UA ranked #15 in the country for an affordable pre-med degree
The Early Assurance Pathway is the newest partnership pathway in more than 40 years of collaboration between The University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to educate future health care professionals. This unique opportunity allows UA UA students to secure a seat, early, in a future medical school class at NEOMED.
The University of Akron was recently named #15 on a list of the most affordable universities in the country for a pre-med degree according to a global ranking site EdSmart.
The most popular Bachelor of Science Biology degree for pre-med students is the Biomedical Science major. This major in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences provides for a broad background in science with concentrations in biology, chemistry, math and physics. The Biomedical Science degree is designed with the appropriate coursework to prepare students for maximal success on entrance tests like the MCAT, and for student success in professional school generally.
“The Biomedical Science degree ensures pre-med students receive high-quality classroom and laboratory education to maximize their likelihood for success in medical school,” said Dr. Stephen Weeks, chair of the Department of Biology. “It is now clear that this high-quality degree is also one of the most affordable options in the country.”
Northeast Ohio is rich with hospital networks, and UA has partnered with several hospitals, including Summa Health, St. Thomas Hospital, Akron Children’s Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, to offer valuable opportunities and experiences for students.
“The Early Assurance Pathway is a collaboration between UA and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to educate future health care professionals,” remarked Ashley Rini, director of pre-health advising. “This unique opportunity allows our students to secure a seat, early, in a future medical school class at NEOMED.”
EDsmart provides college rankings, reviews, and ratings according to the U.S. Department of Education and other reputable sources for higher education. It assesses pre-med colleges based on data that covers four main areas: cost (average net price), academic quality (graduation rate), student satisfaction (retention rate), and salary after attending (the median earnings of former students who received federal financial aid, at 10 years after entering the school).
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