766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-4570
Thank you for your interest in attending SUNY Upstate Medical University's Norton College of Medicine. Each year approximately 170 students enter Upstate's College of Medicine from more than 75 colleges and universities. The College receives approximately 4,500 applications each year. The entering class of 2020 has 56% women and 44% men. The average MCAT was 509.86 and the average cumulative GPA was 3.64.
Upstate Medical University’s College of Medicine welcomes applications from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, foreign citizens, and individuals who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) process. Applicants must have at least 90 semester hours of course work in the United States or Canada at an accredited institution.
When the SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Office of Admissions receives a completed application, our staff begins a comprehensive, holistic review. This is done without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. In a holistic review process, we consider the applicant as a whole individual rather than select parts, such as GPA or test scores. In doing so, we evaluate applicants based on who will contribute to SUNY Upstate Medical University’s academic community in meaningful ways. A holistic review takes into account factors such as a student’s strength of coursework, academic and extracurricular interests, unique talents, background, and personality. By evaluating an application from a holistic perspective, we take the time to get to know applicants as people, not as numbers.
SUNY Upstate Medical University requires background checks for all accepted College of Medicine students. More information on background checks may be found at the AAMC website.