Med Schools With Minimum GPA and/or MCAT Requirements

Med Schools With Minimum GPA and_or MCAT Requirements

The paradox of medical school is that most schools do not have minimum requirements for GPA and test scores (MCAT), yet have the highest admission standards out of any professional degree programs. The majority of medical schools do not have a minimum GPA or MCAT score requirement. However, there are a good number of schools that do.

We compiled a list of schools that have minimum requirements for overall undergraduate GPA, science GPA, and/or MCAT score.

While these schools have placed minimums on consideration, you will find the median GPA and MCAT of admitted students is quite higher than the minimum requirements. We have compiled a list of medical schools by their median GPA/MCAT/LizzyM for you to look at if you are interested in the numbers.

Schools With Lowest and Highest GPA Requirements

We found that the schools with the lowest undergraduate GPA requirement are Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine—both had a minimum requirement of a 2.5 undergraduate GPA.

The schools with the highest cumulative GPA requirement are the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the University of Ottowa Faculty of Medicine. Both require a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

The schools with the lowest minimum science GPA requirement are the University of West Indies Faculty of Medical Science and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Both require applicants to have a minimum science GPA of 2.5.

The school with the highest minimum science GPA requirement is the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine. The Nashville-based school requires a minimum of a 3.5 science GPA for consideration.

Schools With Lowest and Highest MCAT score Requirement

The schools with the lowest minimum MCAT score requirement are the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. They both require applicants to have a minimum 490 MCAT score.

The schools with the highest MCAT score requirement is the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. They require out-of-state applicants to have a minimum MCAT score of 514 (but 500 for in-state students).

Using the Table Below

Some public schools will have different minimum requirements for in-state applicants and out-of-state applicants.

One such school is the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. In-state applicants need to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and MCAT score of 500. Out-of-state applicants need a minimum science GPA of 3.49, cumulative GPA of 3.59, and MCAT of 514.

For schools that have different admission requirements for in-state and out-of-state applicants, the in-state requirement is the first number.

Canadian medical schools have a minimum MCAT score on a per-section basis. For instance the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry requires applicants to have a minimum of 124 per section.

School NameMinimum Cumulative GPAMinimum Science GPAMinimum MCATAdmissions Link
University of California, Riverside - School of MedicineN/A3.40N/Ahttps://somsa.ucr.edu/sites/g/files/rcwecm1351/files/2018-11/eap_2018.pdf
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of MedicineN/AN/A507https://school.wakehealth.edu/Education-and-Training/MD-Program/Application-Requirements-and-Technical-Standards
University of South Alabama College of MedicineN/AN/A503https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/com/administration/diversity/dream.html
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical SchoolN/AN/A499https://med.umn.edu/admissions/how-apply/first-time-applicant
Meharry Medical College School of MedicineN/A3.5498https://home.mmc.edu/admissions/school-of-medicine/frequently-asked-questions/
Southern Illinois University School of MedicineN/A2.8498https://www.siumed.edu/studentaffairs/requirements-selection-factors-and-policies.html
Oregon Health & Sciences University School of MedicineN/AN/A497https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/md-program/admissions
Medical University of South Carolina College of MedicineN/AN/A496https://medicine.musc.edu/education/medical-students/admissions/faqs
Oakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineN/AN/A 496https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/8E60AE8A-DD89-F38B-68F611A92AA5D47A/ouwb_fact_sheet.pdf
University of Florida College of MedicineN/AN/A495https://admissions.med.ufl.edu/faq/
University of Arizona College of Medicine - PhoenixN/AN/A495https://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/md-program/admission-requirements-academic
Marian University College of Osteopathic MedicineN/AN/A494https://www.marian.edu/osteopathic-medical-school/admissions/admission-to-doctor-of-osteopathic-medicine
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State UniversityN/AN/A493https://bcomnm.org/admission-requirements/
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic MedicineN/AN/A492https://health.okstate.edu/com/admissions/requirements.html
West Virginia School of Osteopathic MedicineN/A3.0490https://www.wvsom.edu/admissions/admission-requirements
Emory University School of MedicineN/AN/A500https://med.emory.edu/education/programs/md/admissions/faq.html#Applying_to_Emory8
University of British Columbia Faculty of MedicineN/AN/A124/ each of the four sectionshttps://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/admissions/admission-requirements/
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesN/AN/AN/Ahttps://smhs.gwu.edu/academics/md-program/admissions/faqs
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine3.6N/A125 / each of the four sectionshttps://applymd.utoronto.ca/academic-requirements
University of Vermont College of Medicine3.5N/AN/Ahttp://med.uvm.edu/medicine/gimr/ctseducation/information-for-prospective-students/admission_requirements
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine 3.50N/AN/Ahttps://med.uottawa.ca/undergraduate/admissions/application-process/excellence-marks
Howard University College of Medicine3.53.25504https://medicine.howard.edu/admissions
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine3.43.4N/Ahttps://www.neomed.edu/medicine/admissions/paths/early-assurance/admission-requirements/
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine3.3/ 3.7N/A123 / each of the four sectionshttps://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/admissions/admissions/mcat-requirement.html
University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences College of Medicine3.3/ 3.4N/AN/Ahttps://medapplications.com/university-of-manitoba-medical-school-admission-requirements/
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center School of Medicine3.3N/A503https://medschool.vcu.edu/admissions/md/future-applicants/#d.en.309422
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry3.3N/A124/ all categorieshttps://apps.admissions.ualberta.ca/programs/mh/mh550
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine3.2 / 3.593.2 / 3.49500 / 514https://www.med.unc.edu/admit/requirements/academic-requirements/
University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine3.20N/AN/Ahttps://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/md-5-3.html
Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine3.23.2N/Ahttps://medicine.campbell.edu/admissions/frequently-asked-questions/
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine3.23.2N/Ahttps://www.idahocom.org/about/faq/
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Erie3.22.7N/Ahttps://lecom.edu/admissions/entrance-requirements/college-of-osteopathic-medicine-entrance-requirements/
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Philadelphia3.2N/AN/Ahttps://www.pcom.edu/admissions/apply/osteopathic-medicine.html
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University3.0/ 2.753.0/ 2.75N/Ahttps://www.midwestern.edu/downers-grove-il-campus-catalog/chicago-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/admissions/admission-requirements.xml
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine3.03.0N/Ahttps://osteopathic.nova.edu/do/admissions/faq.html
University of West Indies Faculty of Medical Science (Trinidad Caribbean)3.02.5N/Ahttps://sta.uwi.edu/admissions/undergrad/medicine_requirements.asp
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences3.03.0N/Ahttps://med.und.edu/student-affairs-admissions/faq.html
Northern Ontario School of Medicine3.0N/AN/Ahttps://www.nosm.ca/education/md-program/admissions/admission-requirements/
Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School3.0N/AN/Ahttps://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/admission/apply/requirements-and-criteria
Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine Mare Island3.03.0502http://admissions.tu.edu/com/requirements.html
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University3.0N/AN/Ahttps://cmsru.rowan.edu/education/postbacc/admissionsreq.php
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health3.0N/A500https://www.med.wisc.edu/education/md-program/admissions/selection-criteria/
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine3.03.0500https://med.umkc.edu/md/requirements/
University of Central Florida College of Medicine3.03.0500https://med.ucf.edu/admissions/application-requirements/
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine3.03.0N/Ahttp://www.rvu.edu/rvu-co/com/
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine Las Vegas3.03.0500https://tun.touro.edu/programs/osteopathic-medicine/
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine3.0N/A498https://mdschool.tcu.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine3.0N/A497https://med.wmich.edu/app
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine3.0N/A496https://jcesom.marshall.edu/admissions/admissions-criteria/
University of Texas Rio Grand Valley School of Medicine3.03.2N/Ahttps://www.utrgv.edu/som/admissions/requirements/index.htm
University of New Mexico School of Medicine3.0N/A494https://hsc.unm.edu/school-of-medicine/education/md/admissions/how-to-apply.html
A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine2.82.8N/Ahttps://www.atsu.edu/kirksville-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/admissions/preparing-for-do-admission
California Northstate University College of Medicine2.8N/A497
http://medicine.cnsu.edu/shareddocs/Admissions/2021_Admissions_Requirements.pdf
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine2.8N/AN/Ahttps://www.umc.edu/som/Departments%20and%20Offices/SOM%20Administrative%20Offices/SOM%20Admissions/Applicant%20Evaluation%20and%20Decisions/Academic%20Metrics.html
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine2.82.8490https://www.une.edu/com/admissions/criteria-procedures
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University2.752.75N/Ahttps://www.midwestern.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/doctor-of-osteopathic-medicine-az.xml
Ponce Health Sciences University (Puerto Rico)2.72.7494https://www.psm.edu/school-of-medicine/admission-requirements/
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science2.5N/AN/Ahttps://www.cdrewu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-programs
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine2.502.50N/Ahttps://md.rcm.upr.edu/md-program/
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