Class of 2018 joins UNC School of Medicine

The "best 180" join the Class of 2018. Meet a few students and learn about the class, by the numbers, in this update.

This year, the UNC School of Medicine had a record 5,680 applicants, with 4,692 applying from out of state and 988 applying from in state. UNC interviewed 119 out-of-state applicants and 552 in-state applicants.

The Class of 2018 is 48% female and 52% male, with the median age falling between 21 and 29.

Students graduated with more than 53 different majors, ranging from Chemistry, Applied Math, and Molecular Biology to Spanish, Political Science, and Religious Studies. 

The Class of 2018 hailed from 56 different universities.

We asked a few randomly selected medical students why they chose UNC. Here are their responses.