• Ryan Alavi

Stritch School of Medicine


  • Location

  • In Loyola University Health Science Campus, Chicago, Illinois

  • The Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago provides outstanding clinical education to its students with the opportunity to participate in research, global health, and service.

  • Its facilities are also used to educate multidisciplinary, collaborative health care teams in quality and safety.


  • Tuition

  • $59,800

  • Living expenses, health insurance, books, supplies, mandatory fees, and transportation average around $22,000 per year


  • Financial Aid

  • The Financial Aid Office aim is to create a package of funding sources for students to help them meet their financial obligations at a realistic cost.

  • Students may seek additional loans, scholarships, and grants by visiting their local library or browsing the Web.

  • More than 80% of the student body receives financial assistance, usually a combination of loans and scholarships


  • Average MCAT

  • for the 51,680 applicants who applied through AMCAS last year was 3.56 and the average MCAT score was 504.7


  • GPA

  • UGPA: 3.5 (UGPA range of 2.68-4.0); GRAD GPA: 3.8 (3.19-4.0 grad GPA range) (data from entering class of 2018)

  • 508 (14th-99th percentile range) (data from entering class of 2018)


  • Acceptance rate

  • 3.8%


  • What it’s known for

  • Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Med/Peds, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngolog, Pathology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology-Diagnostic, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, and Urology


  • Student Testimony

  • “The Department of Medicine at Stritch School of Medicine has much to offer. You will find a great appreciation for diversity in its many forms and a distinguished faculty, talented trainees, and an administration ready to mentor, challenge, support, and care for you.”

  • -Ravi Durvasula, MD


  • Extra Info

  • Specific requirements

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a permanent resident visa, or be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum). Advanced degrees (master's or doctoral) are also considered.

  • If your degree was obtained outside of the US or Canada, you must take at least one year of coursework in the US or Canada prior to applying.

  • Applicants enrolled in advanced degree programs must expect to complete their degrees prior to matriculation.

  • Prerequisite course requirements include 30 total BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math) semester credits in undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate course work.

  • At least 8 of these 30 credits must be in a biology-based discipline (examples are physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry). No AP credits will be accepted for these.

  • At least 8 of these 30 credits must be in a chemistry-based discipline (examples are organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry). No AP credits will be accepted for these.

  • At least 3 of these 30 credits must be in organic chemistry (credits cannot overlap with other chemistry-based credits). No AP credits will be accepted for these.

  • At least 1 lab course in a biology-related discipline (note “course” rather than “credits” to reflect the varying ways lab courses are weighted).

  • At least 1 lab course in a chemistry-related discipline (note “course” rather than “credits” to reflect the varying ways lab courses are weighted).

  • The remaining 21 BCPM credits may be any combination of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, or math. No more than 6 AP credits will be accepted toward the remaining total credit requirement.

  • The AMCAS verification process will determine which courses fall into the BCPM category.

  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)


  • Letters of recommendations

  • Applicants should submit at least 3 letters, but not more than 6

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