Best Medical Schools in North Carolina

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
9 Duke University (Durham, NC)
Acceptance rate: 5.0%
MCAT composite score: 11.4
Tuition: Full-time: $46,261
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.75
Total medical school enrollment: 413
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 3.5:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $328.8

Duke University Medical School

23 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Acceptance rate: 3.6%
MCAT composite score: 10.7
Tuition: Full-time: $13,971 (in-state), Full-time: $39,326 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.62
Total medical school enrollment: 771
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.7:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $259.9

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Medical School

43 Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Acceptance rate: 3.6%
MCAT composite score: 10.7
Tuition: Full-time: $41,385
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.58
Total medical school enrollment: 481
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 2.0:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $144.7

Wake Forest University Medical School

91 East Carolina University (Brody) (Greenville, NC)
Acceptance rate: 15.9%
MCAT composite score: 10.0
Tuition: Full-time: $10,537 (in-state), Full-time: $37,222 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.60
Total medical school enrollment: 308
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.3:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $9.6

East Carolina University Medical School

Nature in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina is located in the South of the United States and belongs to the South Atlantic States of the United States. The territory of the state of North Carolina is 139,390 km 2 (twenty-eighth place among the states of the USA).

North Carolina borders the states of Virginia to the north, Tennessee to the west, Georgia and South Carolina to the south. In the east, the coast of North Carolina is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

North Carolina is located in the United States Eastern Time Zone.

There are three main physiographic regions in North Carolina: the Appalachian ranges in the west, the Piedmont Plateau in the central part of the state, and the coastal lowland in the east.

The western counties of North Carolina are often called the “Land in the Clouds”, several ranges of the Appalachian mountain system stretch across their territory, including the Great Smoky (here, as well as in neighboring Tennessee, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States – Great Smoky Mountains), Blue Ridge (“Blue Ridge”), Brushy Mountains and others. In the Black Mountains (Black Mountains), at 2,037 meters above sea level, Mount Mitchell rises – the highest mountain of the Appalachians (and the highest point in the United States east of the Mississippi).

The mountains of North Carolina are covered with dense forests, both deciduous (oak, birch, beech, hickory, maple) and coniferous (pines, spruces and firs). Black bears, white-tailed deer, elks, lynxes, raccoons, otters, minks, flying squirrels live in the numerous reserves located here – more than sixty species of mammals in total, as well as more than two hundred and forty species of birds, many varieties of fish and reptiles.

One of the most picturesque in the United States of America and a very popular hiking route, the Appalachian Trail, passes through the mountain peaks of North Carolina, which begins in Georgia and runs along almost the entire mountain range through the states of Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Another very famous tourist attraction in western North Carolina is the Blue Ridge Parkway, a highway that runs along the Blue Ridge.

The eastern foothills of the Appalachians merge into the Piedmont Plateau, a rolling plain that drops from about three hundred meters above sea level in the west to a hundred in the east. In some places, individual mountains rise above the plain, heavily destroyed by erosion (the most famous of them is Pilot Mountain, whose height is 738 meters).