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 :
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 New Jersey 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
|Interview Rate(s)||15% in-state | 3.5% out-state|
|Percent of Entering Class In State||72%|
|Tuition||$40,479 in-state | $64,240 out-state|
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-New Brunswick
|Interview Rate(s)||20% in-state | 3% out-state|
|Percent of Entering Class In State||80%|
|Tuition||$43,995 in-state | $67,885 out-state|
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School- Newark
|Interview Rate(s)||26.0% in-state| 6.3% out-state|
|Percent of Entering Class In State||82.5%|
|Tuition||$43,345 in-state | $66,882 out-state|
Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
|Interview Rate(s)||20.6% instate|4.7% OOS|
|Percent of Entering Class In State||59%|
Admissions Statistics for Osteopathic Medical Schools in New Jersey
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
|Interview Rate(s)||32% in-state | 4.6% out-state|
|Percent of Entering Class In State||69%|
|Tuition||$41,339 in-state | $66,324 out-state|
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?
A mission of New Jersey’s newest medical school, Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine, is to recruit and maintain New Jersey students. All New Jersey medical school heavily favor in state residents.
That 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 average MCAT scores for accepted applicants, 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!