Best Medical Schools in California

Welcome to California best medical schools. Our rankings are based on alumni reviews, research scores received, peer institution assessment and admissions statistics including averaged MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA as well as acceptance rates. Below we list top medical schools in California that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.

Best Medical Schools in California

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
4 Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Acceptance rate: 3.0%
MCAT composite score: 11.6
Tuition: Full-time: $45,744
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.77
Total medical school enrollment: 449
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.9:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $329.7
5 University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Acceptance rate: 4.1%
MCAT composite score: 11.4
Tuition: Full-time: $29,856 (in-state), Full-time: $42,101 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.79
Total medical school enrollment: 634
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 3.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $539.6
13 University of California, Los Angeles (Geffen) (Los Angeles, CA)
Acceptance rate: 3.9%
MCAT composite score: 11.6
Tuition: Full-time: $32,781 (in-state), Full-time: $45,026 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.80
Total medical school enrollment: 752
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 3.4:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $552.1
17 University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
Acceptance rate: 5.2%
MCAT composite score: 11.2
Tuition: Full-time: $0 (in-state), Full-time: $12,245 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.69
Total medical school enrollment: 511
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 2.4:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $307.4
34 University of Southern California (Keck) (Los Angeles, CA)
Acceptance rate: 5.0%
MCAT composite score: 11.0
Tuition: Full-time: $48,452
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.64
Total medical school enrollment: 702
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 2.0:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $165.0
42 University of California, Davis (Sacramento, CA)
Acceptance rate: 4.5%
MCAT composite score: 10.3
Tuition: Full-time: $0 (in-state), Full-time: $12,245 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.61
Total medical school enrollment: 405
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.7:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $137.8
45 University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)
Acceptance rate: 5.1%
MCAT composite score: 10.5
Tuition: Full-time: $29,856 (in-state), Full-time: $42,101 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.71
Total medical school enrollment: 437
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.9:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $150.2
105 Touro University California (Vallejo, CA)
Acceptance rate: 6.0%
MCAT composite score: 9.6
Tuition: Full-time: $43,090
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.45
Total medical school enrollment: 546
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions):
113 Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA)
Acceptance rate: 27.2%
MCAT composite score: 9.2
Tuition: Full-time: $47,515
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.53
Total medical school enrollment: 986
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $1.7

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