Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School is arguably the best medical school in the United States, ranking number 1 in the 2011 US World and News Report medical school rankings.
Harvard Medical School Basic Information
- Name: Harvard Medical School
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Public or Private: Private
- School Website: Click here
- Extremely Competitive. As with any of the higher ranked medical schools, Harvard admissions are
competitive. Selection factors include academic factors (MCAT and GPA), medical school personal statement, extracurricular activities, summer occupation, life experiences, experiences in the health field (research or community work) and letters of evaluation. For information on how the medical school admissions work and
how to be a great applicant, click here.
- Average MCAT: Verbal: 10.76 Physical Science: 12.48 Biological Science: 12.36. Total: 35.6
- Average GPA: 3.8
- Students come from many states and countries. As a private medical school, Harvard does not give preference to students
from Massachusetts or anywhere else. They are committed to selecting a diverse class that represents the American people that the class will serve.
- For full information from the admissions website, click here
Harvard Medical School Financial Information
- Tuition: $45,050, plus various fees. Total cost of attendance including living expenses is $66,600.
- Loans: Federal loans are available as with other US medical schools.
Harvard medical school, as other medical schools, counts on you and your family to provide as much of the cost as possible. They use a concept called the Unit Loan to make sure the students with the highest need have priority for scholarships. Harvard medical school has several need-based scholarships and low-interest loan programs. For more information on this, click here.
- Cost of Living: The cost of living is very high. Harvard gives a budget of $18,600 for living
expenses, which averages to $1,550 per month for rent, food and transportation. One current Harvard medical school student pays $1,400 per month for an apartment but splits the cost with her roommate. There is a graduate dorm across the street from the school where you will pay about $750 per month for rent.
Get Accepted to Harvard Medical School
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