Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

Division of Student Academic Services

Allopathic Numbers

Below are data and resources on recent matriculants to allopathic medical school.  These data provide a general picture of competitive marks in terms of Cumulative GPA, Science GPA, and relevant standardized test scores.  The information provided in this section serves only as general guidelines.  The marks for individual matriculants and individual health professional schools may vary substantially from these general guidelines. Earning a certain GPA or test score does not guarantee acceptance to health professional school, nor does it destine one for rejection. 

Cumulative GPA

  • Green Light: 3.70 or higher
  • Yellow Light: 3.46 to 3.69
  • Red Light: lower than 3.46

BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math) GPA

  • Green Light: 3.65 or higher
  • Yellow Light: 3.34 to 3.64
  • Red Light: lower than 3.34

MCAT

  • Green Light: 509 or higher
  • Yellow Light: 501 to 508
  • Red Light: 501 or lower*

*(1) Less than 10% of allopathic medical schools report a median score of 503 or lower as median MCAT score for entering class of fall 2016 (Source: MSAR); (2) A score of 501 or lower is more than one standard deviation below the mean MCAT score for matriculants to allopathic medical school for fall 2016 and less than 5% of allopathic medical schools report a median score of 501 or lower as median MCAT score for entering class of fall 2016 (Source: https://www.aamc.org/download/321494/data/factstablea16.pdf & MSAR)

Source: https://www.aamc.org/