Best Medical Schools in Massachusetts

By | April 29, 2018

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

  • TIMEDICTIONARY: Overview of major cities and towns in Massachusetts. Includes history, population and geographical map of Massachusetts.

Best Medical Schools in Massachusetts

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
1 Harvard University (Boston, MA)
Acceptance rate: 4.1%
MCAT composite score: 12.0
Tuition: Full-time: $47,500
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.87
Total medical school enrollment: 709
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 12.6:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $1,346.3

Harvard University Medical School

31 Boston University (Boston, MA)
Acceptance rate: 5.1%
MCAT composite score: 11.0
Tuition: Full-time: $49,560
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.64
Total medical school enrollment: 727
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.8:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $218.2Boston University Medical School
44 Tufts University (Boston, MA)
Acceptance rate: 8.1%
MCAT composite score: 10.9
Tuition: Full-time: $53,902
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.64
Total medical school enrollment: 800
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 2.0:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $107.6

Tufts University Medical School

51 University of Massachusetts, Worcester (Worcester, MA)
Acceptance rate: 21.2%
MCAT composite score: 10.8
Tuition: Full-time: $8,352 (in-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.66
Total medical school enrollment: 514
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 2.8:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $181.3

University of Massachusetts, Worcester Medical School

Massachusetts Geography

The Charles River, which is 129 km long, originates in Echo Lake near the city of Hopkinton in central Massachusetts and flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Boston Harbor. There are 22 (!) settlements on the banks of the Charles River, this is the most densely populated river basin in New England. On the banks of the Charles River are located including the famous higher educational institutions of Massachusetts – Harvard University, Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Massachusetts has a humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. Precipitation falls fairly evenly throughout the year.

The average temperature for Massachusetts is 27°C in summer and -8°C in winter. The record high temperature recorded in the state capital, Boston, is 40°C, the record low is -28°C).

In general, the climate is milder on the coast, due to the proximity of the ocean, temperature drops are much less.

The Gulf State is quite often hit by the elements – in winter, storm winds occasionally blow from the northeast, and tropical cyclones and hurricanes come in summer and autumn.

More than half of Massachusetts is occupied by forests and parks. On the Atlantic coast (Cape Cod Peninsula, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Islands) it is a pine forest, in the rest of Massachusetts it is deciduous and mixed forests (oak, maple, beech, walnut, pine and other trees).

It is surprising that in the forests of Massachusetts, one of the most densely populated states in the United States, you can find many wild animals, including deer and elk, not to mention many birds and smaller animals.

It is unusually beautiful in New England in general and in Massachusetts in particular in the fall. The foliage of dense forests is painted in bright and rich colors, attracting tourists to the region.