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Choosing Schools: Top-Ranked Schools

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Top-ranked Primary Care U.S. Medical Schools

North Carolina-Chapel Hill
UC-San Francisco
Washington (Seattle)
UC-Los Angeles
Baylor
Oregon
Michigan (Ann Arbor)
UPenn
Colorado
UC-Davis
Washington U (St. Louis)
Harvard
Minnesota
UMass (Worcester)
Pittsburgh
Wisconsin (Madison)
UC-San Diego
Nebraska
Texas Southwestern
New Mexico
Dartmouth
Northwestern
Iowa
Maryland
Virginia
Boston University
Duke
Johns Hopkins
Ohio State
Utah
Albert Einstein
East Carolina
Mayo
Stanford
Rochester
Vanderbilt
Emory
Alabama
Brown
Case Western
Mount Sinai
Chicago Pritzker
Columbia
Weill Cornell


























MC Wisconsin
Indiana
Jefferson
Tufts
UConn
Vermont
St. Louis
Yale
Eastern Virginia
New York University
Southern California
Cincinnati
Kansas
West Virginia
Rush
Hawaii
Michigan State
Tennessee
Virginia Commonwealth
Wake Forest
Florida
Missouri
Illinois
Texas Tech
Temple
South Dakota
MU South Carolina
Buffalo
Oklahoma
Texas San Antonio
Wright State
Stony Brook
UC-Irvine
East Tennessee
George Washington
Oklahoma State
Miami
South Florida
North Dakota
Texas Houston
Texas Galveston
MC Georgia
Robert Wood Johnson
Louisville




















* Ranking schools can be very arbitrary and misleading (see Choosing Schools). However, criteria such as the percentage of graduates going into Primary Care or the amount of federal (NIH) grants received to support research can be useful in the overall process of exploring what different schools may have to offer.

Schools that reported GPAs or MCAT scores that were roughly one standard deviation below the mean for all schools are listed below. It is essential to emphasize the relatively narrow range of scores, and that many of the schools on this list could be a perfect match for you based on factors other than GPA or MCAT scores. Nevertheless, a useful way to think about this list is to make sure that you investigate and think about applying to at least some of these schools, assuming you can meet their residency (if any) requirements.

Schools whose GPA or MCAT scores were discernibly lower than the national average

Albany
Arkansas
California Northstate
Central Michigan
Chicago Medical
Cooper
Del Caribe
Eastern Virginia
Florida State
Geisinger Commonwealth
Howard
LSU Shreveport
Marshall
Meharry
Mercer
Michigan State
Mississippi
Morehouse
New Mexico
New York Medical

North Dakota
Northeast Ohio
Ponce
Puerto Rico
Quinnipiac
Robert Wood Johnson
Rush
San Juan Bautista
Southern Illinois
Texas Rio Grande
Tulane
UC Riverside
Uniformed Services
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington State
West Virginia
Western Michigan
Wright State

Please note that in the above analyses of admissions criteria, neither MCAT nor GPA data were available for the following schools:

California San Bernardino
Carle Illinois
City University of New York
Hackensack Meridian
Nova Southeastern

 

It is absolutely essential that you are aware of residency requirements and preferences given to in-state applicants. The following list orders schools according to the percentage of the enrolling class comprised by in-state applicants, extending from 100% to greater than 80%. Be aware that although residency requirements may apply, there is a wide range in the stringency of such requirements. Even if you do not meet the residency requirements of a school in which you are interested, it is worth looking into what you have to do to meet those requirements.

Schools whose percentage of the 2017 matriculating class comprised by in-state applicants was greater than 80%

UC Riverside

100

Mercer

100

Mississippi

100

CUNY

100

East Carolina

100

Southern Illinois

99

Florida State

98

Puerto Rico

98

Texas Tech El Paso

97

Texas A&M

97

LSU Shreveport

97

UC Davis

96

MC Georgia

95

Texas Galveston

95

Washington State

95

Texas Houston

94

South Alabama

93

California Northstate

93

Tennessee

92

Oklahoma

91

LSU New Orleans

91

Texas Tech

91

Texas Austin

90

Arkansas

90

UC Irvine

89

UC San Diego

89

Texas San Antonio

89

MU South Carolina

89

New Mexico

88

Alabama

88

Texas Rio Grande

88

Texas Southwestern

88

Del Caribe

88

Kansas

87

Florida Atlantic

87

New Jersey

86

Northeast Ohio

86

California Northstate

86

Nevada Reno

86

Buffalo

86

East Tennessee

85

Louisville

84

Minnesota

84

Robert Wood Johnson

84

Nebraska

84

Illinois

84

Baylor

84

Nevada Las Vegas

83

UMass

83

UConn

82

Florida International

82

Florida

82

North Carolina

82

Missouri-Columbia

81

SUNY Upstate

81

Wright State

81

SUNY Downstate

81