Medical School Acceptance Calculator

These results ARE…

  • Based on real, raw acceptance rates data from the AAMC over the past several years, including everyone who has applied to a U.S. medical school.
  • Intended to give you a “rough” idea of your…
  • …competitiveness relative to other applicants.
  • Meant to help you avoid making/seeing “what are my chances” posts on destructive sites (like Student Doctor Network, Reddit, etc.), where people brag about their 527 MCAT score and 4.0 gpa.  **Seeing/creating these posts gives a completely distorted view on your actual chances and might discourage you from applying at all (not to mention give you feelings of inferiority when you’re actually in med school), so don’t do it!**
  • Ultimately meant to motivate you to focus on what you can control (i.e. volunteer/direct patient experience, personal statement, secondary applications, interviews, etc.)

These results are NOT…

  • NOT representative of you as an individual applicant. I can’t stress enough that you are so much more than a MCAT score or GPA, and admissions committees know this too (however, it’s your job to show them this)!
  • NOT predictive of how you’ll do in medical school or what your class rank will be (or what specialty you’ll get into, etc.).
  • NOT reflective of how awesome of a doctor you’ll become!

There is no doubt that medical school admissions have become increasingly competitive over the last few years. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented changes in the application process, with interviews, tours and admissions events becoming completely online. However, the number of applicants did not waver, as the pandemic seemed to increase interest in the medical field. 

Between the 2020-2021 and 2022-2023 cycles (according to the AAMC), there were 165,887 applicants, and 68,309 acceptances to MD (allopathic) medical schools, with an acceptance rate of 41.2%. The average acceptance rate to allopathic medical schools in the United States is around 7%, and the average MCAT score for matriculants is 511.9, while the average and science GPAs are 3.75 and 3.67, respectively.

For the 2019-2020 application cycle (according to the AACOM), there were 22,708 applicants and 8,280 matriculants to DO (osteopathic) medical schools, with an acceptance rate of 36.5%. The average acceptance rate to osteopathic medical schools in the United States is around 10%, and the average MCAT score for matriculants is 504.3, while the average and science GPAs are 3.67 and 3.57, respectively. 

While knowing the statistics for past admissions cycles is helpful in determining your competitiveness for medical school and deciding what schools to apply to, keep in mind that there are many facets including extracurricular activities, the personal statement, letters of recommendation, secondary essays and performance during the interview that impact acceptance. Good luck!