ILS students come from a wide range of backgrounds. Nevertheless, they are united by their common academic interests in the life sciences, their commitments to personal excellence, and their desires for productive and worthwhile careers in research, medicine, and education.
The high-achieving students who are enrolled in ILS have extraordinary high-school records, often including the most challenging courses offered at their respective schools, research experience, and clinical service.
The distribution of ILS student majors is:
- 70% Biological Sciences
- 15% Bioengineering
- 10% Biochemistry
- 5% other majors.
Their post-baccalaureate goals are roughly divided into 1/3 M.D. degrees, 1/3 M.D.-Ph.D. degrees, and 1/3 Ph.D. degrees.
What is really special about ILS students is that they have formed a collegial, supportive, and engaging community that helps to bring out the very best in their own personal and academic pursuits.