Rowan University (Cooper)

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
99
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
2011
US News Rank - Research
94-122
US News Rank - Primary Care
94-122
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 9M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.75
Median MCAT
511
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional and MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics '22-'23

1. Please write a personal mission statement for yourself as a student at CMSRU. How will CMSRU help you fulfill your mission? (1500 characters)

2. Please describe your anticipated educational, employment, volunteer or other activities between completing your AMCAS application and matriculating to medical school. (1500 characters)

3. Tell us about something that makes you a unique applicant to CMSRU. (1500 characters)

4. Medical school involves hard work and can be stressful at times. Tell us about activities that you use to help maintain a work-life balance and respond to stress. (1500 characters)

Additional essay for PC3 Primary Care 3 year track: For applicants with a serious interest in the PC3 track: please write a short statement that describes your desire to become either a primary care Internist or a primary care Pediatrician and the qualities that make you an excellent choice for the PC3 track and for residency at Cooper. (1000 characters)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Please write a personal mission statement for yourself as a student at CMSRU. How will CMSRU help you fulfill your mission? (1500 characters)

2. Please describe your anticipated educational, employment, volunteer or other activities between completing your AMCAS application and matriculating to medical school. (1500 characters)

3. Describe a challenging situation you faced and what you did to address it. (1500 characters)

4. Please reflect on your experience during the Covid-19 Pandemic. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Please write a personal mission statement for yourself as a student at CMSRU. How will CMSRU help you fulfill your mission? (1000 characters)

2. In what way do you believe that you made an impact or difference to a group or organization in your life? (1000 characters)

3. Discuss how you have identified and responded to adversity. (1000 characters)

4. Please describe your anticipated educational, employment, volunteer or other activities between completing your AMCAS application and matriculating to medical school. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Please write a personal mission statement for yourself as a student at CMSRU. How will CMSRU help you fulfill your mission? (1500 character limit)

2. In what way do you believe that you made an impact or difference to a group or organization in your life? (1500 character limit)

3. Discuss how you have identified and responded to adversity. (1500 character limit)

4. Please describe your anticipated educational, employment, volunteer or other activities between completing your AMCAS application and matriculating to medical school. (1500 character limit)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. What makes you unique from other applicants to CMSRU, and how will you contribute to the diverse learning environment at CMSRU? (1000 characters)

2. Reflect on how you will be able to relate to an underserved urban population. (1000 characters)

3. Describe a challenging situation you faced and what you did to address it. (1000 characters)

4. Discuss how you identify and respond to adversity or stress. (1500 words)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Please write a personal mission statement for yourself as a student at CMSRU. How will CMSRU help you fulfill your mission? (1000 Characters)

2. Discuss a situation where some aspect of your personality or character impeded the work of a group. What steps did you take to improve the situation? (1000 Characters)

3. How have you made a difference to a school, job, or organization? (1000 Characters)

4. Please describe a time when you faced a problem that had no single right answer. How did you approach your solution? (1000 Characters)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. How do you believe that you match the mission of CMSRU? (1000 char)

2. Please describe a situation in which you felt an ethical compromise was being expected of you. How did you approach this situation? Were you satisfied with the outcome? (2000 char)

3. Which non-science undergraduate course taught you the most about yourself? Please explain. (1000 char)

4. Why should we grant you an interview? (1000 char)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. How do you believe that you match the mission of CMSRU? (1000 char)

2. Most medical school applicants describe two reasons for their medical school aspirations: the love of science and the desire to help people. These two reasons could lead a person down many pathways, so please describe a different reason that medicine is the right choice for you. (1000 char)

3. Which aspects of your personality, in your opinion, make you well suited to a career in medicine? (1000 char)

4. Which undergraduate course taught you the most about yourself? Please explain. (1000 char)

5. Please describe your anticipated educational, employment, and other activities between completing your AMCAS application and matriculating to medical school. (1000 char)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. How is Camden, New Jersey either similar to or different from communities you have experienced? How do you believe that these factors will impact your medical education? (1,000 character limit)

2. In what way do you believe that you made an impact or difference to a school, job, organization, or person in your life? (1,000 character limit)

3. As you reflected on what to include in your personal statement to AMCAS, how did you decide which aspects of yourself to highlight? (1,000 character limit)

4. Which undergraduate course taught you the most about yourself? Please explain. (1,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. How do you match the mission of CMSRU? (1000 Char)

2. In what way did you make an impact or difference to a school, job, organization, or person in your life? (1000 Char)

3. Tell us something about you that does not come through in the AMCAS application. (1000 Char)

4. Ten years from now what do you see yourself doing and where? (1000 Char)

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