for enrollees to dental schools in the 2020 cycle was a 3.58
  • The average DAT AA score for applicants in the 2020 cycle was a 19.7
  • The average DAT AA score for enrollees in the 2020 cycle was a 20.8

To view more information about the 2020 Application Cycle, review the ADEA Report U.S. Dental School Applicants and Enrollees, 2020 Entering Class.

To view all data reported by the ADEA since 2009, visit the ADEA's Applicants, Enrollees and Graduates page.