Top 50 Pre Medical School Programs

The caveat is there are several variables which must be considered in evaluating pre medical school programs:

  • size of undergraduate institution
  • educational focus
  • overall reputation

Use this list in any manner which you find most convenient. If you have already started your undergraduate schooling you may be surprised by how many premed students actually attend your school or perhaps you are looking at colleges for the first time and want to attend a university which has a strong premed advising program.

My caution to anyone who is still choosing a college is to remember that being a premed is only one component of your undergraduate education so choose wisely and a place where if you ultimately decide not to enter medicine you'll receive a great education, make lasting friendships, and have an enjoyable experience.

Listing of undergraduate institutions with the highest total number of medical school applicants each year:
  • University of California-Los Angeles 780
  • University of California-Berkeley 730
  • University of Texas at Austin 693
  • University of Michigan 660
  • University of Florida 550
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison 484
  • Cornell University 471
  • University of California-San Diego 459
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 412
  • University of California-Irvine 361
  • University of Washington, Seattle 356
  • University of Pennsylvania 350
  • Michigan State University 348
  • Duke University 341
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 340
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick 339
  • Brigham Young University 336
  • University of Georgia 334
  • Northwestern University 332
  • Johns Hopkins University 326
  • University of California-Davis 326
  • Harvard University 320
  • Stanford University 320
  • New York University 313
  • University of Maryland-College Park 312
  • Ohio State University-Main Campus 311
  • Louisiana State Univ & Ag & Mech & Herbert Laws Ctr 306
  • Emory University 297
  • University of Arizona 287
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus 287
  • University of Miami 274
  • Brown University 270
  • Washington University, St Louis 267
  • University of Notre Dame 266
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 263
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 253
  • Indiana University-Bloomington 248
  • Vanderbilt University 242
  • Baylor University 238
  • University of Toronto 232
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus 226
  • Yale University 225
  • University of Colorado at Boulder 222
  • University of Southern California 213
  • Columbia University 207
  • Boston University 206
  • University of Illinois at Chicago 200

Source: AAMC Data Wharehouse: Applicant Matriculant File, as of January 2008