Applying to Medical School

Is There a Minimum GPA Requirement?

The minimum GPA requirement for most medical schools is 3.0. However, pre-med students should aim for at least a 3.5 GPA or higher to compete with other applicants.

In 2022-2023, the mean science and overall GPA of matriculants were 3.68 and 3.75, respectively. The mean science and overall GPA of applicants was 3.52 and 3.68, respectively.

Not all medical schools require a certain minimum GPA to apply. But the minimum cutoff GPA is absolutely irrelevant because your GPA needs to be competitive for the particular school that you are applying to. A competitive GPA and the minimum GPA required to apply to that school are usually much different.

For example, the University of Utah School of Medicine has a minimum GPA of 3.0. This means that they will not consider any applicants with a GPA under 3.0. However, other applicants have much higher GPAs, and if you apply to this school with a 3.0 GPA, your chances are close to zero percent to gain admission.

Yaseen Elhag

My name is Yaseen Elhag. I hold a bachelor's in Health Science and I have aspirations of becoming a physician. I have a deep passion for eliminating healthcare disparities. Some of my hobbies include Mixed Martial Arts, traveling, and playing chess!

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