How to Get Into Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2024-2025)

Albert Einstein Medical School

With free tuition starting in the fall of 2024, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a prestigious medical school located in the Bronx in New York City, will become one of the most competitive medical schools in the country. We anticipate average MCATs and GPAs for accepted students will increase and an already low acceptance rate of 3.8% will drop further.

Previously part of Yeshiva University, Einstein is still affiliated with the school and other well-known institutions. One of the newer medical schools in the United States, it was founded in 1953 and is currently ranked #61 in research and #42 in primary care in U.S. News and World Report. It will be interesting to see if these rankings also change.

What does it take to get into Einstein? Find out all about the admissions process and how you stack up against accepted students.

How Difficult is it to get into Albert Einstein Medical School?

Einstein Medical School Acceptance Rate: 3.3%

Einstein is very selective, with an acceptance rate of only 3.8%. Last year, 1071 of 9,782 applicants received invitations to interview. Of these, 326 were accepted, and 183 chose to enroll in the medical school. Women represent 59% of the students at Einstein. 43% of the class is from New York State.

Einstein Medical School Average MCAT

Accepted students at Einstein have an average MCAT score of 516. The 10th-90th percentile range is 511-520.

Einstein Medical School Average GPA

The average GPA for admitted students is 3.82. The undergraduate 10th-90th percentile GPA range is 3.56-3.99

Einstein Undergraduate Majors

27% of students in the class of 2027 were non science at their undergraduate colleges.

Einstein Undergraduate College

77 colleges are represented. Most-highly represented, with three or more students, are the City University of New York, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, New York University, Rutgers, the State University of New York, Tufts, the University of California, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, Vassar, Washington University, Wesleyan, Yale and Yeshiva University

Application Deadlines

Your primary application to Einstein is due on October 15th, and the secondary application is due December 1st. However, first interview invitations are sent starting in August, so it’s a good idea to submit your materials early. First acceptance notices are sent in February of the following year, and the final round will be sent on August 5th.

Einstein Medical School Requirements

Required Coursework 

To be considered for admission, you’ll need to have completed the following coursework, in addition to fulfilling your major and institution requirements:

  • Behavioral sciences
  • Biology
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physics

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School Tuition 

Please note that Einstein’s overall fees and debt will be updated shortly. With free tuition starting in cal 2024, these numbers will be dramatically different.t

The estimated total cost of attendance at Einstein is $86,306. Broken down, the fees are as follow: Tuition and fees: $0 Other: $24,000 Health insurance: $5,286 On average, Einstein graduates leave with $163,833 in debt. Approximately 68% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Einstein Secondary Essays

Primary Albert Einstein College of Medicine Secondaries:

Optional: What unique life experiences, personal attributes and/or perspectives will you bring as part of the incoming class? Are there particular challenges or successes that you have encountered? If you do not wish to write anything, please write “NA.” (3000 characters)
Optional: Please use this space to tell us anything about yourself that you would like us to know. If you do not wish to write anything, please write “NA.”

Albert Einstein MSTP Secondary Essay Prompts

In the list below and in the following question, please indicate the field(s) of your prior research experience. Check all that apply.

1. Please describe briefly the field(s) in which you plan to pursue your future research. We are looking for the big picture, Aging, Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Immunology, etc., not the specific focus. (250 characters)
2. Please list your previous scientific presentations and abstracts. List all authors, abstract titles, name of meeting, and date of meeting. List each meeting on a separate line.

3. Please do not include the text of the abstract. (9999 characters)
4. Please list publications on which you are a co-author. List each on a separate line. Include names of all authors, title, journal, year of publication, and volume and page number(s). Please do not list papers that are “in preparation.” (9999 characters)

5. Please indicate which was your favorite course in college and why. (3000 characters)

For the following questions and sections, you have up to 3000 characters to respond, if applicable.

Personal History

1. I have taken time off from school between high school and college.
2. I have taken time off from school during my undergraduate years.
3. I have taken at least a year off from school since college graduation, including this year that I am applying.
4. I have taken and received credit for online science core courses (e.g. chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, physics and mathematics) that were taken prior to the Covid Pandemic (earlier than Spring 2020).
5. I have applied previously to medical school.
6. I have submitted an AMCAS application to Einstein previously.
7. I am/was a graduate student in the Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
8. I was accepted to medical school previously but did not attend.
9. I was previously enrolled in medical school.
10. I can attest that I have fulfilled the Albert Einstein College of Medicine COMPETENCIES (Course Requirements | M.D. Admissions | Albert Einstein College of Medicine) for admission.
11. I will have a Baccalaureate Degree by the time I matriculate into medical school.
12. I am presently holding a deferral from another medical / graduate / professional school.
13. I have received a grade of “F” during my college/graduate school years.
14. I have received a grade of “D” during my college/graduate school years.
15. I have received a grade of “W” during my college/graduate school years.
16. I have received a grade of “I” during my college/graduate school years.
17. As an undergraduate, I transferred from one college to another.
18. I have been the recipient of a warning notice for a non-academic issue that did NOT result in a disciplinary action.
19. I have been subject to a disciplinary action and/or administrative action, expunged or not, while an undergraduate or graduate student.
20. I currently have disciplinary charges pending.
21. I have been prohibited or suspended from practicing in a professional capacity because of alleged misconduct.
22. If you were employed during the academic year, other than during winter and summer breaks, please write the number of hours you worked per week, and tell us what you did and why you were employed.
23. Please provide the names of languages you speak (other than English) and indicate the fluency with which you speak them (beginner, moderate, advanced). If none, please write “NA.”

Letters of Recommendation

Your PRIMARY RECOMMENDATION PACKET will be submitted by (select one):

1. If you indicated, above, that you will have, “Two individual letters (up to 5 are allowed),” please provide the names, titles and institution of your letter writers; please use a separate line for each. Please note that one letter must be from your MAJOR and your second letter from a science faculty member (two science letters from two different faculty members in the same department is acceptable). If this does not apply to you, please write “NA” in the box below.
2. If you are a post-Baccalaureate student (not a master’s degree student), a letter or statement of “Good Standing” must be submitted either from your undergraduate college or university, or included in your post-bac letter. Please indicate which of the two applies to you, and the name, title, and school from which the letter has been submitted. If no letter or statement has been submitted, please indicate when such a letter or statement will be uploaded to the AMCAS Letter Writer. If this does not apply to you, please write “NA.”
3. Did you take your last science course more than 5 years ago?
4. If you have an Undergraduate Pre-Professional Advisory Committee at your college or university, and have chosen NOT to request a letter from that Committee, please tell us why not.

Albert Einstein / Montefiore Work Experience

1. Have you worked in basic or clinical research at Einstein/Montefiore?
2. Have you participated in an Einstein/Montefiore Pipeline (Pathway) Program during high school, college or after?
3. Have you ever volunteered at Einstein/Montefiore in one of our clinical areas, other than research or a Pipeline Program?

If you answered “yes” that you have worked with us here at Einstein/Montefiore, will a letter from an Einstein/Montefiore faculty member be included in your evaluations?

Albert Einstein / Montefiore Family Members

1. Do you have a family member who is a current employee (non-faculty) of an Einstein/Montefiore affiliated hospital?
2. Do you have a SIBLING who is currently enrolled as an Einstein medical or graduate student?
3. Do you have a family member who is currently a Faculty member at an Einstein/Montefiore affiliated hospital?
4. Do you have a family member who is an Einstein Alumnus (MD, MSTP or PhD degree only)? Please do not include names of relatives who have only completed residency training here.

Einstein Medical School Interview 

Only a fraction of applicants receive an invitation to interview at Einstein. If you do, you will be interviewed by a clinician or scientist from the committee and can expect the meeting to last between 30 minutes and half an hour. 

The process is very subjective. You’ll be asked to share your previous experiences and future goals and speak freely on topics of your choice.

Einstein Residency Matches

After finishing medical school, Einstein students at some of the most prestigious healthcare facilities in the U.S. across a wide range of specialties, including:

  • Internal Medicine: 25%
  • Pediatrics: 10%
  • Emergency Medicine: 7%
  • Anesthesiology: 7%
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology: 6%
  • Surgery General: 6%

Albert Einstein Waitlist Information

Einstein does place some students on the waitlist during the admissions process. Typically 275 students receive a position on the waitlist, and 75 of these students are ultimately accepted.

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