13 California Medical Schools Comparison

There are 13 LCME-accredited medical schools in California as of 2022. By school type, 6 medical schools are public and 7 are private. Stanford University School of Medicine ranked first among California medical schools with #8 in overall medical school ranking.
The below list summarizes the 2022 important medical schools statistics for California medical schools.
  • The average MCAT Score of California medical schools is 514.
  • The average GPA is 3.76.
  • The average acceptance rate is 1.51%.
  • In public California medical schools, the average tuition & fees is $40,992 for state residents and $53,237 for out-of-state students.
  • In private California medical schools, the average tuition & fees is $65,276.
  • Total 6,629 students have attended California medical schools in 2022 and each school had 552 medical school students in average.
  • A total of 1,574 students have newly enrolled (first-time students) 2022 and , in average, a medical school had 131 first-time students last year.

List of California Medical Schools and Comparison

The following table lists 13 California medical schools with important statistics including tuition and MCAT scores. You can compare them with the information and sort the table by each column that you want. The ranking is for all LCME-accredited medical school. It is computed based on a number of factors including the admission scores, number of faculties, bar pass rate, acceptance rate, and employment statistics.
California Medical Schools Comparison Table
SchoolRankingFoundedTuitionMCATGPAAcceptance RatePopulation
Stanford University School of MedicinePrivateStanford, CA81908$63,7475193.890.79%496
Kaiser Permanente School of MedicinePrivatePasadena, CA182020$56,3615163.780.43%100
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAPublicLos Angeles, CA191951$52,8305173.851.22%846
UCSF School of MedicinePublicSan Francisco, CA201864$57,3765173.81.79%831
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern CaliforniaPrivateLos Angeles, CA231885$68,4875173.71.95%804
University of California, San Diego School of MedicinePublicLa Jolla, CA241968$53,2005163.771.48%620
University of California, Irvine School of MedicinePublicIrvine, CA281896$50,1845153.781.39%485
California University of Science and MedicinePrivateColton, CA572015$66,0005133.662.05%420
University of California, Davis School of MedicinePublicSacramento, CA791966$54,8935113.71.36%536
California Northstate University College of MedicinePrivateElk Grove, CA842015$68,1415113.61.85%409
Loma Linda University School of MedicinePrivateLoma Linda, CA861909$66,2265103.822.56%753
University of California, Riverside School of MedicinePublicRiverside, CA872008$50,9405103.721.27%329
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and SciencePrivateLos Angeles, CA-1966$67,972--0.00%0