Medical School Acceptance Rates

Use medical school acceptance rates to determine your chances of admission to medical school.

Did you know?

Medical school is the hardest graduate/professional program to get into! When you see medical school acceptance rates for the first time, but don't be fooled.

Use the numbers as a guide to direct you to appropriate medical schools.

How?

Well, as the percentage of students accepted to a particular medical school decreases you need to be a more competitive applicant to get admitted.

To improve your chances aim to excel in:

  • GPA
  • MCAT
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation, etc.

Don't let the medical school acceptance rates deter you, use the numbers to your advantage while applying to medical school.

Below are data from 2011-2012 on medical schools with the percentage of applicants who were accepted to each school. Using Alabama (first medical school listed), only 8.65% of all premeds who applied to Alabama were accepted. Click here to get the most up-to-date data and numbers for the class of 2019.

Medical School Acceptance Rates

Percentage (%) of applicants who applied and were accepted by that medical school:

Alabama

  • Alabama 8.65%
  • South Alabama 6.12%

Arizona

  • Arizona 18.5%

Arkansas

  • Arkansas 10.1%

California

  • Loma Linda 3.69%
  • Southern Cal-Keck 2.4%
  • Stanford 1.3%
  • UC-Davis 2.01%
  • UC-Irvine 2.22%
  • UC-San Diego 2.41%
  • UC-San Francisco 2.74%
  • UCLA Drew 1.45%
  • UCLA-Geffen 2.18%

Colorado

  • Colorado 4.43%

Connecticut

  • Connecticut 2.97
  • Yale 1.93

District of Columbia

  • George Washington 1.33
  • Georgetown 1.73
  • Howard 2.02

Florida

  • Florida 4.74
  • Florida State 4.98
  • Miami-Miller 4.18
  • South Florida 4.17

Georgia

  • Emory 2.11
  • MC Georgia 9.04
  • Mercer 11.6
  • Morehouse 1.49
Hawaii
  • Hawaii-Burns 3.27

Illinois

  • Chicago Med-Franklin 1.8
  • Chicago-Pritzker 1.37
  • Illinois 4.6
  • Loyola-Stritch 1.43
  • Northwestern-Feinberg 2.28
  • Rush 2
  • Southern Illinois 6.13

Indiana

  • Indiana 8.63

Iowa

  • Iowa-Carver 5.11

Kansas

  • Kansas 8.55

Kentucky

  • Kentucky 5.09
  • Louisville 6.6

Louisiana

  • LSU New Orleans 18.1
  • LSU Shreveport 16.5
  • Tulane 2.14

Maryland

  • Johns Hopkins 1.94
  • Maryland 3.49
  • Uniformed Services-Herbert 8.77

Massachusetts

  • Boston 1.66
  • Harvard 2.55
  • Massachusetts 14
  • Tufts 1.96

Michigan

  • Michigan 2.91
  • Michigan State 3.21
  • Wayne State 6.81

Minnesota

  • Mayo 1.33
  • Minnesota 5.38
  • Minnesota Duluth 4.28

Mississippi

  • Mississippi 41.4

Missouri

  • Missouri Columbia 7.07
  • Missouri Kansas City n/a
  • St Louis 2.77
  • Wash U St Louis 3.03

Nebraska

  • Creighton 2.22
  • Nebraska 8.78

Nevada

  • Nevada 5.08

New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth 1.4

New Jersey

  • UMDNJ New Jersey 4.57
  • UMDNJ-RW Johnson 4.91

New Mexico

  • New Mexico 13

New York

  • Albany 1.61
  • Buffalo 3.54
  • Columbia 2.21
  • Cornell-Weill 1.73
  • Einstein 2.47
  • Mount Sinai 2.08
  • New York Medical 1.69
  • New York University 2.25
  • Rochester 2.18
  • SUNY Downstate 3.47
  • SUNY Upstate 3.09
  • Stony Brook 3.35

North Carolina

  • Duke 1.92
  • East Carolina-Brody 8.66
  • North Carolina 3.98
  • Wake Forest 1.6

North Dakota

  • North Dakota 20.3

Ohio

  • Case Western 3.35
  • Cincinnati 4.08
  • Northeastern Ohio 5.56
  • Ohio State 4.75
  • Toledo 5.13
  • Wright State-Boonshoft 3.3

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma 11.2

Oregon

  • Oregon 2.62

Pennsylvania

  • Drexel 2.13
  • Jefferson 2.74
  • Penn State 2.04
  • Pennsylvania 2.35
  • Pittsburgh 2.72
  • Temple 1.89

Puerto Rico

  • Caribe 6.37
  • Ponce 4.92
  • Puerto Rico 11.5
  • San Juan Bautista 11.9

Rhode Island

  • Brown-Alpert 2.06

South Carolina

  • MU South Carolina 7.35
  • South Carolina 4.23

South Dakota

  • South Dakota-Sanford 8.42

Tennessee

  • East Tennessee-Quillen 3.66
  • Meharry 2.21
  • Tennessee 10.5
  • Vanderbilt 2.09

Texas

  • Baylor 3.61
  • Texas A & M 4.5
  • Texas Tech-Lubbock 4.72
  • UT Galveston 6.42
  • UT Houston 6.33
  • UT San Antonio 6.26
  • UT Southwestern 6.42

Utah

  • Utah 7.63

Vermont

  • Vermont 1.92
Virginia
  • Eastern Virginia 2.31
  • Virginia 3.37
  • Virginia Commonwealth 3.12

Washington

  • U Washington 4.67

West Virginia

  • Marshall-Edwards 5.93
  • West Virginia 3.66

Wisconsin

  • MC Wisconsin 3.3
  • Wisconsin 5

Help Choosing Medical Schools

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Get the full data set for the Class of 2019 including BONUS sections on MCAT and GPA averages for each medical school.

It all begins with choosing the correct type of medical schools for you. When you take a strategic approach to applying you can dramatically increase your odds of acceptance.

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