Admissions Requirements

What's Needed to Join NSU MD?

There are many different roads to medical school: the competencies and accomplishments we seek go well beyond your GPA and MCAT scores.

NSU MD students have strong foundational science knowledge and academic success; a deep curiosity and passion for solving complex challenges; a teamwork-oriented background that shows their ability to support and lead others; and a genuine caring for people that mirrors our patient-first philosophy. 

admission requirements admission requirements

You must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States by July 15 of the year you will begin medical school. Your degree may be in the discipline of your choice, as long as you have completed the prerequisite coursework.

Academic requirements for admission to the College include adequate preparation in physics, biology, chemistry, and mathematics. The following premedical courses are required:


  • Biology: 2 semesters (or equivalent) with lab
  • General Chemistry: 2 semesters (or equivalent) with lab
  • Organic Chemistry: 2 semesters (or equivalent) with lab. Biochemistry (with or without lab) may be substituted for a second semester (or equivalent) or organic chemistry.
  • Physics: 2 semesters (or equivalent)
  • Mathematics (college level): 1 semester (or equivalent). Calculus is not required. Statistics is acceptable.


Advanced Placement (AP) courses will fulfill the prerequisite requirements if the individual courses and credits awarded are detailed on the applicant’s college/university transcript.

In addition to biochemistry, other suggested courses can include, but are not limited to: Immunology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics. 


NSU MD does not set a minimum GPA or MCAT for consideration. However, while there are no absolute minimum cut-off scores for either the GPA or MCAT, the MCAT score (highest) and GPA will be used as part of the initial review for screening purposes only.


Applicants are required to submit at least three, but no more than four letters of recommendation.


  • At least one of your letters should be from a professor that has taught you in a math or science course, and who can adequately speak to both your academic readiness and personal suitability for the pursuit and practice of medicine.
  • Your remaining letters can come from professors, advisors, clinical research coordinators or preceptors, supervisors, coaches, mentors, and personal and professional colleagues.
  • Although applicants are granted wide-ranging discretion in selecting evaluators, we strongly advise that you choose writers who know you well, and can speak honestly and knowledgeably as to your character and fitness for entering the field of medicine. (It’s best to avoid recommendation letters from close relatives and/or family friends.)
  • If your premedical advising office provides a committee letter compiling feedback from multiple sources, this letter will suffice to satisfy your letters requirement. All evaluations must be submitted via AMCAS.
  • These letters of evaluation must be received before you will be invited to complete the secondary application. Once your secondary application is returned to us, your application is considered complete and ready for review.


Total Applications 6,197
Total Interviewed 347
Total Accepted 178
Class Size 51
Mean MCAT 512
Cumulative GPA 3.76
Science GPA 3.70
Female 51%
Male 49%
Underrepresented Minorities 25%
Florida Residents 55%
Non-Florida Residents 45%
Mean Age 23

 Class of 2025 Stats



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