Based on acceptance rate, New York University—Long Island is the toughest medical school to which to gain admission.
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Tom Meltzer

March 15, 2021

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.

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

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