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Medical Schools in New Jersey

Medical Schools in New Jersey

By Ola Baczynski

New Jersey recently opened its newest medical school in 2018, the Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. This increases the number of medical schools in New Jersey to five, four of which are allopathic, and one of which is osteopathic. Although New Jersey medical schools tend to accept a majority of in-state applicants, out-of-state students have a shot at picking up about a quarter of the medical seats in the state.

Let’s take a look at all the medical schools in New Jersey :

Allopathic Medical Schools in New Jersey

Allopathic Medical Schools in New Jersey
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • (UMDNJ) Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-New Brunswick
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – Newark
  • Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

Osteopathic Medical Schools in New Jersey

Osteopathic Medical Schools in New Jersey
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

How Competitive are you for Medical School Admissions in New Jersey?

How Competitive are you for Medical School Admissions in New Jersey?

To determine your competitiveness for a New Jersey medical school you must review the average MCATs and GPAs for accepted students as well as the medical school acceptance rates. For out of state students, it is important to pay attention to how many out of state students are interviewed and what percentage are in the entering class each year.

So, how difficult is it to get accepted into a New Jersey medical school? Let’s review the data. Below are the average MCAT scores and GPAs, interview rates for in state and out of state applicants, acceptance rates, percent of entering class that is in state, and tuition for all medical schools in New Jersey.

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Admissions Statistics for Allopathic Medical Schools in New Jersey

Below we list the following Ohio medical school admissions data, if available:

  • Medical schools in New Jersey average GPA
  • Medical schools in New Jersey average MCAT
  • Medical schools in New Jersey interview rate(s) (in state and out of state applicants)
  • Medical schools in New Jersey acceptance rate
  • Medical schools in New Jersey percent of entering class in state
  • Medical schools in New Jersey tuition (in state and out of state applicants)

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

GPA 3.7
MCAT 508
Interview Rate(s) 15.4% in-state | 4.4% out-state
Acceptance Rate 72.9%
Percent of Entering Class In State NA
Tuition $40,005 in-state | $62,402 out-state

 

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-New Brunswick

GPA 3.68
MCAT 513
Interview Rate(s) 50.8% in-state | 5.3% out-state
Acceptance Rate 77.9%
Percent of Entering Class In State 8%
Tuition $41,830 in-state | $63,590 out-state

 

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School- Newark

GPA 3.74
MCAT 514
Interview Rate(s) 33.0% in-state| 5.7% out-state
Acceptance Rate 75.4%
Percent of Entering Class In State 7.6%
Tuition $41,664 in-state | $63,424 out-state

 

Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

GPA NA
MCAT NA
Interview Rate(s) NA
Acceptance Rate NA
Percent of Entering Class In State NA
Tuition NA

Admissions Statistics for Osteopathic Medical Schools in New Jersey

Admissions Statistics for Osteopathic Medical Schools in New Jersey

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

GPA 3.7
MCAT 508
Interview Rate(s) 38.8% in-state | 32.9% out-state
Acceptance Rate 74.8%
Percent of Entering Class In State 6.5%
Tuition $40,005 in-state | $62,402 out-state

New Jersey Medical School Acceptance: Increase your chances

New Jersey Medical School Acceptance Increase your chances

So, what can you do to increase your chances of getting accepted into a New Jersey medical school?

Although the figures for the Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine have not been released, one of the missions of the school is to recruit and maintain New Jersey students, so it can be assumed this institution will follow the trend of favoring mostly in-state students. That being said, New Jersey medical schools do interview and accept a handful of out-of-state students. Students with GPAs or MCAT scores above a school’s average may have a better chance at landing an interview. When evaluating how competitive you are, be honest with yourself. Are your MCAT and GPA close to the metrics for accepted students? If not, consider retaking your MCAT or enhancing your GPA. Both Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have high MCAT averages above 89%, so consider this when generating a list of schools you want to apply to. Because the schools are geared toward favoring in-state students, tuition is higher for out-of-state students, so keep that in mind when submitting your primary applications this June!