Yeshiva Graduates Earn Medical School Admission at a Rate More than Two Times Higher Than National Average

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Yeshiva University graduates have achieved an average medical school acceptance rate that is more than two times the national average.  National admissions average for medical schools typically hovers at about 45%.

Over the past decade, 451 Yeshiva University undergraduate students have successfully gained admission to the medical school programs of their choice.

At Stern College for Women, 97% of medical school applicants earned admission between 2013 and 2022, a nearly perfect rate of acceptance, with 224 applying and 218 accepted.

At the same time, Yeshiva College – which has an all-male student body – has achieved an 86% medical school placement rate, with 268 applying and 233 accepted.

“These numbers unequivocally confirm that the success of Yeshiva University graduates applying to medical schools is one of the highest in the nation,” said Dr. Karen Bacon, The Mordecai D. Katz and Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “These results are the outcome of talented and motivated students taking rigorous courses taught by outstanding faculty in combination with individualized mentoring and advising services.

“When students come to YU, they can be assured that they will receive an excellent education, grow personally and intellectually in an environment built on values and be prepared for success in graduate school and in life.”

Some highlights of the recently concluded 2021-2022 academic year include:

  • Ten of 35 YU students earned admission to the highly selective Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City – which accepts fewer than 5% of applicants per year.
  • Other graduates earned admission to medical schools including University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, Columbia University, Hofstra University, State University of New York (SUNY)-Downstate, State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

“We are so proud of these students – both for their academic successes and that they have chosen medicine as a field where they can directly benefit the overall community. Joining the many other alumnae of Yeshiva University in a myriad of fields, they are poised to use their talents for the betterment of society,” concluded Dr. Bacon.