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MD Admissions Commonly Asked Questions

NYU Long Island School of Medicine is committed to transparency in our admissions process. The following are answers to common questions we hear from applicants. You can email any additional questions to our admissions team at, and we will respond as soon as we can.

Is NYU Long Island School of Medicine a three-year medical school?

Yes, we are one of a small group of medical schools in North America to offer a three-year medical degree with the goals of reducing the nationwide primary care physician shortage and alleviating medical student debt. Learn more about our three-year MD curriculum.

Does the medical school offer Full-Tuition Scholarships?

We offer each matriculated student a Full-Tuition Scholarship for three years, regardless of merit or financial need. You are responsible for additional expenses associated with attending medical school, including annual fees for registration, room and board, and health insurance. If you need additional time beyond the allotted three years to fulfill our graduation requirements, these costs will not be offset by the Full-Tuition Scholarship. Learn more about the cost of attendance and financial aid options.

What is the average class size?

We limit our incoming classes to no more than 24 students a year to ensure that each student receives 1-on-1 attention from our highly-qualified faculty.

Does the school offer dual degree programs?

At this time, we are not offering any dual degree options.

Are there any prerequisite courses for students who apply?

We require all applicants to submit Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores as part of our admissions process. Although you are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, we do not require specific coursework and encourage students with a broad range of undergraduate experience to apply. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

How do my grades and life experiences factor into the admissions process?

Our admissions committee recognizes that because of individual circumstances, not every applicant is able to engage in all of the usual premedical school experiences. However, these same applicants often become outstanding physicians.

We are very interested to hear about your individual background and how it has led you to apply to our program. On your secondary application to NYU Long Island School of Medicine, you have an opportunity to explain any areas of weakness or fluctuations in experience, academic or otherwise, in order for us to view your entire application in the best possible light. Learn more about our holistic review of applications.

Does the school offer housing?

NYU Long Island School of Medicine guarantees subsidized housing for students when they first matriculate. Housing for couples and families may be available. Learn more about our housing for MD students.