Medical School Rankings

We think it is important to state that, like all other rankings, these are inherently subjective. Furthermore, the 25 schools we have listed here (not unintentionally in alphabetical order) may not be the top 25 schools for you given your needs and interests.

Does it Matter Where You Go for Medical School?

This answer is both yes and no. No, it does not matter in the sense that you will still be a licensed M.D. Yes, it does matter as the more prestigious the school, the better your chances of getting a top-choice residency and having a better network to utilize for your post medical school endeavors. Johns Hopkins points out that over 90% of their graduates get one of their top 3 residency choices on Match Day. Duke University reports that 82% of their graduates landed one of their top 3 residency choices. These are impressive statistics indeed! (Even before considering their graduates are more likely to target very competitive residencies in specialty fields.)


Medical School Admission’s Top 25 Medical School Rankings

School

Average
MCAT

Average
GPA

Boston University

516

3.71

University of California – Los Angeles

517

3.8

University of California – San Francisco

515

3.81

Case Western Reserve University

517

3.71

University of Chicago (Pritzker)

520

3.88

Columbia University

518

3.85

Cornell University (Weill)

519

3.84

Dartmouth (Geisel)

512

3.65

Duke University

518

3.8

Emory University (Woodruff)

515

3.7

Harvard Medical School

518

3.9

Johns Hopkins University

518

3.88

Mayo Medical School

516

3.89

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

513

3.77

Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

517

3.77

New York University

519

3.87

Northwestern University

520

3.89

University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

519

3.85

University of Pittsburgh

515

3.7

Stanford University

518

3.89

Vanderbilt University

519

3.9

University of Virginia

516.9

3.84

University of Washington

511

3.71

Washington University (St. Louis)

518

3.84

Yale University

518

3.87

Click on the school to go to a page with additional information on its medical school program.