Frequently Asked Questions
What are ACU students' acceptance rates to medical and dental schools?
What do I have to major in to be in Body & Soul?
Where do ACU students attend medical or dental school?
When applying what are professional school deans looking for?
Who will be my advisor?
How many ACU students are in the pre-med or pre-dental program?
How does a student get involved with ACU's Body & Soul program?
- Medical: Each year about 20 students from ACU apply to medical school. Over the past ten years the total acceptance rate has been greater than 85 percent (the national rate is 45 percent).
- Dental: Each year about 5 students from ACU apply to dental school. Over the past ten years the total acceptance rate has been greater than 85 percent (the national rate is 45 percent).
- Medical: There is no "best major" for getting into medical school. While almost 60 percent of the individuals admitted into dental school had undergraduate majors in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, virtually every major is represented in medical school. The highest acceptance rates are for philosophy and history, although they comprise only a small portion of the total applicant pool.
- Dental: There is no "best major" for getting into dental school. While many of the individuals admitted into dental school had undergraduate majors in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, virtually every major is represented in dental school.
- Most students enroll in medical and dental schools in the state of their legal residence because tuition costs are much lower for in-state students.
- The two most important factors which determine admission are GPA (overall and science) and scores on either the Dental Admission Test (DAT) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
- Personal statements and faculty recommendations are very important.
- Each student will have an advisor in his or her academic department. This advisor will help them decide which courses to take and assist them in completing their enrollment.
- The number varies each year, but approximately 150 first year through senior students are involved.
- You may participate in the Body & Soul program during the first semester of sophomore year if you have taken the required science courses and have the required overall GPA of 3.5 and science GPA of 3.35.
For further information about Abilene Christian University's Body & Soul program contact Terri Aldriedge R.N., B.S. N., Body & Soul program director.