5 Most Selective Medical Schools in the U.S.

5 Most Selective Medical Schools in the U.S.
Based on acceptance rate, New York University—Long Island is the toughest medical school to which to gain admission. Image from Pexels
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Tom Meltzer June 24, 2020

Medical school admissions are as competitive as academic admissions get. Which schools are the toughest of the tough to get into? The answers may surprise you.

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Medical school is likely as challenging as any academic experience can be. There’s one experience that can be even more challenging, however: getting admitted to medical school.

We’ve listed the five toughest admits in medical study, according to US News & World Report.

1. New York University–Long Island, Mineola, NY

Selectivity: 1.3% Acceptance rate

2. Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL

Selectivity: 2.2% Acceptance rate

3. University of Arizona – Tucson College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Selectivity: 2.3% Acceptance rate

4. Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Roanoke, VA

Selectivity: 2.3% Acceptance rate

5. Stanford University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Selectivity: 2.3% Acceptance rate

For more information about getting into medical school check out Noodle’s Getting Into Medical School topic page!

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About the Author

Tom Meltzer began his career in education publishing at The Princeton Review, where he authored more than a dozen titles (including the company's annual best colleges guide and two AP test prep manuals) and produced the musical podcast The Princeton Review Vocab Minute. A graduate of Columbia University (English major), Tom lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

About the Editor

Tom Meltzer spent over 20 years writing and teaching for The Princeton Review, where he was lead author of the company's popular guide to colleges, before joining Noodle.

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