Welcome to Washington 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 Washington that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.
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|12|| University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Acceptance rate: 5.7%
MCAT composite score: 10.3
Tuition: Full-time: $25,320 (in-state), Full-time: $54,300 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.68
Total medical school enrollment: 951
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 2.6:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $611.4
Washington State Recent History
The Whitman Massacre sparked off armed clashes between Washington Indians and the US government, known by the name of one of the participating tribes as the Cayusa War. This conflict lasted from 1847 to 1855, and the “Yakama War” that lasted from 1855 to 1858 is considered to be its continuation. The result of the “Indian Wars” in the northwest of the United States was a sharp decrease in the number of indigenous people in the region and their displacement to reservations.
In 1848, a new administrative unit was created within the United States – the Oregon Territory, which included the modern states of Oregon, Idaho and Washington, as well as partially Wyoming and Montana. In 1853, the US Congress decided to create a new territory, and it was originally planned to call it “Columbia”, but in honor of the first President of the United States, it received the name “Washington”.
In 1859, due to inaccuracies in the Oregon Treaty of 1846, a territorial dispute arose again between the United States and England, this time over the ownership of the San Juan Islands. Since 1856, a special Anglo-American commission has been trying to agree on the maritime border between the states, but they could not come to a compromise. Known as the “Pig War,” the conflict erupted after Liman Cutlar, an American farmer on San Juan Island, shot and killed a pig rummaging in his garden. The offending pig belonged to Charles Griffin, an employee of the British Hudson’s Bay Company who lived next door. A trifling matter quickly escalated into a serious interstate clash, which involved thousands of soldiers and warships. Fortunately, the ill-fated pig was the only victim,
Back in 1852, gold was found on the territory of Washington. Although the extraction of this precious metal here has never caused such a stir as during the “gold rushes” in California or Alaska, nevertheless, it was because of gold that many of the immigrants came to Washington in the sixties and seventies of the XIX century.