Welcome to West 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 West Virginia that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.
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|90|| West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
Acceptance rate: 7.0%
MCAT composite score: 9.5
Tuition: Full-time: $23,118 (in-state), Full-time: $49,728 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.71
Total medical school enrollment: 430
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.6:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $18.8
|112|| West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV)
Acceptance rate: 12.4%
MCAT composite score: 8.0
Tuition: Full-time: $19,950 (in-state), Full-time: $49,950 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.45
Total medical school enrollment: 813
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 0.1:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $0.0
Nature of West Virginia
The state of West Virginia is located in the South of the United States and belongs to the South Atlantic states. Territory of the state of West Virginia – 62,755 km 2 (41st place among the states of the USA).
West Virginia is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland to the northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest.
West Virginia is part of the United States Eastern Time Zone.
West Virginia is located entirely within the Appalachian mountain range, which is why it received the nickname “Mountain State”.
The average land elevation of West Virginia is about 460 meters above sea level, more than any other state east of the Mississippi River.
There are four main physiographic regions on the territory of West Virginia: the Potomac Highlands in the east, the Allegheny Mountains and the Allegheny Plateau in the central part of the state, and the Ohio River Valley in the west.
The eastern counties of West Virginia, known as the Potomac Highlands, are one of the most scenic regions of the Central Appalachians. The highlands got their name from the Potomac River, which originates here. The region is located in the physical-geographical province of Ridge and Valley (“Ridges and Valleys”), where steep mountain ranges alternate with almost flat valleys.