2020 Medical Schools Overview

159 medical schools that are accredited by Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) are active for academic year 2019-2020. To apply and admit to medical schools, applicants are required to submit the GPA of undergraduate degree and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores. In addition, most medical schools requires premedical coursework such as biology and chemistry, and it varies by institute.
Below statements summarize the medical school information for academic year 2019-2020. You can compare all medical schools in one table with GPA, MCAT, admission, and tuition information at medical school comparison page.
  • Total 159 LCME accredited medical schools are active - 96 public and 56 private schools.
  • The average MCAT score is 511 and the average undergraduate GPA is 3.75.
  • The 2020 average medical school tuition is $35,116 for state residents (in public medical schools) and $58,194 for out-of-state students.
  • The average acceptance rate is 6.30% where 32,706 students are allowed to admit one or more medical schools out of total 770,105 applicants.
  • For academic year 2019-2020, 21,459 first-time students have enrolled to medical schools and the total medical school population is 92,738.

Largest medical schools

Highest MCAT and GPA

1
New York, NY
2
Saint Louis, MO
3
New Haven, CT
Yale School of Medicine
521 MCAT, 3.84 GPA
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Medical Schools Statistics by State

StateNumber of Medical SchoolsPublic SchoolsPrivate SchoolsIn-State TuitionOut-of-State Tuition MCAT ScoreGPAAcceptance RateNumber of Medical Students
Alabama220 $30,177$62,5475083.85 6.86%1,093
Arkansas110 $34,707$66,8775073.81 0.00%715
Arizona211 $33,935$55,5135093.77 0.00%862
California1064 $36,938$53,7335133.75 3.56%5,629
Colorado110 --5113.75 4.24%823
Connecticut312 $41,495$66,6035153.74 6.73%1,426
District of Columbia303 -$54,7555073.57 3.20%2,105
Florida862 $32,694$60,6515113.73 4.79%4,066
Georgia413 $28,926$50,8085083.68 8.34%2,496
Hawaii110 $37,444$72,1005113.74 4.53%293
Iowa110 $37,769$58,5445113.80 7.66%675
Illinois835 $36,544$59,0445123.74 6.22%4,934
Indiana110 $35,851$61,1595093.80 7.70%1,504
Kansas110 $38,735$67,9305093.85 7.97%876
Kentucky220 $40,499$67,2765093.78 8.42%1,335
Louisiana321 $31,141$62,4715083.75 0.00%2,181
Massachusetts413 $38,346$64,2305143.77 5.79%3,190
Maryland211 $39,736$64,3205163.87 5.97%1,256
Michigan651 $37,549$61,0505103.71 6.34%4,075
Minnesota211 $41,476$58,8715133.85 4.05%1,420
Missouri422 $31,139$60,4215133.84 9.17%2,280
Mississippi110 $33,797$76,0605033.79 0.00%643
North Carolina422 $34,695$51,9375123.71 5.65%2,345
North Dakota110 $33,588$60,8725063.70 17.83%311
Nebraska211 $35,097$56,3965103.79 9.84%1,191
New Hampshire101 -$68,4935123.72 4.22%413
New Jersey431 $43,677$65,8605093.68 7.49%2,039
New Mexico110 $8,267$23,7945053.68 9.08%455
Nevada220 $35,650$64,0325083.67 11.60%464
New York1459 $44,999$62,1225153.77 6.30%8,765
Ohio651 $33,683$55,7715113.75 7.15%4,449
Oklahoma220 $29,580$62,9075053.78 9.66%671
Oregon110 $51,347$74,7035103.73 3.85%684
Pennsylvania734 $56,465$55,4185133.78 4.81%5,660
Puerto Rico413 $40,133$50,7864993.69 0.00%1,494
Rhode Island101 -$64,1485143.77 3.25%618
South Carolina330 $41,897$81,1715083.78 11.21%1,592
South Dakota110 $31,787$76,1735073.83 13.03%282
Tennessee422 $35,065$64,2405103.75 8.25%1,915
Texas12111 $19,917$32,5635113.78 7.53%6,976
Utah110 $41,783$77,9915123.75 4.59%528
Virginia440 $39,393$57,3445133.67 5.64%2,301
Vermont110 $39,904$67,0045093.73 4.46%490
Washington220 $37,887$68,0825073.63 3.86%1,385
Wisconsin211 $37,718$53,7065123.76 6.12%1,769
West Virginia220 $22,833$49,7285053.71 5.01%798