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Competitive Class Stats

Competitive Candidate Profile

Each year we admit only 50 students, to ensure your place among them it is in your best interest to demonstrate these key attributes to the admissions committee.

WesternU SHPEP students gain hands-on experience during the podiatry rotation

We desire that each Podiatric Medicine student


  • ACTIVE: Take an active role in your educational experiences

  • RESPECT: Display integrity, compassion and respect

  • LEARN: Aspire for life-long learning

  • COLLABORATION: Desire a collaborative approach to health professions education

  • INNOVATIVE: Strive to engage in new and innovative educational approaches

  • EXCELLENCE: Commit to becoming excellent, caring, and compassionate health professionals

  • TEAM PLAYER: Understand and appreciate collaborative team processes

  • COMMUNITY: Participate in community-based education and/or service learning projects

  • MORAL: Embrace moral principles

The following statistics for this year’s entering class (seated Fall 2020) will give you a sense of where you might fall within the applicant pool. For additional statistics, please visit the Office of Institutional Research’s Academic Outcomes webpage.

Application Counts
Number of Applications Received 429
Number of Interviews Conducted 135
Number of New Students Enrolled 45
Number of Males Enrolled 25
Number of Females Enrolled 20
Number of California Residents 32
Applicant Scores
Average Overall GPA 3.27
Average Science GPA 3.18
Average MCAT Score 497