Best Medical Schools in South Carolina

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to South 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina. Includes history, population and geographical map of South Carolina.

Best Medical Schools in South Carolina

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
58 Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)
Acceptance rate: 12.8%
MCAT composite score: 10.0
Tuition: Full-time: $35,306 (in-state), Full-time: $61,770 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.64
Total medical school enrollment: 695
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.7:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $105.1

Medical University of South Carolina

88 University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Acceptance rate: 5.9%
MCAT composite score: 9.4
Tuition: Full-time: $31,820 (in-state), Full-time: $71,360 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.62
Total medical school enrollment: 346
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.7:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $12.1

University of South Carolina Medical School

South Carolina Geography

The easternmost part of South Carolina is the Coastal Plain, part of the Atlantic Lowland. Along with a large number of marshes, there are also fertile soils that are excellent for farming. The coastal plains are home to several nature reserves, including South Carolina’s only Congaree National Park.

The northern part of the coast of South Carolina (about a hundred kilometers from the border with North Carolina to Georgetown) is an arcing strip of sandy beaches, called the “Grand Strand”. To the south are the mouths of the Santi and Pee Dee rivers, and many other, smaller ones. The terrain here becomes swampy, and the coastline is heavily indented with labyrinths of bays. The Savannah River forms most of the border between South Carolina and Georgia.

In the south, along the coast, a chain of barrier islands Sea Islands stretches, the largest of which is Jones Island (about 220 km 2, more than Long Island in New York State or Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts).

South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with long hot summers and very mild winters. Precipitation here is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, and on the coast and in the central regions (more exposed to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean), summer is more rainy than in the western districts. In the mountainous regions, snow falls every year; in the east of the state, this is a fairly rare occurrence.

The average temperature of the coldest winter month in Greenville, located in the foothills of the Appalachians, is from 0°C to 11°C, and the hottest summer month is from 21°C to 32°C. In the capital of South Carolina, Columbia, in January, the temperature usually ranges from 1°C to 13°C, and in July – from 22°C to 34°C. On the coast of the state, in Charleston, winter temperatures range from 3°C to 15°C, and in summer – from 23°C to 331°C.

South Carolina, like other Atlantic states in the United States, is often hit by the elements, primarily hurricanes and tropical storms. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are also not uncommon here.