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.
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!
|School||Students Applying||Students Accepted||Acceptance Rate||Enrollment||Avg ACT Score||Avg SAT Score||Application Deadline||Acceptance Rate for Undergraduates/Alumni Applying to Medical School|
|Boston College||28,956||9,017||31%||2,359||32||1355||Jan 1st||64%|
|Boston University||57,441||16,907||29%||3,552||30||1316||Jan. 2||80% with a Human Physiology Major|
|California Institute of Technology||6,855||553||8%||235||35||1555||Jan 3rd||For 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 Mellon||21,289||4,601||22%||1,552||32||1448||Jan 1st||Not published|
|Case Western||23,115||8,192||35%||1,264||32||1386||Jan. 15||Not published|
|Duke University||31,671||3,430||11%||1,723||33||1475||Jan 3rd||85%|
|Emory||19,924||5,039||25%||1,358||31||1390||Jan. 1||Not published|
|George Washington University||25,488||10,249||40%||2,525||30||1300||Jan. 1||Not published|
|Georgetown University||19,997||3,369||17%||1,574||32||1406||Jan 10th||Not published|
|Johns Hopkins University||27,094||3,234||12%||1,311||33||1475||Jan 1st||70%|
|New York University||60,724||19,351||32%||6,139||31||1351||Jan 1st||Not published|
|Northwestern University||35,100||3,742||11%||1,985||33||1461||Jan 1st||Not published|
|18,236||2,785||15%||981||34||1490||Jan 1st||Not published|
|Stanford University||43,997||2,118||5%||1,739||33||1455||Jan 3rd||Not published|
|Tufts University||20,223||2,889||14%||1,336||32||1448||Jan 1st||75-90%|
|UNC Chapel Hill||34,889||9,400||27%||4,228||29||1288||Jan. 15||Not published|
|University of California – Berkeley||82,581||13,507||16%||6,253||33||1449||Nov 30th||Not published|
|University of Chicago||31,484||2,499||8%||1,591||34||1525||Jan 1st||79-88%|
|University of Michigan||55,504||15,871||29%||6,689||31||1393||Feb 1st||54%|
|University of Notre Dame||19,505||3,654||19%||2,046||34||1445||Jan. 1||While Notre Dame students have a much higher acceptance rate than the national average, the rate itself is not an informative number|
|University of Southern California||54,280||9,022||17%||3,068||31||1371||Jan 15th||55% (from the ExploreUSC session stated on CollegeConfidential)|
|University of Washington||43,517||19,733||45%||6,415||28||1241||Nov. 15||Not published|
|Vanderbilt University||32,422||3,487||11%||1,601||34||1505||Jan 1st||70%|
|Wake Forest||14,006||4,249||30%||1,306||30||1340||Jan 1st||Not published|
|Washington University in St Louis||20,197||4,827||17%||1,776||33||1453||Jan 2nd||Not published|
Acceptance rates to US MD schools for 2015-2017.
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