University of South Dakota Sanford

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 11/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2005
Application fee: $35
Director of admissions: Dr. Paul C. Bunger
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? YesThis school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, mathematics

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Earliest date: November 21
-Latest date: March 21

Applicant’s response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
-Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
-Deposit to hold place in class: $100
-Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
-Deposit refundable prior to: June 1
-Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
-EDP application period begins: N/A
-EDP application period ends: N/A
-EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

Applied
Interviewed
Accepted
Enrolled
Total:
807
146
80
50
In-state:
136
119
69
43
Out-of-state:
671
27
11
7
Women:
348
74
39
23
Minorities:
183
8
5
3
International:
66
0
0
0

Acceptance rate: 9.9%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.65

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.5
Verbal reasoning: 9.5
Physical sciences: 9.2
Biological: 9.8
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.):32%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.):24%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.):12%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 4%
Mixed disciplines and other:28%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 32%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 24%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 12%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 4%
Mixed disciplines and other: 28%

Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
All accepted applicants are either residents of SD or have very strong ties to the state. All SD resident applicants are granted an interview. Factors considered are academic strength, interest in Family Medicine, interest in practice in SD, motivation, interpersonal skills, a record of service to others and/or leadership experiences, and a demonstrated beginning understanding of the career.