Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Class Profile

Before deciding to change careers and pursue medicine, our students come from a fascinating variety of backgrounds. Some join us directly after completing their undergraduate education, while others had years in an established profession. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds and careers, including acting, speech pathology, finance, music production, gerontology, prosthetics, national parks education, politics, the military, social work, medical scribing, and psychology.

All of them made the decision to change their lives by beginning the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program as the first step toward becoming a medical professional.


Angela Hirsh"I loved how supportive and positive our cohort was throughout the year. I made some lasting friendships and had a wonderful time despite the occasional intensity of the coursework. Some of my favorite memories from this year were the events in Claremont and our group get-togethers and dinners."

Angela Hirsh, Class of 2016
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2016–2020)

Class Profile 

Age range of students

  • 21%  ages 21-22
  • 39%  ages 23-25
  • 29.5%  ages 26-29
  • 9.5%  ages 30-34
  •   1%  ages 35+ 

Average Age: 26

Undergraduate GPA Range: 3.22 – 4.00

Average Standardized Test Scores: 

SAT-V: 687      SAT-M: 700

ACT-E: 31        ACT: 31

GRE-Q: 156     GRE-V: 162

*Five year average.

Undergraduate Institutions


Azusa Pacific University
Barnard College
UC Berkeley
Brown University
California Statue University, Long Beach
Duquesne University
Georgetown University
Hope College
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
La Sierra University
Lewis and Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Millersville University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Penn State University
Pomona College
Scripps College

Stanford University
Soka University of America
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Florida
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Pennsylvania
United States Naval Academy
Vassar College
Williams College
Yale University

Undergraduate Majors


Anthropology
Arabic
Art History
Asian Studies
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Cognitive Science
Communication Science
Earth Science
Economics
English
Environmental Analysis
Finance
French Studies
Global Affairs
Global Health
History
Humanities
International Politics
Jazz Studies (Guitar Performance)

Medieval Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Music Performance
Music Production & Engineering
Nursing
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy
Radio, Television, and Film
Religious Studies
Sociology
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Spanish
Structural Engineering
Theater
Urban Affairs
Women’s and Gender Studies

Graduate and Professional Degrees

Commerce
Divinity
Economics
English and Comparative Literature
Science, Society, and Medicine
Law
Occupational Therapy