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 are a pre-med living in Davis, California or are attending the University of California-Davis, then you are likely thinking of applying to the UC Davis School of Medicine. You can’t go wrong with the medical schools in California, they’re all in some beautiful areas and are well worth the tuition prices if you can afford them. Here are the stats:
- Number of applicants — 5,901
- Number of matriculants — 104
- In-state and out-of-state matriculants — 60.1% / 39.9%
- Average GPA of students — 3.71
- Average MCAT score — 33
Although most of California is expensive, Davis is a relatively cheap place to live in a low-crime area. It’s very much a small “college town” with plenty of restaurants, delis, and cafes. It’s also close to the capital, Sacramento, which has a lively nightlife on the weekends for you to explore. So be sure to consider UC Davis and make sure your own credentials are set to stack up against the other candidates that are also applying.