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Admission Comparison Between Best Physician Assistant Schools

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best Physician Assistant schools. The average acceptance rate of best Physician Assistant schools is 41.85% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 27.42%.
Duke University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 5.89% and Duke University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 59.58% among best Physician Assistant schools. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2021-2022.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Physician Assistant Schools
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Duke University49,703 (23,096/26,607) 2,927 (1,309/1,618) 1,744 (777/967) 6% (6%/6%) 60% (59%/4%)
2 University of Iowa22,434 (9,599/12,835) 19,340 (8,077/11,263) 4,521 (1,827/2,694) 86% (84%/88%) 23% (23%/21%)
2 University of Utah18,302 (9,191/9,111) 17,381 (8,632/8,749) 5,361 (2,730/2,631) 95% (94%/96%) 31% (32%/29%)
4 Emory University33,435 (12,736/20,699) 4,364 (1,801/2,563) 1,494 (598/896) 13% (14%/12%) 34% (33%/4%)
4 George Washington University27,236 (9,778/17,458) 13,539 (4,702/8,837) 2,571 (938/1,633) 50% (48%/51%) 19% (20%/9%)
6 Baylor College of MedicineNo admission statistics available for the school.
6 Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo admission statistics available for the school.
8 University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterNo admission statistics available for the school.
8 University of Washington-Seattle Campus48,840 (21,187/27,653) 26,121 (9,831/16,290) 7,252 (2,901/4,351) 53% (46%/59%) 28% (30%/16%)
Average33,325 (14,265/14,265)13,945 (5,725/8,220)3,824 (1,629/2,195)41.85% (40.1%/57.6%)27.42% (28.4%/26.7%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,302 and 75th percentile is 1,466 for best Physician Assistant schools. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 686 and the average SAT Math score is 698.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best Physician Assistant schools. The following table compares SAT Scores between best Physician Assistant schools for academic year 2021-2022.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Physician Assistant Schools
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Duke University47%
(823)
725765743793
2University of Iowa18%
(800)
570680560670
2University of Utah13%
(676)
590690590700
4Emory University37%
(547)
690750730790
4George Washington University29%
(752)
660740650750
6Baylor College of MedicineNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
6Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
8University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
8University of Washington-Seattle CampusTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Average28.80% 647.00725.00 654.60740.60

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 80 and 75th percentile is 96 for best Physician Assistant schools. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 30, the average ACT English score is 30, and the average ACT Math score is 28.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best Physician Assistant schools. The following table compares ACT Scores between best Physician Assistant schools for academic year 2021-2022.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Physician Assistant Schools
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Duke University46%
(810)
3335 34363235
2University of Iowa65%
(2,944)
2229 21292128
2University of Utah54%
(2,911)
2230 21312129
4Emory University27%
(409)
3234 0000
4George Washington University18%
(471)
3034 31352732
6Baylor College of MedicineNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
6Oregon Health & Science UniversityNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
8University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
8University of Washington-Seattle CampusTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Average42.00% 27.8032.40 26.7532.75 25.2531.00

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best Physician Assistant schools based on academic year 2021-2022 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Physician Assistant Schools
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Duke University
2 University of Iowa
2 University of Utah
4 Emory University
4 George Washington University
6 Baylor College of MedicineInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
6 Oregon Health & Science UniversityInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
8 University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
8 University of Washington-Seattle Campus

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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