Best Medical Schools in Illinois

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to Illinois 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 Illinois that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.

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Best Medical Schools in Illinois

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
10 University of Chicago (Pritzker) (Chicago, IL)
Acceptance rate: 4.9%
MCAT composite score: 12.0
Tuition: Full-time: $42,294
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.80
Total medical school enrollment: 377
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 2.3:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $289.7University of Chicago Medical School
19 Northwestern University (Feinberg) (Chicago, IL)
Acceptance rate: 7.1%
MCAT composite score: 11.6
Tuition: Full-time: $46,258
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.76
Total medical school enrollment: 710
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 2.5:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $253.7Northwestern University Medical School
62 Rush University (Chicago, IL)
Acceptance rate: 5.6%
MCAT composite score: 10.2
Tuition: Full-time: $46,812
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.65
Total medical school enrollment: 549
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $61.5

Rush University Medical School

65 University of Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Acceptance rate: 12.9%
MCAT composite score: 10.2
Tuition: Full-time: $33,000 (in-state), Full-time: $70,472 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.59
Total medical school enrollment: 1,402
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.6:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $85.2

University of Illinois Medical School

104 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL)
Acceptance rate: N/A
MCAT composite score: 9.5
Tuition: Full-time: $46,873
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.55
Total medical school enrollment: 753
Full-time faculty-student ratio: N/A
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions):

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Population of Illinois

About 12,870,000 people live in the state of Illinois (fifth most populous among U.S. states and first in the Midwest). The average population density in Illinois is about 90 people per km 2 (twelfth place in the USA).

The largest cities in Illinois are Chicago (more than 2,700,000 residents, third place in the list of the largest cities in the USA), Aurora (Aurora, about 200,000 residents), Rockford (about 155,000 residents), Joliet (about 150,000 residents, the fastest growing city Illinois) and Naperville (more than 140,000 residents). About 120,000 people live in the state capital, Springfield.

The largest urban agglomeration in the state has grown around Chicago (more than 9,500,000 people, third place in the list of US metropolitan areas. In addition to the cities of Illinois (Jolith, Naperville and others), it also includes the settlements of neighboring Wisconsin and Indiana. Several cities in the south in the west of the state are part of the metropolitan area, the center of which is St. Louis, Missouri.

The racial composition of the population of Illinois:

  • White – 71.5%
  • Blacks (African Americans) – 14.5%
  • Asians – 4.6%
  • Native Americans (Indians or Eskimos of Alaska) – 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Oceanian – less than 0.1%
  • Other races – 6.7%
  • Two or more races – 2.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – about 15.8%

The largest ethnic (national) groups among the population of the state of Illinois:

  • Germans – 21.1%
  • Irish – 13.3%
  • Poles – 7.9%
  • English – 6.7%
  • Italians – 6.4%
  • “Americans” – 4.6%
  • Swedes – 2.4%
  • French – 2.2%
  • Dutch – 1.6%

The largest population groups in the state of Illinois by religion:

  • Christians – more than 60%, including:
    • Catholics – about 30%
    • Protestants – more than 30%, including:
      • Lutherans – about 4.5%
      • Baptists – about 3.5%
      • Methodists – about 3%
      • Presbyterian – about 1.5%
    • Jews – about 2%
    • Muslims – about 1%