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I have looked all over their website and I cannot find what their avg GPA and MCAT is. I'm sure someone here knows.

Did anyone else enjoy the alliteration in the title as much as me?
 

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On one of the sheets they gave out at the interview, average MCAT was 34.1, average sGPA was 3.52, average cGPA was 3.61. These averages are for the entering class. You will be able to find the averages for the accepted applicants in the MSAR.
 

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On one of the sheets they gave out at the interview, average MCAT was 34.1, average sGPA was 3.52, average cGPA was 3.61. These averages are for the entering class. You will be able to find the averages for the accepted applicants in the MSAR.
I think its interesting that their MCAT is so high, but their GPA is so low...
 
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I think its interesting that their MCAT is so high, but their GPA is so low...
I think it might have to do at least in part with the new curriculum they have there and the kind of students they are looking for. Can't really say for sure, but I am definitely bringing down their average GPA figures (though to my credit, I'm bringing up that average MCAT).
 

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Hmmm idk but i know that my MCAT was no where near that average, but my GPA was higher tho...and I got in
 

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I think its interesting that their MCAT is so high, but their GPA is so low...
That is kind of interesting.

Maybe they take in a lot of locals in the midwest where grade inflation isn't as much of a problem as it is at my University.
 

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On their websiite it said that they had a lot of students from the northeast. Yale, Penn, Pitt, places like that.
 

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Certainly a science GPA average of 3.52 is a bit low, given that the average matriculant in 2008 had a 3.70 sGPA, but the cGPA isn't really low, with their's being 0.05 under the average.
 

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I think its interesting that their MCAT is so high, but their GPA is so low...
Case Western is notorious for that.....they love high MCATers, so to all the kids with lower gpa, high mcat apply here...
 

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So the admissions folk contacted me today after reading this post (Director Essman recognized me). He was nice enough to write to me about it, and I figured I'd post it here for people to read.

We also find it a bit interesting that our gpa was a little lower than a national average while our MCAT score is well-above the national average. In looking at our matriculant data, it would appear that this is a function of the fact that CWRU has a reputation for attracting interesting, non-traditional students. Many times we see that these non-traditional applicants did not major in the sciences in undergrad and/or had lower gpas. Later in their life when they've decided to pursue a career in medicine they take post-bacc or graduate course work and usually do exceptionally well. Unfortunately, post-bacc/graduate course work isn't always factored into the AMCAS cumulative and science gpas that are reported to the AAMC statistic database. On the flip side, many of the non-trads rock the MCAT once they've completed their post-bacc work which is reflected in our MCAT average.
 

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So the admissions folk contacted me today after reading this post (Director Essman recognized me). He was nice enough to write to me about it, and I figured I'd post it here for people to read.

We also find it a bit interesting that our gpa was a little lower than a national average while our MCAT score is well-above the national average. In looking at our matriculant data, it would appear that this is a function of the fact that CWRU has a reputation for attracting interesting, non-traditional students. Many times we see that these non-traditional applicants did not major in the sciences in undergrad and/or had lower gpas. Later in their life when they've decided to pursue a career in medicine they take post-bacc or graduate course work and usually do exceptionally well. Unfortunately, post-bacc/graduate course work isn't always factored into the AMCAS cumulative and science gpas that are reported to the AAMC statistic database. On the flip side, many of the non-trads rock the MCAT once they've completed their post-bacc work which is reflected in our MCAT average.
Haha, Christian is so cool. :]
 

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Someone from case western read my thread? That's pretty awesome.
 

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Not just anyone, both the Director AND Dean of admissions. You're a celebrity!
 

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No reason to be - both Mr. Essman and Dr. Mehta are great people, they are definitely enthusiastic about Case!
 

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Dear Director Essman,

It is with pleasure that I read of your interest in Student Doctor's Network. As a non-traditional student with a low ancient GPA and soon to be high MCAT, I write in the fervent hope that you will look at my MDApps and accept me, in advance, to your class of 2015. :thumbup:

How about an interview? I'll buy lunch. :D:D

Signed,
Doctor 712
 
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