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Office of Diversity and Equity

Where Excellence Meets the Future of Medicine

Our Mission states that you (our students), staff, and faculty will learn from the School’s engagement of a socioeconomically and racially diverse workforce and student body thereby augmenting all of our abilities to deliver the highest quality care to diverse populations.

Training and working in environments and settings that are diverse and inclusive and contain persons from all backgrounds, is critical to ensuring that our graduates will have the highest level of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors. It will enhance the training, education, and practice of all clinicians, and is essential to ensuring the highest quality healthcare outcomes for all populations.

Read more about our Diversity and Equity approach here. If you are interested in our Pipeline programs, you can read about them here.

Meet the 2019 Class
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

MCAT average


GPA average


with advanced degrees
Law, MS, MPH, DPT, Master of Bioethics (MBE)

23 different languages

58 from NJ Green NJ

33 from other states

  • Green NYNY 14
  • Green CACA 3
  • Green GAGA 1
  • Green MIMI 1
  • Green FLFL 3
  • Green CTCT 2
  • Green ILIL 1
  • Green VAVA 1
  • Green PAPA 3
  • Green MOMO 2
  • Green MAMA 1
  • Green WAWA 1

45 male

46 female

Ethnic Diversity: of the 2019 matriculants, approximately...

18% identified as coming from a low socioeconomic status (SES)


7% identify as a first generation to attend college


7% identify as underrepresented in medicine


2018 Statistics

Gender Diversity:

Cohort Stats Pie Chart

Economic Diversity


identified as
socioeconomically disadvantaged

Ethnic Diversity: of the 2018 matriculants, approximately...

20% identified as underrepresented in medicine


17% identify as an immigrant


15% identify as first generation American


12% as first generation to attend college


On average, our 2018 matriculants attained a

GPA of 3.75 Badge