Last Updated on December 24, 2022
Established in 1973, Northeast Ohio Medical University is a non-profit public state specialized higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Rootstown (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Ohio. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. NEOMED also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
Study Areas and Degree Levels
|Arts & Humanities|
|Business & Social Sciences|
|Language & Cultural|
|Medicine & Health|
|Science & Technology|
Degrees & Awards
|Doctor of Medicine (MD)|
Earning Your Degree
|Part-time study available?||No|
|Evening/weekend programs available?||No|
|Distance learning programs available?||No|
|Terminal master’s degree available?||No|
|Doctoral Degrees||Entrance Exam MCAT|
U. S. Medical Licensing Exam Step 2
Acceptance Rate 4,069
on a rolling basis?
|Fall deadline||August 1st||Not reported||Yes|
|Winter deadline||October 1st||Not reported||No|
Yearly Tuition Range
|Not reported||10,000-12,500 US$|
|Not reported||10,000-12,500 US$|
What GPA do you need to get into Northeast Ohio Medical University?
Northeast Ohio Medical University’s average GPA is 3.15. Northeast Ohio Medical University does require GPA. Northeast Ohio Medical University is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of Northeast Ohio Medical University application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.15 to 3.31 this year – to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.31 GPA.
What is Northeast Ohio Medical University’s acceptance rate?
Last year Northeast Ohio Medical University’s acceptance rate was 0.0. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.
As you can see, Northeast Ohio Medical University is just as competitive as it was last year.
Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Northeast Ohio Medical University – it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.
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Does Northeast Ohio Medical University Require Test Scores?
Northeast Ohio Medical University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Northeast Ohio Medical University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.
Northeast Ohio Medical University SAT Requirements
Northeast Ohio Medical University’s average SAT score is – – this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed – it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Northeast Ohio Medical University is getting more or less competitive.
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Average|
Northeast Ohio Medical University’s average SAT score is -. To be a competitive applicant for Northeast Ohio Medical University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the -, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted.
Northeast Ohio Medical University ACT Requirements
Northeast Ohio Medical University’s average ACT score is -. To be a competitive applicant for Northeast Ohio Medical University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the -, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Northeast Ohio Medical University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of -.
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Average|
How hard is it to get into Northeast Ohio Medical University?
As you can see from the data above, Northeast Ohio Medical University is exceptionally difficult to get into. Not only should you be aiming for a 3.15 but also SAT scores around -. Getting into Northeast Ohio Medical University is no easy feat and you will need to set yourself apart with more than just numbers and data. Read on to learn how.EXPLORE 15,000 STUDENT VIDEOS ON CAMPUSREEL
Northeast Ohio Medical University Requirements
Now you know where you need to be for getting into Northeast Ohio Medical University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.
How to get into Northeast Ohio Medical University
Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into Northeast Ohio Medical University. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at Northeast Ohio Medical University, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.
Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Northeast Ohio Medical University admission standards.
- Score at least a – on the SAT or – on the ACT.
- Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.15.
Join Extracurriculars that Align with Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Values.
- Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Northeast Ohio Medical University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
- Volunteer in your hometown. Rootstown has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Northeast Ohio Medical University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school – they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Rootstown area in general.
- Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Northeast Ohio Medical University needs to see past your test scores and grades – they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores – your experiences should demonstrate that.
Prepare Your Application
- Write a stellar essay that shows Northeast Ohio Medical University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
- Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Northeast Ohio Medical University app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
- Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that Northeast Ohio Medical University’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause – submit your app a few days early.
MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
TRADITIONAL ADMISSION PATHWAY
For Early Decision and Regular Decision Plan candidates applying through AMCAS for M1 admission
APPLY AS A COLLEGE GRADUATE TO MEDICAL SCHOOL AT NEOMED
The College of Medicine at NEOMED welcomes new students via traditional admission that have not started in an Early Assurance pathway with a partner university. Candidates applying to the traditional admission pathway to NEOMED as a first-year medicine student should begin the application process through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). As a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), NEOMED participates in a common application service and abides by all AAMC deadlines and practices.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Successful candidates for the College of Medicine at NEOMED include individuals:
- Who possess the intelligence, integrity, and personal, and emotional characteristics necessary for them to become competent physicians.
- Who seek careers as physicians practicing patient centered care.
- Who seek to serve as leaders of transformative change in healthcare in Ohio and beyond.
- Who strive to uphold the mission, vision and values of the College
EARLY DECISION ADMISSION
All Traditional Admission applicants to the M.D. program who consider NEOMED their medical school of choice and are strongly aligned with its mission are encouraged to apply electing the Early Decision Plan.
- Early Decision is binding, which means that candidates who receive offers of admission are obligated by AMCAS policy to attend NEOMED should they wish to attend any allopathic school of medicine.
- All Early Decision applicants must present valid MCAT and Altus assessment CASPer scores, apply through AMCAS by August 1, and have the secondary application (by invitation only) complete and verified to the Office of Admissions by September 1 of the year prior to anticipated enrollment.
- Notification to the applicant regarding admission is given by October 1. If selected, an EDP admit receives the benefit of early notification of acceptance and is, therefore, obligated to attend the NEOMED College of Medicine under American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) admission policy. If not selected for admission through the early decision plan, applicants may then apply to other medical schools. For more information regarding consideration of whether the early decision program is right for you, visit students-residents.aamc.org.
EARLY DECISION PLAN: OHIO ADMISSION ADVANTAGE
While all traditional admission candidates are encouraged to consider the Early Decision Plan, NEOMED utilizes the early decision plan to extend highly favorable consideration toward a number of Ohio candidates with above average academic credentials.
- For these purposes, an Ohio candidate is any early decision plan applicant who either maintains permanent residence in Ohio and indicates as much on his or her AMCAS application or who attends/attended an Ohio institution of post-secondary education (university, college, community college) whether state or private
- Ohio candidates with above average academic profiles selecting the early decision plan receive a significant advantage over candidates that elect the regular decision plan. Ohio candidates pursuing admission to NEOMED outside of early assurance are strongly encouraged to apply using the early decision plan to maximize their chances for admission to medical school in the event that NEOMED is their first choice.
- All early decision policies, procedures, and deadlines apply to the Ohio Admission Advantage. For full details and policies, please refer to the NEOMED Compass (catalogue and handbook).
APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
All traditional admission candidates must:
- Possess at least a baccalaureate (four-year) degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or a Canadian University prior to enrolling at NEOMED (applicants may be in their final year of progress toward a degree prior to graduation at the time of application).
- Be a U.S citizen/U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process). This requirement still applies to Canadian University students.
Applicants must complete:
• Two semesters of Organic Chemistry and Labs
• Two semesters of Physics and Labs
• Two semesters of Biology and Labs
• One semester of Biochemistry
Applicants are strongly recommended to have completed coursework in:
- Cell Biology
- English Composition
- Molecular Biology
COMPETITIVE ACADEMIC PROFILE
The academic profile for the entering early Decision and Regular Decision M1’s is as follows:
- Overall GPA: 3.51 – 3.86 (middle 50%)
- Overall GPA average: 3.68
- College BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math) GPA: 3.40 – 3.82 (middle 50%)
- Overall BCPM GPA average: 3.59
- MCAT score: 505 – 515 (middle 50%)
- MCAT average: 510
30% of the new M1 Class self-reported representing racial/ethnic backgrounds of Under-represented Medical Students (URM).
71% of our M1 Class are Ohio residents.
HOW TO APPLY
Students apply to NEOMED using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application as early as June 1 of the year preceding anticipated enrollment in medical school.
Fill out your AMCAS application, and select NEOMED as a school to receive the application. You may wish to make plans to take the Altus Assessments CASPer test, although CASPer test results are not required for NEOMED at the time of AMCAS application for initial screening and review.
Once your application has been verified by AMCAS, NEOMED may send you an invitation to complete your secondary application beginning July 31, 2020 and on a rolling basis thereafter until one week prior to the NEOMED supplemental application deadline. There is a $ 95.00 fee for the secondary application.
NEOMED also requires the CASPer situational judgement test. Please visit takecasper.com for more information, test dates, and to register for the U.S. Medicine CSP 10111 test as a part of the Altus Assessments Suite. All candidates for admission are required to take the CASPer. Candidates must submit CASPer scores to NEOMED in order to receive interview consideration.
Note – NEOMED Secondary application is by invitation only following screening and review of AMCAS applications. Applicants should refer to AMCAS to begin application to medical school.
Watch for email notification that your file is complete and await word on a possible interview between September and March.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
- AMCAS Application
- Supplemental application
- Personal Statements
- CASPer test results (part of the Altus Assessment Suite)
- MCAT scores
- $ 95.00 Secondary Application Fee
Letters of evaluation are neither required nor accepted for this program.
NEOMED will not accept MCAT scores older than three years at the time of the month of matriculation.
As an applicant seeking admission to NEOMED, you are required to pay a non-refundable supplemental application fee of $95. An online payment will be made when you submit your supplemental application.
You may qualify for a supplemental application fee waiver if you qualified for a fee waiver through AMCAS. Follow the instructions on the NEOMED supplemental application to receive the fee waiver.
COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES M.D. PATHWAYS
NEOMED MASTER’S PATHWAY
NEOMED students currently enrolled in any NEOMED master’s degree program that successfully apply through AMCAS for the M.D. program will receive an invitation to interview for a seat in medical school at NEOMED. “Successful application” constitutes the following:
• Apply to NEOMED through AMCAS by either the early or regular decision plan deadlines. Candidates who have already completed a year of study in a NEOMED master’s degree program are encouraged to apply using the early decision plan.
• Present credentials, including grades and MCAT score, that meet NEOMED screening criteria to receive an invitation for a secondary application.
• Complete and submit a secondary application to NEOMED through AMCAS by either the early or regular decision plan deadlines.
• Candidates indicate that they are enrolled at NEOMED on their AMCAS applications at the time of application to be eligible.
• Complete master’s degree program at NEOMED if admitted to NEOMED COM.
NEOMED UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS IN MEDICINE (URIM) PATHWAY
Selected NEOMED Underrepresented Students in Medicine (URIM) candidates may qualify for a pathway through the NEOMED College of Graduate Studies offering early assurance to medical school. NEOMED URIM Pathway candidates will receive early assurance to the M.D. program at NEOMED with admission to the College of Medicine based upon their performance in graduate school at NEOMED. NEOMED URIM Pathway candidates will not need to re-take the MCAT. NEOMED URIM Pathway eligibility is as follows:
• Generally, students who are categorized as underrepresented in medicine (URIM) should be underrepresented minorities in medicine and/or students from educationally and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds seeking to enter medical school.
• Application to the NEOMED URIM Pathway is by invitation only. In order to be eligible, NEOMED URIM candidates must have applied to the NEOMED College of Medicine M.D. program through AMCAS for the current admission cycle. URIM candidates that successfully apply, complete medical school interviews at NEOMED, and advance to the alternate list (wait list) stage may be invited to apply for the NEOMED
URIM early assurance pathway.
• Consideration of participation in the NEOMED URIM Pathway on the part of candidates will have no impact on their ability to receive a seat in the M.D. program for the current admission cycle should an M1 seat become available.
• Selected alternate list candidates will be invited to apply for the NEOMED URIM Pathway in April when the M.D. program alternate list is established. Eligible candidates must then apply for admission into a designated master’s degree program at NEOMED by published deadlines. In most cases, the admission application process will use previously submitted AMCAS application credentials along with a signed release and supplemental application statement from the candidate without an additional lengthy and redundant application process. At present the only participating NEOMED master’s program is the Master of Modern Anatomical Sciences. Other programs may be added at a later date.
• NEOMED URIM candidates must then meet admission criteria into the specific master’s program of study to receive admission. An interview with the master’s program admission committee may be required.
• Upon admission to a NEOMED master’s program, NEOMED URIM Pathway candidates must matriculate into graduate study and enroll for that academic year.
• NEOMED URIM pathway students should not retake the MCAT. Instead, their early assurance admission decision will be based upon their academic achievement in their NEOMED master’s program coursework. Candidates achieving NEOMED grade point averages of 3.0 or better, fewer than two “C”s and no grade of less than a “C” as of March 1st will be admitted to the M.D. program in the College of Medicine as M1 students for the subsequent academic year to begin in July/August. Admission is contingent upon
successful completion of the master’s degree.
• It should be noted that admission into the M.D. program via the NEOMED URIM early assurance pathway is not automatic and actual admission is earned through performance in NEOMED coursework. The seat in medical school is assured if successful grades are achieved and the student is on pace to graduate from the master’s degree program at NEOMED.