Have you ever wondered which medical school will be easier to get into?
Here is how medical schools rank by their difficulty of admission. At the top of the list are medical schools that are the hardest to get admitted to. Our list is exhaustive – almost all medical schools are included.
This is a ranking of medical school, ordered by how difficult it is to be admitted to a school. The ranking is based on two important measures:
(i) The number of applicants for each seat (i.e., the number of applicants per matriculant), and
(ii) The average MCAT score of entering students.
Here are the details:
(i) Using data reported by medical schools, we calculate the number of applicants per matriculant by dividing the number of applications by the number of first year students.
(ii) Using data provided by the AAMC (the MCAT authors), we calculate the ‘rarity’ of the average MCAT score of each school. Specifically, we calculate how many test takers there are for each one receiving the average score of the school or higher. This number is derived from the percentile of the average MCAT score of the school.
The product of the numbers obtained by (i) and (ii) is related to the number of potential students competing for each seat of the medical school. This number is listed in the last column of the table as the “Admission Difficulty”.
A higher admission difficulty means higher competition for each seat at the school, making it more difficult to be admitted. The table is listed in declining difficulty of admission: the school at the top of the table has the most difficult admission and the last school has the easiest admission.
Rank school Number of Applications Number of Matriculants Applications/
Matriculant Average old MCAT score Average MCAT score is one of Admission Difficulty
|Rank||school||Number of Applications||Number of Matriculants||Applications/
|Average old MCAT score||Average MCAT score is one of||Admission Difficulty|
|1||Washington U St Louis||4022||122||33||38||67||2198|