Media Watch: Drexel College of Medicine Among Top 10 Medical Schools With the Most Applicants

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With 11,532 applicants for the 2016-17 school year, Drexel University College of Medicine is among the top 10 most popular schools in the country for prospective students and first in the Philadelphia region, as reported by U.S. News & World Report and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 2016, 53,029 prospective students applied to a U.S. medical school, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Drexel ranks fifth on the list of schools with the most applicants and has a 5.7 percent acceptance rate. (The college consistently sees very high numbers of applicants.)

Other schools on the top 10 list include Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Thomas Jefferson University and Brown University.

Last year, U.S. News & World Report revealed that the College of Medicine also is one of the most diverse medical schools in the country, with 73 African-American students in 2015.

“The College of Medicine’s pool of talented, service-focused applicants is incredible. Students discover our rich history and commitment to inclusiveness, and it resonates with them,” said Linda Berardi-Demo, the College of Medicine’s associate dean for admissions and enrollment. “Those who choose DUCOM know they want be a part of community of learners who are dedicated to serving others. It’s who we are. And they feel it.”

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