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Class of 2019
Applications received581
Candidates interviewed136
Class size52
AgeThe average age is 23; the range is between 22 and 36.
Sex62% of the students are women, 38% are men.
Residency60% of the class is from Iowa. Students come from 14 different states. There is no residency requirement at DMU.
Undergraduate degreesThe most common undergraduate majors are biology, psychology and exercise science.
Academic performanceAverage cumulative GPA of 3.64, with a range from 3.22 to 3.99. The average science GPA is 3.44.
GREAverage verbal score: 151; Average quantitative score: 149; Average combined: 300.
ExperienceIncoming students have a variety of quality observation experiences with physical therapists in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Application timelineSuccessful applicants applied early in the admissions cycle. PTCAS opens each year in July for the class that begins the following year in August.
InterviewIncoming students displayed strong interview skills, including communication skills, interpersonal behaviors, knowledge of the physical therapy profession, self-awareness, cultural competency, and others.