Welcome to Indiana 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 Indiana that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.
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Acceptance rate: 14.1%
MCAT composite score: 10.2
Tuition: Full-time: $31,135 (in-state), Full-time: $46,419 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.72
Total medical school enrollment: 1,299
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.4:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $118.3
History of Indiana
On the lands of Indiana, as well as in other states of the USA, long before the appearance of Europeans in America, numerous Indian peoples lived. Until about 1500, in southern Indiana, in the Ohio River Valley, lived the Indians of the “Mississippian culture”, also known as “mound builders”. A characteristic feature of these tribes was the creation of high earthen mounds with flat tops, on which various buildings were built. To this day, several such mounds have survived near the city of Evansville in southwestern Indiana, called Angel Mounds.
Since the thirties of the XX century, archaeological research has been carried out in the Angel Mounds area, thanks to which scientists have learned a lot about the life of the Indians. In 1964, Angel Mounds was designated a US National Historic Landmark.
The descendants of the “mound builders” on the lands of Indiana were the Algonquian peoples – Shawnee (Shawnee), Miami, Wea and others. In the middle of the 17th century, during the “Beaver Wars”, the Algonquian tribes were driven out by the Iroquois.
In 1679, the famous pioneer René de La Salle became the first European explorer of Indiana. Following him, French traders came to Indiana, buying furs from the Indians and selling firearms to them. The French supported the Algonian tribes in the war with the Iroquois, and armed clashes between the Indians in Indiana continued until the beginning of the 18th century.
An extremely important trade route for the French passed through Indiana, connecting the colonies of Canada in the north and Louisiana in the south. To protect it, as well as to combat the ever-increasing influence of the British colonies in the east, a number of fortified outposts were built in Indiana. One of the first were built near the modern city of West Lafayette, Fort Quateno and Fort Miami, which has grown today into the second most populous city in the state of Fort Wayne.
In the first half of the 18th century, Indiana, which was part of the colony of New France, was considered part of the so-called “Ohio Country”, which also included the lands of the modern state of Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northwestern West Virginia. It was disputes over control of these lands that served as one of the causes of the French and Indian War, which began in 1754. Despite the active support of the Indians, the French could not resist the British and already in 1761 were expelled from Indiana. In 1763, after the end of the war and the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the lands of Indiana officially passed to Great Britain.