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’re a pre-med living in Gainesville, Florida and/or attending the University of Florida, you are likely planning on applying to its College of Medicine. Good choice, but it’s a hard pick. Check out these stats to get an idea as to what you’re up against, courtesy of AAMC:
- Number of applicants — 3,333
- Number of matriculants — 133
- In-state and out-of-state matriculants — 97.1% / 2.9%
- Average GPA of students — 3.85
- Average MCAT score — 33
Florida is a beautiful state and Gainesville is no exception. The wildlife is just unlike anything else. In Gainesville alone you have the butterfly rainforest in the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation. Soak in some beautiful sun and visit all the sights, there’s a lot to see. Consider applying and view admissions consulting to see if you have the grades to get in.