Let’s talk about med school acceptance rates. Which schools have the lowest acceptance rates? The 120 med schools ranked by U.S. News in their 2017-2018 survey, had an average of a 7% acceptance rate, while those with the lowest acceptance rates averaged a mere 2.8%!
Here’s a look at this past year’s list:
|School (State)||Total Applicants||Total Acceptances||Acceptance Rate||U.S. News Research Rank||U.S. News Primary Care Rank|
|Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (MN)||8,068||168||2.1%||6 (tie)||32 (tie)|
|Stanford University (CA)||7,258||167||2.3%||3 (tie)||32 (tie)|
|Florida State University (FL)||5,866||151||2.6%||RNP*||RNP|
|Wake Forest University (NC)||9,281||261||2.8%||52 (tie)||61 (tie)|
|George Washington University (DC)||11,432||335||2.9%||62 (tie)||79 (tie)|
|Georgetown University (DC)||14,062||403||2.9%||46 (tie)||RNP|
|University of California - Davis||6,943||204||2.9%||39 (tie)||10 (tie)|
|University of California - Los Angeles (Geffen)||11,417||362||3.2%||8 (tie)||4|
|Brown University (Alpert) (RI)||9,922||322||3.2%||32 (tie)||39 (tie)|
|University of California - San Diego||7,972||258||3.2%||22||17|
Notes from U.S. News:
- Unranked schools, which did not meet certain criteria required by U.S. News to be numerically ranked, were not included in this report.
- *RNP indicates a school that is ranked in the bottom quarter of all rank-eligible medical and osteopathic programs. U.S. News calculated a rank for those schools, but elected not to print it.
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• U.S. News Rankings: Everything I Ever Wanted to Know (But was Afraid to Ask), a podcast episode
• Navigate the Med School Maze, a free guide
• In-State vs. Out-of-State Med School Acceptance Rates: Why You Should Care