I think its interesting that their MCAT is so high, but their GPA is so low...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 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).
Haha, Christian is so cool. :]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.