Welcome to Virginia 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 Virginia that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.
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|25|| University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Acceptance rate: 13.8%
MCAT composite score: 11.4
Tuition: Full-time: $41,489 (in-state), Full-time: $51,161 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.76
Total medical school enrollment: 601
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.6:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $132.1
|71|| Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Acceptance rate: 6.5%
MCAT composite score: 9.9
Tuition: Full-time: $27,345 (in-state), Full-time: $41,273 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.58
Total medical school enrollment: 790
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.7:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $81.4
|92|| Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, VA)
Acceptance rate: 6.7%
MCAT composite score: 10.2
Tuition: Full-time: $28,820 (in-state), Full-time: $55,276 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.51
Total medical school enrollment: 500
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.8:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $4.7
|93|| Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Acceptance rate: 12.1%
MCAT composite score: 8.5
Tuition: Full-time: $37,080
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.57
Total medical school enrollment: 919
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $0.2
History of the State of Virginia – Mother of Presidents
Virginia suffered greatly from the war, houses, plantations, railroads were destroyed; many people were left homeless and unemployed. Post-war reconstruction began in the state, black residents of Virginia received freedom (although they remained practically “second-class people”), a new Constitution was adopted. In January 1870, Virginia rejoined the United States of America.
In the postwar decades, Virginia’s economy experienced rapid growth. The invention and widespread use of mechanized cigarette manufacturing technology made Richmond the center of tobacco production at the end of the 19th century, large new shipyards opened, and dairy farming developed on state farms. In 1901, the only three-level railroad crossing in the United States was built in Richmond – clear evidence of the rapid development of the transport infrastructure of the “Old Dominion”.
Already in the late XIX – early XX centuries in Virginia, considerable attention was paid to the preservation of a rich historical heritage – the basis for the future development of the tourism industry. In 1907, the state hosted a major “Jamestown Exhibition” to commemorate the tercentenary of the ” First Landing ” and the founding of the oldest English colony in North America. Later, the infrastructure created for the exhibition was used to create the largest US naval base in Norfolk.
Due to the fact that the economy of Virginia was largely focused on the production of consumer goods (food, tobacco, textiles, etc), the state survived the years of the Great Depression relatively easily. The famous Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge National Park Road were created in the 1930s and are extremely popular today among tourists.
During World War II, the state’s economy experienced another boom. In addition to the fact that thousands of people in the factories and factories of the state were busy fulfilling military orders, several large defense facilities were opened in Virginia, including the world’s largest office building, built in 1941-43 for the US Department of Defense, the famous Pentagon.
In the second half of the last century, many new federal facilities appeared in Virginia (especially in the northern counties located near Washington, DC), including the US Central Intelligence Agency in Langley.
Virginia (of course, along with Alabama, Florida and other states) stood at the origins of the US space program. As early as 1945, a test center owned by the US National Aeronautics Board was established on Wallops Island, located near the Atlantic coast of the Delmarva Peninsula. After the formation of the American space agency NASA, a spaceport was built here, from which, in particular, in 1959-60, several rockets of the Little Joe model were launched in preparation for the first flight of an American astronaut. Now on Wallops Island, in addition to NASA facilities, there is also a commercial Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
In addition, NASA’s oldest Langley Research Center is located in Hampton. It was here, before the opening of the control center in Houston, Virginia, in 1962, that the headquarters of the American manned flight program “Mercury” was located.