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 the University of Washington as a pre-med, or you are one living in Seattle, you should be looking at the UW School of Medicine as your top choice. It has an excellent network base with many different medical students in Washington and elsewhere. Let’s look at some stats:
- Number of applicants — 5,441
- Number of matriculants — 171
- In-state and out-of-state matriculants — 21.4% / 78.6%
- Average GPA — 3.77
- Average MCAT score — 34.35
Seattle is a great city. It’s one of the cleanest cities because of a recycling tradition they have there; there’s also some beautiful lakes and natural parks nearby, such as Mount Rainier. The only issue is that it is a bit chilly, so bundle up! For information on how you’ll do with your current scores, and what you need to succeed, check out this link here.