Tightest Medical Schools To Admit with the Lowest Acceptance Rate

An acceptance rate is the ratio of the number of admitted or matriculated applicants to the total number of applicants. In general, the medical school acceptance rate is much lower than the rate in general college admission.
In 2022, the medical school acceptance rate is 3.52% over 160 LCME accredited medical school in United States. A total of 989,686 students applied to medical school(s) and 32,874 students enrolled in medical schools.
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine has the lowest acceptance rate of 0.43%. University of Houston College of Medicine and New York University Long Island School of Medicine follow it with 0.50% and 0.55% acceptance rate respectively.
The following table lists the top 25 medical schools having the lowest acceptance rate. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
RankSchoolAcceptance RateApplicantsMatriculatedApplication FeeTuition & FeesMCAT ScoreGPA
1 Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
PrivatePasadena, CA
0.43%8,22950No Fee$56,3615163.78
2 University of Houston College of Medicine
PublicHouston, TX
3 New York University Long Island School of Medicine
PrivateMineola, NY
4 TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
PublicFort Worth, TX
5 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute
PublicRoanoke, VA
6 Stanford University School of Medicine
PrivateStanford, CA
0.79%8,40790No Fee$63,7475193.89
7 Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
PublicAustin, TX
0.81%5,57650No Fee$35,4065133.74
8 Nova Southeastern University Dr Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
PrivateDavie, FL
0.82%6,23951No Fee$69,1425053.6
9 Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine
PrivateHanover, NH
10 Emory University School of Medicine
PrivateAtlanta, GA
11 Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine
PrivateNorth Haven, CT
12 Albany Medical College
PrivateAlbany, NY
12 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
PublicEdinburg, TX
1.04%4,72955No Fee$32,7395083.5
14 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
PrivateMaywood, IL
15 George Washington University Medical School
PrivateWashington, DC
15 Howard University College of Medicine
PrivateWashington, DC
15 Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
PublicBoca Raton, FL
18 Tulane University School of Medicine
PrivateNew Orleans, LA
19 New York University School of Medicine
PrivateNew York, NY
20 Georgetown University School of Medicine
PrivateWashington, DC
21 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
PublicHershey, PA
22 Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
PrivateNashville, TN
23 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
PublicLos Angeles, CA
23 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
PrivateChicago, IL
25 Boston University School of Medicine
PrivateBoston, MA
1.26%11,294158No Fee$72,0795173.69