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25 Great Pre-Med Schools That Are Not in the Ivy League

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If you want to become a physician, choosing the right pre-med college is incredibly important. Everyone knows the Ivy League schools are great for pre-meds, but awesome pre-med colleges are found throughout the country! Here we list 25 great premed schools that are not in the Ivy League. Search below.

What Makes a Strong Pre-Med School?

A strong pre-med school prepares you for the process of applying to medical school and boosts your chance of acceptance.  It delineates a clear path to medical school that sets students up for success from the beginning. 

What to look for in a strong pre-med school:

A good medical school admissions track record – What percentage of students are accepted into medical school? The higher the number, the better your chance. 

Specialized, built-in resources – Research, clinical, publication, and service opportunities provide valuable experience and look great on your CV.

Rigorous pre-med curriculum – While it may not sound appealing, a tougher curriculum prepares students for the MCAT and medical school. 

Expert pre-med advising to reduce the risk of transfers/gap years – Transfers and gap years cost time and money!

SchoolStudents ApplyingStudents AcceptedAcceptance RateEnrollmentAvg ACT ScoreAvg SAT ScoreApplication DeadlineAcceptance Rate for Undergraduates/Alumni Applying to Medical School
Boston College28,9569,01731%2,359321355Jan 1st64%
Boston University57,44116,90729%3,552301316Jan. 280% with a Human Physiology Major
California Institute of Technology6,8555538%235351555Jan 3rdFor the matriculating year of 2011, medical school applicants from Rice had an 89% acceptance rate, with an 88.3% acceptance rate averaged over the past ten years
Carnegie Mellon21,2894,60122%1,552321448Jan 1stNot published
Case Western23,1158,19235%1,264321386Jan. 15Not published
Duke University31,6713,43011%1,723331475Jan 3rd85%
Emory19,9245,03925%1,358311390Jan. 1Not published
George Washington University25,48810,24940%2,525301300Jan. 1Not published
Georgetown University19,9973,36917%1,574321406Jan 10thNot published
Johns Hopkins University27,0943,23412%1,311331475Jan 1st70%
New York University60,72419,35132%6,139311351Jan 1stNot published
Northwestern University35,1003,74211%1,985331461Jan 1stNot published

Rice

18,2362,78515%981341490Jan 1stNot published
Stanford University43,9972,1185%1,739331455Jan 3rdNot published
Tufts University20,2232,88914%1,336321448Jan 1st75-90%
UNC Chapel Hill34,8899,40027%4,228291288Jan. 15Not published
University of California – Berkeley82,58113,50716%6,253331449Nov 30thNot published
University of Chicago31,4842,4998%1,591341525Jan 1st79-88%
University of Michigan55,50415,87129%6,689311393Feb 1st54%
University of Notre Dame19,5053,65419%2,046341445Jan. 1While Notre Dame students have a much higher acceptance rate than the national average, the rate itself is not an informative number
University of Southern California54,2809,02217%3,068311371Jan 15th55% (from the ExploreUSC session stated on CollegeConfidential)
University of Washington43,51719,73345%6,415281241Nov. 15Not published
Vanderbilt University32,4223,48711%1,601341505Jan 1st70%
Wake Forest14,0064,24930%1,306301340Jan 1stNot published
Washington University in St Louis20,1974,82717%1,776331453Jan 2ndNot published

Acceptance rates to US MD schools for 2015-2017.

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