Applying to Medical School

Undergraduate Institutions with the Most Pre-Meds – The Top 250

The undergraduate institution you choose for college can have a big impact on if you will be successful to medical school. While it is generally true that any college can produce a great pre-medical student (and hence medical student), there are a number of institutions around the country that have a large cohort of pre-medical students. These schools typically will have the resources, classes and curriculum to support students. Some have a huge number of pre-med students just based on the fact that they are very large undergraduate schools, but others tend to attract pre-meds because of their name and resources.

When choosing a school, it’s important to not just choose based on name or shear number of pre-meds, in-fact a smaller school may be a lot better for an individual. However, this list can give you a starting point to understand which undergraduate institutions have a large number of pre-medical students.

Undergraduate InstitutionTotal Applicants from the
University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA1,298
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX1,033
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL1,006
University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA859
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI832
University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA757
Texas A & M University, College Station, TX621
The Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH612
University of Georgia, Athens, GA584
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC570
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD568
University of California-Davis, Davis, CA556
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI550
University of Washington, Seattle, WA527
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ 510
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL490
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI486
University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA480
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY464
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL464
University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, MD455
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ444
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX432
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA432
Baylor University, Waco, TX429
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN429
Emory University, Atlanta, GA413
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA408
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL403
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT392
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO392
Florida International University, Miami, FL386
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ386
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA370
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL366
New York University, New York, NY356
Boston University, Boston, MA355
University of Houston, Houston, TX351
Penn State University Park, University Park, PA350
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL344
Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN343
Louisiana St University and Agricultural and Mechanical Col, Baton Rouge, LA343
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN337
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN320
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY316
University of California-Riverside, Riverside, CA313
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA313
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT299
Duke University, Durham, NC298
Brown University, Providence, RI294
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL293
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL290
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK289
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA284
Clemson University, Clemson, SC282
University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC274
Texas Tech University-Lubbock, Lubbock, TX271
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL267
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT263
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI262
Northwestern University-Evanston, Evanston, IL261
University of Kansas Main Campus, Lawrence, KS253
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY249
Northeastern University, Boston, MA241
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN239
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA237
Rice University, Houston, TX235
University of Arkansas Main Campus, Fayetteville, AR231
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO231
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH228
Stanford University, Stanford, CA228
University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA215
Yale University, New Haven, CT215
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL213
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA212
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO206
Florida Atlantic University-Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL204
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA204
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY203
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA202
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON202
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA196
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA195
Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY193
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA193
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA188
Auburn University, Auburn, AL187
Howard University, Washington, DC186
Tufts University, Medford, MA186
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY184
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA182
University of New Mexico-Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM181
University of Mississippi, University, MS177
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA177
Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette, IN176
City University of New York Hunter College, New York, NY175
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL175
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR170
The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX169
University of Western Ontario, London, ON169
Creighton University, Omaha, NE168
University of Cincinnati Main Campus, Cincinnati, OH168
University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV168
University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA164
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC159
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO158
Georgetown University, Washington, DC157
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH154
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON152
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC148
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ147
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE144
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA143
George Washington University, Washington, DC142
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR140
University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD140
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO139
University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY136
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR136
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS134
University of North Texas, Denton, TX134
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV134
The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX132
Miami University, Oxford, OH126
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX126
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY126
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI124
McGill University, Montreal, QC121
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA121
University at Buffalo-SUNY, Buffalo, NY117
University of Delaware, Newark, DE114
City University of New York Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY111
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX110
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, PR107
Fordham University, Bronx, NY104
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA104
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC102
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA101
Mercer University, Macon, GA99
Portland State University, Portland, OR99
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX99
Villanova University, Villanova, PA99
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV97
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY96
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX96
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS95
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH92
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA91
Oakland University, Rochester, MI91
City University of New York The City College, New York, NY90
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN90
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND90
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI88
Iowa State University, Ames, IA88
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA88
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK88
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC87
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC87
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN86
Montana State University-Bozeman, Bozeman, MT86
St. John's University, Queens, NY86
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI85
Amherst College, Amherst, MA82
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO82
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL81
The College Of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ80
California State University-Northridge, Northridge, CA79
Spelman College, Atlanta, GA77
Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID76
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA76
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY76
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI74
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO74
Rutgers University - Newark, Newark, NJ73
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT73
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT72
Washington State University, Pullman, WA72
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA71
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA69
University of Portland, Portland, OR69
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA69
Barnard College, New York, NY68
State University of New York College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY68
California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA67
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ67
Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX67
University of California-Merced, Merced, CA67
Williams College, Williamstown, MA67
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA66
York University, Toronto, ON66
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH65
Davidson College, Davidson, NC63
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA63
University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, NC63
California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, CA62
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA62
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA61
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN61
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH61
Austin College, Sherman, TX60
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI60
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY60
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN60
Furman University, Greenville, SC60
Queen's University at Kingston, Kingston, ON60
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA60
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL60
Carleton College, Northfield, MN59
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA59
Marshall University, Huntington, WV59
California Northstate University, Elk Grove, CA58
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY58
Utah State University, Logan, UT58
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT57
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN57
Towson University, Baltimore, MD57
California State University-Fresno, Fresno, CA56
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO55
DePaul University, Chicago, IL55
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL55
Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN55
The University of Akron, Main Campus, Akron, OH55
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA55
University of Washington-Bothell Branch, Bothell, WA55
American University, Washington, DC54
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA54
Pomona College, Claremont, CA54
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ54
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA54
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY54
Augusta State University, Augusta, GA53
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL53
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ53
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA53
University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN53
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA53
Chapman University, Orange, CA52
City University of New York Queens College, Flushing, NY52
Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN52
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR52
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC52
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY51
University of Denver, Denver, CO51
Wright State University-Main Campus, Dayton, OH51
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA50
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA50
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA50
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI50
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH50

Sahil Mehta

Sahil Mehta M.D. is an attending physician in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Founder of MedSchoolCoach. Dr Mehta is one of the world’s experts on medical school admissions having founded MedSchoolCoach in 2007. MedSchoolCoach provides admissions consulting to premedical students in the form of interview preparation, essay editing and general advising. In the past 10 years, he has had a hand in over a thousand acceptances to medical school.

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