This is part of an ongoing series on some of the most popular colleges for pre-meds and med students. You are welcome to add your comments and suggestions! -Don Osborne
If you currently attend Brigham Young University as a pre-med, or live in the Salt Lake City area, the University of Utah should be your medical school of choice since it’s close and cheaper than most. Here are some stats on its School of Medicine:
- Number of applicants — 1,535
- Number of matriculants — 102
- In-state and out-of-state matriculants — 77.5% / 22.5%
- Average GPA — 3.74
- Average MCAT score — 32
Utah University’s School of Medicine is not as top-tier as other medical schools. However, if you live in the Salt Lake City Area, this is likely your most affordable option. The surrounding city life is very lively and will keep you occupied, with plenty of parades and events happening practically all the time. If you’re looking to attend, be sure to check get some help to make sure you get the grades you need to get in.