Best Medical Schools in Missouri

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
6 Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Acceptance rate: 10.1%
MCAT composite score: 12.4
Tuition: Full-time: $50,510
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.85
Total medical school enrollment: 490
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 3.5:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $372.3

Washington University in St. Louis Medical School

70 St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
Acceptance rate: 8.2%
MCAT composite score: 10.7
Tuition: Full-time: $46,510
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.69
Total medical school enrollment: 709
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.8:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $22.9St. Louis University Medical School
74 University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Acceptance rate: 9.8%
MCAT composite score: 10.1
Tuition: Full-time: $25,265 (in-state), Full-time: $50,307 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.78
Total medical school enrollment: 391
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.5:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $25.5

University of Missouri Medical School

Recent History of Missouri

A significant part of the settlers came to new lands from the southern states of the United States, the Missouri River region, where most of them settled and farmed using the labor of black slaves, even received the name “Little Dixie” (by analogy with “Dixie”, as the South of the USA was called generally). The main crops on Missouri plantations then were hemp, tobacco, and cotton.

In 1811 – 1812, a series of violent tremors occurred in southeast Missouri, known as the “New Madrid earthquake”. It was the strongest earthquake in the eastern part of the United States in the history of the country, in some sections of the waters of the Mississippi turned back their course, in Virginia and Pennsylvania people were awakened by tremors, in Washington, D.C., the road surface was broken, in Massachusetts church swayed and called bells, and chimneys fell in Maine .

In 1812, after the formation of the state of Louisiana, the territory of the same name received a new name – Missouri. During the war between Great Britain and the United States of 1812-15, known as the “second war of independence”, several battles took place on the lands of the Missouri Territory, which was then one of the westernmost regions of the United States.

Very important for the development of the Missouri economy was the development of the Mississippi steamship service, which connected the upper reaches of the Ohio River (in particular Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania) with New Orleans and other cities in the Gulf of Mexico. The first steamboat arrived in St. Louis in 1817, and in 1834 two hundred and thirty steamboats regularly ran the Mississippi.

In 1818, the legislators of the Missouri Territory petitioned the US Congress to admit Missouri to the United States as a new state, in which slavery would be legal. But during this period, the supreme legislative body of the United States of America sought to maintain a balance between the number of “slave” and “free” states. After much debate, in 1820 Congress adopted the so-called “Missouri Compromise”, according to which two states were to be admitted to the union of American states at the same time, in one of which slavery was allowed, and the other was prohibited. For Missouri, which became the twenty-fourth US state in 1821, Maine became such a “paired” state. Missouri became the first state to lie entirely west of the Mississippi.

In 1835, in the town of Florida, Missouri, one of the most famous American writers was born, whose books people all over the world have been reading for more than a hundred years – Mark Twain.

In 1836, the US government entered into an agreement with the Indian tribes, according to which the Indians ceded their lands east of the Missouri River to the Americans in exchange for monetary and material compensation and moved even further west. In 1837, these new counties in the northwest, larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, were incorporated into the state of Missouri, then the largest in the United States.

In the 1930s, tensions grew in Missouri between adherents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, known as Mormons, and adherents of other denominations. In 1838, this tension escalated into a series of armed clashes that became known in history as the “Missouri War of the Mormons.” As a result of this conflict, twenty-two people died, and the Mormons (of whom there were more than ten thousand in Missouri at that time) were forced to leave the state.

After the start of the gold rush in California, the number of migrants moving to the Pacific increased dramatically. For most of them, Missouri was the starting point on a long and dangerous journey through unexplored lands. From St. Joseph, Missouri, riding couriers of the famous Pony Express postal service began their journey, delivering correspondence from the eastern regions of the United States through Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada to distant California in just ten days (by the way, by the Pony Express courier “worked at one time and the famous Buffalo Bill). Today, the significant role of the state in the development of the US West is reminded by the Gateway to the West arch in St. Louis, which is the hallmark of the city and the state.