The Top 100 Medical Schools


Here you will find a list of the top 100 medical schools. You will also find it broken down into

the top 10 medical schools, the top 20 medical schools, and the top 50 medical schools. These top ranked medical schools are based on the US News and World Report of 2011 Research rankings. You will also find the average MCAT and GPA for each school, the tuition, whether the school is public or private and whether the school accepts international students along with the rankings.

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The Top Ten Medical Schools

As you look through these top 10 medical schools, keep in mind that these are very competitive. I will list the average MCAT and GPA for each of the schools. Understand that to be accepted to one of these schools, you will need to be a stellar applicant. Remember, medschoolcoach is my recommendation to help you get into one of these very top ranked medical schools for one on one consulting.

You should also understand that even if your MCAT or GPA is lower than the average, you can still get into a top ten medical school, though you'll need a little extra help. Check out my admissions page and eBook to find out how! Also check out my new members only site for exclusive tips and tools to get accepted! This information is coming from a former UCLA admissions committee member, so you can count on the information as accurate!

#1 of the Top Ten Medical Schools

Harvard Medical School

Harvard is always in the top 10 medical schools of the top 100 medical schools and is almost always number one. You'll be hard pressed to find a more respected medical school when looking through these top 100 medical schools. Click here for more information about the school.

#2 of the Top 10 Medical Schools

University of Pennsylvania

#3 of the Top 10 Medical Schools

Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins Medical School)

#4 of the Top Ten Medical Schools

Washington University Medical School in St. Louis

#5 of the Top 10 Medical Schools

Duke University (Duke Medical School)

Duke medical school ranks very highly in the top ranked medical schools. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke medical school provides students with an affordable cost of living. Also, if you're a basketball fan, Duke medical school is the place to be!

#6 of the Top Ten Medical Schools (Tied for #5)

Stanford University (one of the medical schools in California)

#7 of the Top 10 Medical Schools (Tied for #5)

University of California--San Francisco (one of the medical schools in California)

  • Average MCAT: 35
  • Average GPA: 3.8
  • Tuition: $28,005 CA Residents/$40,250 Non-CA Residents
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#8 of the Top Ten Medical Schools (Tied for #5)

Yale University (Yale Medical School)

#9 of the Top 10 Medical Schools

University of Washington Medical School

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.74
  • Tuition: $23,049 WA Resident/$52,029 Non-WA Residents
  • Accepts International Students: No

#10 of the Top Ten Medical Schools

Columbia University (Columbia Medical School) (One of the medical schools in New York)

#10 of the Top 10 Medical Schools (Tied for #10)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (one of the medical schools in Michigan)

  • Average MCAT: 36
  • Average GPA: 3.84
  • Tuition: $28,188 for MI residents/$44,856 for non-MI residents
  • Accepts International Students: No

As you can see from these numbers, if you want to be accepted to one of these top 10 medical schools, you will need to have strong MCAT scores and a solid GPA, along with other important factors covered on my admissions page. If you're trying to get into one of these top 10 medical schools, I highly recommend MedSchoolCoach to help you reach your goal.

You should also understand that even if your MCAT or GPA is lower than the average, you can still get into a top 100 medical school. Check out my admissions page and eBook to find out how! Also check out my new members only site for exclusive tips and tools to get accepted! This information is coming from a former UCLA admissions committee member, so you can count on the information as accurate!

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The Top 20 Medical Schools

Now that we've covered the top 10 medical schools of the top 100 medical schools, it's time to move on to the top 20 medical schools. You will find that these schools are also very competitive and I would strongly recommend looking through my page on admissions to help you understand what it takes to be a strong applicant.

#12 of the Top 20 Medical Schools (since there was a tie for #10 in the Top 10 medical schools)

University of Chicago Medical School (Pritzker)

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#13 of the Top 20 Medical Schools

UCLA Medical School (one of the medical schools in California)

My Alma Mater! Obviously I'm very fond of this one of the top 20 medical schools, although I believe it should be one of the top 10 medical schools! Check out my page about UCLA medical school for more information.

  • Average MCAT: 34
  • Average GPA: 3.81
  • Tuition: $30,083 for CA residents/$42,328 for non-CA residents
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#14 of the Top 20 Medical Schools

University of Pittsburgh

  • Average MCAT: 36
  • Average GPA: 3.85
  • Tuition: $39,555 for PA residents/$42,777 for non-PA residents
  • Accepts International Students: No

#15 of the Top 20 Medical Schools

University of California--San Diego (one of the medical schools in California)

  • Average MCAT: 35
  • Average GPA: 3.86
  • Tuition: $30,083 for CA residents/$42,328 for non-CA residents
  • Accepts International Students: No

#16 of the Top 20 Medical Schools (Tied for #15)

Vanderbilt University

#17 of the Top 20 Medical Schools

Cornell Medical School

#18 of the Top 20 Medical Schools

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (one of the medical schools in New York)

#19 of the Top 20 Medical Schools

Northwestern University

#20 of the Top 20 Medical Schools

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.75
  • Tuition: $14,448 NC Residents/$38,846 non-NC residents
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

As you can see from these numbers, if you want to be accepted to one of these top 20 medical schools, you will need to have strong MCAT scores and a solid GPA, along with other important factors covered on my admissions page. If you're trying to get into one of these top 10 medical schools, I highly recommend MedSchoolCoach to help you reach your goal.

You should also understand that even if your MCAT or GPA is lower than the average, you can still get into a top 100 medical school. Check out my admissions page and eBook to find out how! Also check out my new members only site for exclusive tips and tools to get accepted! This information is coming from a former UCLA admissions committee member, so you can count on the information as accurate!

Top 50 Medical Schools

Now that we've gone through the top 10 medical schools and top 20 medical schools of our top 100 medical schools, it's time to move onto the

top 50 medical schools. You will continue to find these top ranked medical schools to have very competitive MCAT and GPA scores. You want to make yourself a great applicant in these and all areas for any of the top ranked medical schools. Click here to find out what admissions committees are looking for.

#21 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

Emory University Medical School

The Old Church

#22 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor Medical School, one of the Texas medical schools)

  • Average MCAT: 35
  • Average GPA: 3.87
  • Tuition: $15,668 for TX residents/$28,768 for non-TX residents
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#23 of the Top 50 Medical Schools (Tied for #22)

Case Western Reserve University

#24 of the Top 50 Medical Schools (Tied for #22)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center--Dallas (UT Southwestern Medical School, one of the medical schools in Texas)

  • Average MCAT: 35
  • Average GPA: 3.86
  • Tuition: $15,640 for TX residents/$28,740 for non-TX residents
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#25 of the Top 50 Medical Schools (Tied for #22)

University of Virginia

  • Average MCAT: 35
  • Average GPA: 3.85
  • Tuition: $37,880 for VA residents/$48,874 for non-VA residents
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#26 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

Mayo Medical School

#26 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

University of Iowa (Carver)

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.86
  • Tuition: $30,318 for IA residents/$46,132 for non-IA
  • Accepts International Students: No

#26 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.8
  • Tuition: $24,021 for WI residents/$34,758 for non-WI residents
  • Accepts International Students: No

#29 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

Brown University (Alpert)

#30 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

New York University (one of the medical schools in New York)

#30 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

University of Alabama--Birmingham

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.82
  • Tuition: $21,873 for AL-residents/$59,783 for non-AL
  • Accepts International Students: No

You should also understand that even if your MCAT or GPA is lower than the average, you can still get into a top 100 medical school. Check out my admissions page and eBook to find out how! Also check out my new members only site for exclusive tips and tools to get accepted!This information is coming from a former UCLA admissions committee member, so you can count on the information as accurate!

#32 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

Dartmouth Medical School

#32 of the Top 50 Medical Schools

University of Rochester (one of the medical schools in New York)

#34

Boston University Medical School

#34

University of Minnesota

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.76
  • Tuition: $35,988 for MN-residents/$45,258 for non-MN
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#36

Oregon Health and Science University

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.73
  • Tuition: $36,099 for OR-residents/$49,780 for non-OR
  • Accepts International Students: No

#36

University of Southern California (Keck) (one of the medical schools in California)

#38

Ohio State University

  • Average MCAT: 34
  • Average GPA: 3.81
  • Tuition: $30,948 for OH-residents/$46,998 for non-OH
  • Accepts International Students: No

#38

University of Colorado--Denver

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.73
  • Tuition: $29,990 for CO-residents/$55,561 for non-CO
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#38

University of Maryland

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.76
  • Tuition: $27,952 for MD-residents/$49,199 for non-MD
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#41

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (one of the medical schools in New York)

#42

University of California--Davis(one of the medical schools in California)

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.66
  • Tuition: $32,521 for CA residents/$44,766 for non-CA
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#42

University of California--Irvine (one of the medical schools in California)

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.74
  • Tuition: $28,604 for CA residents/$40,849 for non-CA
  • Accepts International Students: No

#42

University of Cincinnati

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.76
  • Tuition: $30,855 for OH residents/$47,406 for non-OH
  • Accepts International Students: No

#45

Georgetown University

#45

Medical College of Wisconsin

#45

Temple University

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.74
  • Tuition: $44,368 for PA residents/$54,182 for non-PA
  • Accepts International Students: No

#45

University of Florida (one of the medical schools in Florida)

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.87
  • Tuition: $30,755 for FL residents/$59,995 for non-FL
  • Accepts International Students: No

#45

University of Miami (Miller) (one of the medical schools in Florida)

Miami Beach

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.79
  • Tuition: $30,113 for FL residents/$39,319 for non-FL
  • Accepts International Students: No

#45

Wake Forest University

You should also understand that even if your MCAT or GPA is lower than the average, you can still get into a top 100 medical school. Check out my admissions page and eBook to find out how! Also check out my new members only site for exclusive tips and tools to get accepted! This information is coming from a former UCLA admissions committee member, so you can count on the information as accurate!

Top 100 Medical Schools

Now that we've gone through the top 10 medical schools and top 20 medical schools and the top 50

medical schools, it's time to finish out our top 100 medical schools. You will continue to find these top ranked medical schools to have very competitive MCAT and GPA scores. You want to make yourself a great applicant in these and all areas for any of the top ranked medical schools. Click here to find out what admissions committees are looking for.

#51 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Indiana University--Indianapolis

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.79
  • Tuition: $29,788 for IN residents/$43,116 for non-IN
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#51 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Tufts University

#53 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Massachusetts--Worcester

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.71
  • Tuition: $15,738
  • Accepts International Students: No
  • Note: ONLY accepts Massachusetts Residents

#54 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Utah

  • Average MCAT: 29
  • Average GPA: 3.76
  • Tuition: $27,509 for UT residents/$51,317 for non-IN
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#55 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University at Buffalo--SUNY (one of the medical schools in New York)

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.76
  • Tuition: $24,427 for NY residents/$42,267 for non-NY
  • Accepts International Students: No

#56 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Stony Brook University--SUNY (one of the medical schools in New York)

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.74
  • Tuition: $26,159 for NY residents/$50,079 for non-NY
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#56 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Illinois

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.69
  • Tuition: $17,000 for IL residents/$35,500 for non-IL
  • Accepts International Students: No

#56 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Texas Medical School at Houston (one of the medical schools in Texas)

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.83
  • Tuition: $12,509 for TX residents/$25,609 for non-TX
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#56 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Texas Medical Branch--Galveston (one of the medical schools in Texas)

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.84
  • Tuition: $14,875 for TX residents/$27,975 for non-TX
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#60 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

George Washington University

#60 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Jefferson Medical College

#60 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Medical University of South Carolina

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.73
  • Tuition: $33,304 for SC residents/$58,036 for non-SC
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#60 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Kentucky

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.79
  • Tuition: $29,098 for KY residents/$54,236 for non-KY
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#60 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Texas Health Science Center--San Antonio (one of the medical schools in Texas)

I really enjoyed my interview at this school and strongly considered going here. The faculty seemed very friendly and the students seemed happy with their work. Along with other medical schools in Texas, often if you are accepted as a non-resident you may be offered in-state tuition. Medical schools in Texas are definitely the best value out there BY FAR for a medical education.

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.75
  • Tuition: $15,813 for TX residents/$28,913 for non-TX
  • Accepts International Students: No

#60 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Vermont

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.72
  • Tuition: $30,317 for VT residents/$51,657 for non-VT
  • Accepts International Students: No

#66 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

This one of the top 100 medical schools is run by the US Military. You will need to enlist in either the Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Service. This school pays you $2784 per month! You will be committed to serving in the military for 5 years following your medical training. Click on the name of the school for more information.

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.59
  • Tuition: YOU GET PAID! $2784 per month!
  • Accepts International Students: No

#66 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Connecticut

  • Average MCAT: 33
  • Average GPA: 3.79
  • Tuition: $28,435 for CT residents/$52,632for non-CT
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#66 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Average MCAT: 30
  • Average GPA: 3.84
  • Tuition: $27,016 for NE residents/$61,562 for non-NE
  • Accepts International Students: No

#66 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of South Florida (one of the medical schools in Florida)

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.82
  • Tuition: $29,018 for FL residents/$54,578 for non-FL
  • Accepts International Students: No

#70 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Rush University

#71 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Loyola University Chicago (Stritch)

#71 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

Medical College of Georgia

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.72
  • Tuition: $23,841 for GA residents/$42,019 for non-GA
  • Accepts International Students: No

#71 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Arizona

  • Average MCAT: 30
  • Average GPA: 3.74
  • Tuition: $26,198 for AZ residents/$43,306 for non-GA
  • Accepts International Students: No

#71 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

University of Kansas Medical Center

  • Average MCAT: 30
  • Average GPA: 3.77
  • Tuition: $27,101 for KS residents/$47,521 for non-KS
  • Accepts International Students: No

#75 of the Top 100 Medical Schools

St. Louis University

#75

University of Louisville

  • Average MCAT: 30
  • Average GPA: 3.73
  • Tuition: $28,387 for KY residents/$43,425 for non-KY
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#75

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.69
  • Tuition: $29,185 for VA residents/$43,648 for non-VA
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

You should also understand that even if your MCAT or GPA is lower than the average, you can still get into a top 100 medical school. Check out my admissions page and eBook to find out how! Also check out my new members only site for exclusive tips and tools to get accepted!This information is coming from a former UCLA admissions committee member, so you can count on the information as accurate!

#78

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.71
  • Tuition: $32,013 for NJ residents/$50,722 for non-NJ
  • Accepts International Students: No

#78

University of Missouri

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.81
  • Tuition: $25,968 for MO residents/$49,480 for non-MO
  • Accepts International Students: No

#78

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Average MCAT: 30
  • Average GPA: 3.74
  • Tuition: $23,225 for TN residents/$44,761 for non-TN
  • Accepts International Students: No

#78

Wayne State University (one of the medical schools in Michigan)

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.75
  • Tuition: $30,350 for MI residents/$61,225 for non-MI
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#82

Creighton University

#82

SUNY (State University of New York upstate Medical University)-Syracuse (one of the medical schools in New York)

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.74
  • Tuition: $26,190 for NY residents/$50,110 for non-NY
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#84

Texas A&M Health Science Center (one of the medical schools in Texas)

  • Average MCAT: 30
  • Average GPA: 3.84
  • Tuition: $13,582 for TX residents/$26,682 for non-TX
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#84

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Average MCAT: 29
  • Average GPA: 3.71
  • Tuition: $19,478 for AR residents/$37,458 for non-AR
  • Accepts International Students: No

#84

University of Oklahoma

  • Average MCAT: 30
  • Average GPA: 3.78
  • Tuition: $22,112 for OK residents/$47,738 for non-OK
  • Accepts International Students: No

#87

Michigan State University

  • Average MCAT: 30
  • Average GPA: 3.67
  • Tuition: $28,672 for MI residents/$61,500 for non-MI
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

#87

University of Hawaii

Hawaii

  • Average MCAT: 32
  • Average GPA: 3.68
  • Tuition: $27,511 for HI residents/$56,695 for non-HI
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

 

#87

University of New Mexico

  • Average MCAT: 27
  • Average GPA: 3.61
  • Tuition: $19,498 for NM residents/$49,725 for non-NM
  • Accepts International Students: No

#90

West Virginia University

  • Average MCAT: 29
  • Average GPA: 3.82
  • Tuition: $22,796 for WV residents/$48,558 for non-VA
  • Accepts International Students: No

#91

Drexel University

#91

University of South Carolina

  • Average MCAT: 31
  • Average GPA: 3.73
  • Tuition: $33,304 for SC residents/$58,036 for non-SC
  • Accepts International Students: Yes

The US World and News Report stops here in ranking schools accoring to research. So, you get the top 92 medical schools, not quite the top 100 medical schools.

Hopefully from this you've been able to get a feel for what type of GPA and MCAT you will need when applying to a top 10 medical school, a top 20 medical school, a top 50 medical school or a top 100 medical school. 

However, MCAT and GPA are not the whole story! To get accepted to medical school, you must make yourself the complete package as an applicant.

Check out my page on admissions and my eBook to learn how to get accepted into one of the top 100 or even one of the top ten medical schools!

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Remember, this information is coming from a former UCLA admissions committee member, so you can count on the information as accurate!

You may find as you start your application process that you need some help in choosing schools and making your application and personal statement stand out, particularly if English is your second language. I recommend MedSchoolCoach. They have an excellent track record, placing 100% of applicants in MD or DO schools who use their gold package with 87% in MD schools.

If you're looking for something that's more than a book, but less expensive than 1 on 1 advising and editing services, check out my new members only site, Medical School Inside Track.

Inside you'll find:

  • Videos describing the entire admissions process, from choosing to apply to choosing between multiple acceptances
  • custom tool to know your chances based on MCAT, GPA and race
  • custom tool to know exactly where to apply based on MCAT, GPA and state of residence
  • Examples from successful applicants of AMCAS activities, personal statements, secondary essays, descriptions of hardship and descriptions of disciplinary actions
  • 4 hours of recorded interview prep to learn what it takes to ace an interview
     

And much more! All for less than the cost of 1 hour of one on one advising. You can check it out here.

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