Medical School Rankings

Medical School Rankings: Average MCAT Scores for Medical Schools

Average MCAT scores for medical schools can tell prospective students a lot about the quality of a particular program. The computer-based standardized test has become the standard in which medical schools accept or decline students.

Name of school
Acceptance Rate
Average GPA
Average MCAT Score
#1Harvard University
Boston, MA

$49,875 (full-time)3.90%3.8812.1
#2Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

$47,343 (full-time)2.80%3.7911.8
#3Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
$44,100 (full-time)6.20%3.8711.8
#4University of California​‒​San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$31,134 (in-state, full-time), $43,379 (full-time)(out-of-state)3.90%3.7711.5
#5University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
$47,090 (full-time)5.60%3.8212.3
#6Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
$52,020 (full-time)10.00%3.8712.3
#7Yale University
New Haven, CT
$49,500 (full-time)6.50%3.7912.1
#8Columbia University
New York, NY
$49,504 (full-time)4.10%3.7811.9
#9Duke University
Durham, NC
$48,065 (full-time)5.10%3.7911.7
#10University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
$44,075 (full-time)4.30%3.8312.1
#11University of Michigan ​‒ ​Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
$29,352 (in-state, full-time), $46,944 (full-time)(out-of-state)7.90%3.7811.6
#12University of Washington
Seattle, WA
$28,040 (in-state, full-time), $56,970 (full-time)(out-of-state)5.20%3.6910.4
#13University of California​‒​Los Angeles (Geffen)
Los Angeles, CA
$34,784 (in-state, full-time), $47,029 (full-time)(out-of-state)4.10%3.7311.3
#14Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
$42,750 (full-time)5.50%3.7811.6
#15University of California​‒​San Diego
La Jolla, CA
$11,220 (in-state, full-time), $23,465 (full-time)(out-of-state)4.60%3.7311
#16Cornell University (Weill)
New York, NY
$47,150 (full-time)5.40%3.7811.5
#17University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
$44,726 (in-state, full-time), $45,846 (full-time)(out-of-state)7.90%3.7411.7
#18Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
$19,650 (full-time)6.10%3.8311.5
#19Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
$41,238 (full-time)7.30%3.7511.9
#20Northwestern University (Feinberg)
Chicago, IL
$48,339 (full-time)7.50%3.7711.4
#21New York University
New York, NY
$44,910 (full-time)5.80%3.8111.4
#22Emory University
Atlanta, GA
$46,800 (full-time)6.00%3.6911.5
#23University of North Carolina​‒​Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
$16,028 (in-state, full-time), $41,786 (full-time)(out-of-state)4.80%3.6510.9
#24University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
$15,801 (in-state, full-time), $28,901 (full-time)(out-of-state)10.30%3.8411.2
#25Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
$51,450 (full-time)8.80%3.711.6
#26University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
$40,782 (in-state, full-time), $50,204(full-time)(out-of-state)13.30%3.811.5
#27Mayo Medical School
Rochester, MN
$35,960 (full-time)2.10%3.8710.8
#28University of Iowa (Carver)
Iowa City, IA
$31,550 (in-state, full-time), $47,614(full-time)(out-of-state)8.20%3.7410.8
#29University of Wisconsin​‒​Madison
Madison, WI
$23,807 (in-state, full-time), $33,704(full-time)(out-of-state)6.40%3.7410.4
#30Boston University
Boston, MA
$50,948 (full-time)4.90%3.6611.2
#31Brown University (Alpert)
Providence, RI
$47,480 (full-time)3.40%3.6810.9
#32Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
$37,692 (in-state, full-time), $52,632(full-time)(out-of-state)4.80%3.6610.5
#33University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

$44,700 (full-time)5.50%3.7411
#34University of Southern California (Keck)
Los Angeles, CA
$50,246 (full-time)5.30%3.6411.4
#35University of Alabama​‒​Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
$23,014 (in-state, full-time), $58,590(full-time)(out-of-state)9.00%3.7610
#36University of Colorado​‒​Denver
Aurora, CO
$32,684 (in-state, full-time), $58,638(full-time)(out-of-state)5.20%3.7410.7
#37University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
$28,187 (in-state, full-time), $51,836(full-time)(out-of-state)7.20%3.7410.5
#38Dartmouth College (Geisel)
Hanover, NH
$50,646 (full-time)6.00%3.6510.9
39Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
$28,996 (in-state, full-time), $33,360(full-time)(out-of-state)6.60%3.6811.3
#40University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
$37,128 (in-state, full-time), $48,789(full-time)(out-of-state)7.40%3.7210.5
#41Yeshiva University (Einstein)
Bronx, NY
$42,833 (full-time)5.80%3.7511
#42University of California​‒​Davis
Sacramento, CA
$34,554 (in-state, full-time), $46,799(full-time)(out-of-state)4.50%3.610.3
#43University of California​‒​Irvine
Irvine, CA
$31,134 (in-state, full-time), $43,379(full-time)(out-of-state)4.80%3.6810.7
#44University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
$28,820 (in-state, full-time), $46,550(full-time)(out-of-state)8.00%3.7210.7
#45University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
$31,790 (in-state, full-time), $45,000(full-time)(out-of-state)7.20%3.7810.7
#46University of Massachusetts​‒​WorcesterWorcester, MA$8,352 (in-state, full-time)18.80%3.7210.7
#47Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
$44,696 (full-time)3.10%3.5710.7
#48Georgetown University
Washington, DC
$45,645 (full-time)3.40%3.610.3
#49Indiana University​‒​Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
$32,691 (in-state, full-time), $50,132(full-time)(out-of-state)13.50%3.710.2
#50University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
$30,460 (in-state, full-time), $57,666(full-time)(out-of-state)8.80%3.689.8
#51Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
$45,104 (full-time)6.90%3.7610.6
#52Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
$53,468 (full-time)4.90%3.6810.4
#53Tufts University
Boston, MA
$54,980 (full-time)7.00%3.6210.7
#54University of Miami (Miller)
Miami, FL
$40,429 (full-time)5.20%3.7210.7
#55Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Hebert)
Bethesda, MD
$0 (in-state, full-time), $0 (full-time)(out-of-state)10.80%3.5410.4
#56University of Texas Health Science Center​‒​Houston
Houston, TX
$13,025 (in-state, full-time), $26,125(full-time)(out-of-state)12.00%3.7710.4
#57George Washington University
Washington, DC
$50,903 (full-time)2.10%3.710.2
#58Stony Brook University​‒​SUNY
Stony Brook, NY
$29,530 (in-state, full-time), $54,650(full-time)(out-of-state)6.90%3.710.7
#59Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
$35,654 (in-state, full-time), $62,109(full-time)(out-of-state)11.10%3.669.9
#60University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
$23,649 (in-state, full-time), $49,821(full-time)(out-of-state)6.90%3.710.6
#61University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
$34,000 (in-state, full-time), $71,000(full-time)(out-of-state)13.50%3.5910.2
#62University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

$31,823 (in-state, full-time), $59,268(full-time)(out-of-state)8.90%3.6710.6
#63University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
$30,070 (in-state, full-time)
$52,630 (full-time)(out-of-state)
4.5% 3.68 10.1
#64Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA
$50,936 (full-time) 4.7% 3.6910.7
#65Rush University
Chicago, IL
$47,856 (full-time)5.6% 3.6410.3
#66University at Buffalo​‒​SUNYBuffalo, NY$29,530 (in-state, full-time)
$59,020 (full-time)(out-of-state)
9.9% 3.75 10.5
#68University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmaha, NE$27,992 (in-state, full-time)
$65,634 (full-time)(out-of-state)
10.9%3.77 10.2
#69University of Texas Health Science Center​‒​San AntonioSan Antonio, TX$14,500 (in-state, full-time)
$28,907 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#70Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
$28,165 (in-state, full-time)
$42,511 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#71Georgia Regents UniversityAugusta, GA$26,210 (in-state, full-time)
$47,440 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#72St. Louis UniversitySt. Louis, MO$47,440 (full-time) 9.5% 3.71 10.9
#73University of ArizonaTucson, AZ$27,850 (in-state, full-time)
$46,467 (full-time)(out-of-state)
6.2% 3.70 N/A
#74University of OklahomaOklahoma City, OK
$19,700 (in-state, full-time)
$46,170 (full-time)(out-of-state)
14.6% 3.74 10.0
#75Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MI$29,855 (in-state, full-time)
$62,130 (full-time)(out-of-state)
11.4%3.72 10.1
#76University of Kansas Medical CenterKansas City, KS$29,386 (in-state, full-time)
$52,115 (full-time)(out-of-state)
9.7% 3.659.5
#77University of LouisvilleLouisville, KY$31,512 (in-state, full-time)
$47,452 (full-time)(out-of-state)
8.5% 3.65 10.0
#78University of MissouriColumbia, MO$26,022 (in-state, full-time)
$51,812 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#79University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM
$16,120 (in-state, full-time)
$46,297 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#80University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphis, TN$31,432 (in-state, full-time)
$62,292 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#81University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey​‒​New Brunswick (Johnson)New Brunswick, NJ$34,445 (in-state, full-time)
$55,268 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#82University of South FloridaTampa, FL$29,175 (in-state, full-time)
$50,364 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#83Creighton UniversityOmaha, NE$49,120 (full-time) 6.8% 3.68 9.9
#84Texas A&M Health Science CenterBryan, TX$12,780 (in-state, full-time)
$25,880 (full-time)(out-of-state)
18.6%3.65 9.6
#85University of Hawaii​‒​Manoa (Burns)Honolulu, HI$30,072 (in-state, full-time)
$63,312 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#86Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA$47,980 (full-time) 4.90%3.5710.1
#87University of South CarolinaColumbia, SC$33,808 (in-state, full-time)
$75,320 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#88West Virginia University Morgantown, WV $$12,489 (in-state, full-time)
$39,174 (full-time)(out-of-state)
6.5% 3.77 9.4
#89East Carolina University (Brody) Greenville, NC $12,489 (in-state, full-time)
$39,174 (full-time)(out-of-state)
15.3% 3.609.0
#90East Tennessee State University (Quillen)Johnson City, TN$27,488 (in-state, full-time)
$56,030 (full-time)(out-of-state)
5.8% 3.69 9.4
#91Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine MBlacksburg, VA$39,000 (full-time)11.4% 3.608.2
#92Florida State University College of MedicineTallahassee, FL$19,943 (in-state, full-time)
$54,494 (full-time)(out-of-state)
5.0%3.64 9.1
#93Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineErie, PA$29,987 (full-time) 7.3% 3.479.0
#94Mercer University School of MedicineMacon, GA$41,457 (full-time) 16.8% 3.57 9.3
#95Michigan State University College of Human MedicineGrand Rapids, MI$28,932 (in-state, full-time)
$60,352 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#96Michigan State University College of Osteopathic MedicineEast Lansing, MI$38,577 (in-state, full-time)
$80,466 (full-time)(out-of-state)
12.8% 3.569.1
#97New York Institute of TechnologyLong Island, NY$49,820 (full-time) 7.4% 3.60 9.4
#98New York Medical College School of MedicineValhalla, NY$47,890 (full-time)7.7%3.60 10.4
#99Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, FL
$46,195 (full-time)14.5% 3.439.0
#100Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
$27,692 (in-state, full-time)
$40,082 (full-time)(out-of-state)
4.7% 3.64 9.0
#101Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa, OK
$22,127 (in-state, full-time)
$43,571 (full-time)(out-of-state)
21.2% 3.62 8.7
#102Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vallejo, CA
$45,000 (full-time) 7.4%3.449.8
#103University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Stratford School of
Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
$34,445 (in-state, full-time)
$55,268 (full-time)(out-of-state)
8.2% 3.61 9.2
#104University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
Reno, NV
$20,700 (in-state, full-time)
$51,876 (full-time)(out-of-state)
11.2% 3.72 10.0
#105University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, ME
$48,800 (full-time) 5.6% 3.53 9.4
#106University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of
Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Worth, TX
$12,588 (in-state, full-time)
$27,687 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#107Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville, KY
$37,450 (full-time) 8.6% 3.48 7.8
#108University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Sioux Falls, SD
$23,515 (in-state, full-time)
$55,033 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#109University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH
$29,797 (in-state, full-time)
$60,001 (full-time)(out-of-state)
8.6% 3.70 10.3
#110West Virginia University School of Medicine
Lewisburg, WV
$19,950 (in-state, full-time)
$49,950 (full-time)(out-of-state)
9.7%3.40 8.0
#111Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA
$49,510 (full-time) 22.1% 3.479.3
#112Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Dayton, OH
$30,178 (in-state, full-time)
$46,480 (full-time)(out-of-state)
7.1% 3.6810.1
#113A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville, MO$45,180.003.56
#114Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines, IA
$15,660 (in-state, full-time)
$15,660 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#115Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, DC
$20,232 (in-state, full-time)
$20,232 (full-time)(out-of-state)
#116University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO

$26,000.00(in-state, full-time)
#117Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood, IL
$32,200(in-state, full-time)
#118Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH
$27,861.00(in-state, full-time)
#119Southern Illinois University Springfield School of Medicine
Springfield, IL
$20,144.00(in-state, full-time)
#120Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Lubbock, TX
$13,550(in-state, full-time)
#121Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
$39,850(in-state, full-time)
#122University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Little Rock, AR

$6,795(in-state, full-time)
#123New York University School of MedicineNew York, NY

$44,910 (full-time)3.81 11.4
#124University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Grand Forks, ND
$5,793 (full-time, in-state)
$15,468(full-time, out-of-state)
#125Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine$37,692 (full-time, in-state)
$52,632 (full-time, out-of-state)
3.66 10.5
#126Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukee, WI$45,104 (full-time)3.7610.6
#127University of Louisville School of MedicineLouisville, KY$31,512 (full-time, in-state)
$47,452 (full-time, out-of-state)
#128University of Nebraska Medical Center College of MedicineOmaha, NE$27,992 (full-time, in-state)
$65,634 (full-time, out-of-
3.77 10.2
#129University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC$33,808 (full-time, in-state)
$75,320 (full-time, out-of-state)

Scoring between 7 and 9 on the MCAT can usually get a student into a top 150 school. To get into a top 10 medical school, a score of 11 or higher is a necessity. For instance, the average MCAT score for Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine is 12.4.

Many students take medical schools MCAT scores into consideration when working to determine which school they want to apply to. Of course, getting into a top pick school requires plenty of preparation.

The above list highlights the average MCAT scores for medical schools to give students an idea of what score is necessary for admission. At, visitors will find the MCAT score range for more than 100 medical schools as well as the average MCAT scores for medical schools.

The MCAT requirements change on a yearly basis, so it’s important to keep up on the latest developments and trends to make sure you are preparing properly. For instance, in 2013, the writing sample portion of the MCAT exam will be removed and replaced with a voluntary unscored trial section.

This change may impact the average MCAT scores for medical schools, but it is too early to find out how. In 2015, bigger changes to the MCAT exam are in the works. According to the AAMC, creating a solid study plan is the best way to prepare for the exam.

1. Find out What Topics Will Be on the MCAT Exam

The AAMC offers content outlines to help students prepare for their exam. There’s also an official guide available through the organization.

2. Purchase a Self-Assessment

The AAMC offers self-assessment tests available for purchase. This is crucial in learning where your strengths and weaknesses are. When studying, it’s important to address your weaknesses and reinforce your strengths.

3. Shoot for a Score

Know what the average MCAT score for medical schools is before you take the test. Decide what schools you would want to go to and what score you’ll need to get in. if you can beat the average MCAT score range, you’re in good shape.