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Competitive Candidate Profile

We seek a well-rounded, achievement-oriented person whose character, maturity, and sense of dedication point to a successful and productive life as an Osteopathic physician. We have historically sought diversity in our student population, and actively recruit underrepresented students. We welcome too, the nontraditional student who often offers exceptional potential for becoming an outstanding Osteopathic physician.

Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the Admissions Committee some of the attributes listed below.


We Seek Students Who

  • Are academically prepared to succeed in our rigorous program.

  • Are well-rounded with diverse experiences.

  • Have shown interest and involvement in the community.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to compassionate health care.

  • Have a good understanding of the profession and WesternU.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The following statistics for the class entering August 2020 will give you a sense of where you might fall within the applicant pool. For detailed statistics, please review Office of Institutional Research Academic Outcomes webpage.

Application Counts
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific & COMP-NW Pomona Campus Lebanon Campus Class of 2024
Applications Received 7,045 4,537 11.582
Interviews Granted 738 445 1,183
Students Enrolled 228 108 336
% Male 43% 43% 43%
% Female 57% 57% 57%
% Underrepresented Minorities 9% 10% 10%
% In-State Residents 90% 40% 74%
% Students Entering with Bachelor’s Degrees or Higher 100% 100% 100%
% Students Entering with Graduate Level Degrees/Doctoral Degree 16% 12% 15%
Average Age 25 26 25
Average Overall GPA 3.67 3.62 3.65
Average Science GPA 3.62 3.55 3.60
Average Non-Science GPA 3.73 3.71 3.72
Average MCAT 508 508 508

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age or disabilities, and religion in any of its policies procedures, or practices. Please see the University Catalog for the complete WesternU/COMP Non-Discrimination Statement.