University of Colorado

Address

Office of Admissions / Anschutz Medical Campus, Mail Stop 297 / 13120 East 19th Avenue / Aurora, Colorado USA 80045

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
26
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
1883
US News Rank - Research
31
US News Rank - Primary Care
9
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.78
Median MCAT
513
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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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
Yes
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 ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
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
MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
No

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21-'22)

1. The pillars of our curriculum are Leadership, Curiosity, and Commitment. Tell us about how you have embodied one or more of these attributes in your path to medicine thus far. In which of these areas do you see the most opportunity for personal growth and why? (1000 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. The School of Medicine regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. Please write about things in your background that have been important to your development or that have been challenging to you on your path to a career in medicine. These could include your socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and work or life experiences. Explain how these have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine. (1500 characters)

2. Please write about the “fit” between your experiences and goals and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('19-'20)

1. The School of Medicine regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. Please write about things in your background that have been important to your development or that have been challenging to you on your path to a career in medicine. These could include your socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and work or life experiences. Explain how these have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine. (1500 characters)

2. Please write about the fit between your experiences and goals and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('18-'19)

1. The School of Medicine regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. Please write about things in your background that have been important to your development or that have been challenging to you on your path to a career in medicine. These could include your socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and work or life experiences. Explain how these have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine. (1500 characters)

2. Please write about the fit between your experiences and goals and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If you are a reapplicant, please include information on how your application has changed. (1500 characters)

OPTIONAL PROMPTS:

1. If you are a re-applicant, please explain how you and your application has changed since your previous submission. (1500 characters)


Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

1. The School of Medicine regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. Please write about things in your background that have been important to your development or that have been challenging to you on your path to a career in medicine. These could include your socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and work or life experiences. Explain how these have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine. (1500 characters)

2. Please write about the fit between your experiences and goals and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If you are a reapplicant, please include information on how your application has changed. (1500 characters)

OPTIONAL PROMPTS:

1. If you are a re-applicant, please explain how you and your application has changed since your previous submission. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

1. The School of Medicine regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. Please write about things in your background that have been important to your development or that have been challenging to you on your path to a career in medicine. These could include your socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and work or life experiences. Explain how these have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine. (1500 characters)

2. Please write about the fit between your experiences and goals and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If you are a reapplicant, please include information on how your application has changed. (1500 characters)

OPTIONAL PROMPTS:

1. Please submit a short statement regarding your interest in the Colorado Springs Branch. You may address characteristics of the Branch that would be a fit for your strengths, experiences, and/or career plans. You may also note your ties to or interest in Colorado Springs or other similar communities. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

1. The School of Medicine regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. Please write about things in your background that have been important to your development or that have been challenging to you on your path to a career in medicine. These could include your socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and work or life experiences. Explain how these have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine. (1500 characters)

2. Please write about the fit between your experiences and goals and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If you are a reapplicant, please include information on how your application has changed. (1500 characters)

OPTIONAL PROMPTS:

1. Please submit a short statement regarding your interest in the Colorado Springs Branch. You may address characteristics of the Branch that would be a fit for your strengths, experiences, and/or career plans. You may also note your ties to or interest in Colorado Springs or other similar communities. (1500 characters)

Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. The School of Medicine regards the diversity of an entering class as an important factor in serving the educational mission of the school. Please write about things in your background that have been important to your development or that have been challenging to you on your path to a career in medicine. These could include your socioeconomic status, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and work or life experiences. Explain how these have influenced your goals and preparation for a career in medicine. (2000 words)

2. Please write about the fit between your experiences and goals and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If you are a reapplicant, please include information on how your application has changed. (2000 words)

Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

1. The way in which medicine is practiced in this country has evolved over time. Significant societal and technological changes have occurred over the past 50 years, for example. Please comment on this phenomenon, what you think the near future holds and which values (or principles) the medical profession should retain. In your discussion, you may wish to explore ethics, economics, access to healthcare or any topic you consider relevant. (2500 characters)

Essay Topics ('12 -'13)

1. People take different (and sometimes difficult) paths on their journey to becoming a doctor. Tell us (a) about hardships you have overcome or challenges that you have faced in arriving at this point in your life, or (b) to the extent that these circumstances dont apply to you, please describe experiences you have had which help you appreciate the challenges faced by individuals in these situations. Your discussion might include such things as family or personal health challenges, being from an economically disadvantaged background, having lived in a very rural or underserved community, being the first in your family to attend college, or speaking English as a second language. (2500 characters)

Essay Topics ('11-'12)

1. People take different (and sometimes difficult) paths on their journey to becoming a doctor. Tell us (a) about hardships you have overcome or challenges that you have faced in arriving at this point in your life, or (b) to the extent that these circumstances dont apply to you, please describe experiences you have had which help you appreciate the challenges faced by individuals in these situations. Your discussion might include such things as family or personal health challenges, being from an economically disadvantaged background, having lived in a very rural or underserved community, being the first in your family to attend college, or speaking English as a second language. (2500 characters)

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