The table below displays the acceptance rates at different MCAT and GPA levels for applicants and accepted applicants from 2019-2020 through 2021-2022. The frequencies are combined totals of three years.
How to Use This Data to Create Your School List
What is a good MCAT score? What GPA do I need to get into medical school? These are the biggest questions that students ask, but the truth is, each school is different. Every medical school has its own requirements for minimum GPA and MCAT scores. This information is published, along with the average scores for the current year of matriculants, on the AAMC’s Medical School Admission Requirements database. This comprehensive database allows you to compare your stats, coursework, experience and extracurriculars alongside each school to see if you would be a competitive applicant.
As you begin researching medical schools, you will find that you are overqualified for some schools (undershoot or often called “safety” schools), underqualified for other schools (reach schools), and a perfect fit for some — your target schools.
Manually comparing your stats to each medical school can be tedious, which is why ProspectiveDoctor created a proprietary algorithm to predict your chances of getting into medical school. The calculator uses your GPA, MCAT, and other stats to generate a report that allows you to see at a glance which schools are safe, a reach, and just right. It’s a great starting point for creating your school list.
Here are the average MCAT scores and average GPA for medical schools in the United States, per the 2020-2021 application data by the AAMC. Looking to improve your MCAT score? Ask us about our MCAT one-on-one tutoring.
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