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Top Pre-Med Colleges & Med Schools Rankings

m1817m1817 Posts: 369Registered User Member
FYI, this is an excerpt from a Powerpoint presentation on Medical Deprtment Recruiting by:

CAPT Cynthia Macri, MC, USN
Vice President, Recruitment & Diversity
Uniformed Services University

Top Ten Pre-Med Colleges By Number of Med School Applications
UCLA - 611
UC Berkeley - 536
U Michigan – 522
UT Austin - 391
UF Gainesville - 385
UCSD – 345
Harvard – 307
UW Madison – 305
UVA – 303
UIUC – 300
Stanford - 300


Competitive Med Schools
MCAT >31.5 + GPA >3.5
Washington Univ., St. Louis, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Yale, Duke, Stanford, Mayo, NYU, U Penn, Michigan, UCSF, UCSD, UC Davis, UCLA

Second Tier
MCAT >30 + GPA >3.5
Cornell, U of Chicago, Pittsburgh, Utah, Baylor, UT Southwestern, Ohio State, Virginia, UC Irvine, Washington (Seattle)

Third Tier (Top 46/126)
MCAT 29-30 + GPA 3.4-3.6
USUHS (#40), Einstein (Yeshiva), SUNY Stony Brook, NY Medical College, Albany, SUNY Buffalo, Georgetown, Drexel, USC, St. Louis U, Emory, South Florida, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Dartmouth, U Mass Worcester, Colorado, Oregon, Maryland, Alabama, New Jersey

Middle Third Med Schools (43)
MCAT 27-29 + GPA >3.4
Wisconsin, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey (RWJ), Arizona, Florida, Missouri (Columbia), UT San Antonio, UT Galveston, SUNY Brooklyn, SUNY Syracuse, Michigan State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Nevada, Penn State, Kansas, Texas Tech, TX A&M, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Case Western, Loyola, Jefferson, Tulane, Cincinnati, Med Coll Virginia, Miami, Temple, George Washington, Med Coll Georgia, South Alabama, Tufts, Mt. Sinai, Rush, Boston U, Med Coll Wisconsin, Med U S. Carolina

MCAT <27 + GPA <3.5
Eastern Virginia, Finch, Loma Linda, Louisville, Wayne State, Creighton, SIU (Springfield), Rochester, Med Coll Ohio, East Tennessee, Mercer, Marshall
Minnesota (Duluth), New Mexico, Vermont, LSU (Shreveport), North Dakota, West Virginia, LSU (New Orleans), South Dakota, UT Houston, Missouri (Kansas City)

Bottom 10 Med Schools
MCAT <24
MCAT 24: Missouri (Kansas City), Wright State, East Carolina
MCAT 21-24: Arkansas, UPR, Meharry, Howard, Morehouse
MCAT <21:Ponce, Caribe

Osteopathic Schools
MCAT 24-26 (Note none > 26)
Kirksville, Chicago COM, North Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma State, Western, Des Moines, NJ, Nova, Michigan State, PCOM
MCAT <24
Kansas City, New England, NYCOM, Lake Erie, West Virginia
N/A: Touro, V Tech, Pikesville, Arizona
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Replies to: Top Pre-Med Colleges &amp; Med Schools Rankings

  • jkh411jkh411 Posts: 391Registered User Member
    No offense, but whoever puts Vanderbilt under "top" med schools and then procedes to place Emory and Northwestern under the "third tier" category is wrong.
  • m1817m1817 Posts: 369Registered User Member
    The categorization was strictly by MCAT scores and GPA's of admitted students. There was no attempt to rank the quality of the medical school programs.
  • aspariguyaspariguy Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    where is columbia?
  • VPat06VPat06 Posts: 125Registered User Junior Member
    columbia is in New York
  • aspariguyaspariguy Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    hahaha i know that, but where in the rankings???

    i'd expect their school for surgeons to be at least in the second tier
  • BigredmedBigredmed Posts: 3,675Registered User Senior Member
    Those are the worst rankings EVER...

    You can't judge something by the people they take in! You have to look at the product that comes out! It's like saying that Ford builds a better car than Porsche because it uses better carbon for their disc brakes!

    You're better off trying to find the following data to compare: Step 1 USMLE scores and passage of Step 2 CS and Step 2 CK scores. Probably not out there in one place.
  • PediatricHopefulPediatricHopeful Posts: 297Registered User Junior Member
    I really dont think UW Seattle is a 2nd tier school.
  • Dave_BerryDave_Berry Posts: 33,345CC Admissions Expert Senior Member
    and how does "number of med school applications" make you a top ten premed school. It just shows how many premeds you have, not how many get accepted.
  • aspariguyaspariguy Posts: 183Registered User Junior Member
    i feel that too man

    quality, not quantity!
  • AceRockollaAceRockolla Posts: 672Registered User Member
    "I really dont think UW Seattle is a 2nd tier school."

    Yea, from what i hear, it's widely considered as an elite medical school.
  • tarau2tarau2 Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    how is georgetown 3rd tier?
  • liumooliumoo Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    The information from the first poster was totally misleading and very likely outdated.
  • dsangdsang Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    Hey guys. This is my first time posting in here, and I'm hoping you guys can help.

    I'm aspiring to become a doctor, and I stumbled across this thread while searching for potential colleges on Google.

    I had a college in mind, Woffard, but didn't see it on your list above.

    Does anyone know how good Woffard's Pre-med program is?
  • dsangdsang Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    Wow I was hoping someone could help me out...
  • jennieblue22jennieblue22 Posts: 408Registered User Member
    UT Southwestern ranks fairly highly, too
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