10 medical schools with the lowest acceptance rates

The average acceptance rate for 2017-18 medical school candidates was 7 percent, according to data gathered by U.S. News & World Report.

For the publication's annual survey, U.S. News compiled data submitted by 120 ranked medical schools. Among the top 10 schools with the lowest acceptance rates, the average rate of acceptance was 2.8 percent.

The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine topped the list with an average acceptance rate of 2.1 percent, up from 1.8 percent during the 2016-17 school year. Roughly 8,000 incoming medical school students submitted applications to the Rochester, Minn.-based school. Of those, only 168 students were accepted.

Here are the top 10 ranked medical schools where the lowest proportion of applicants for fall 2017 were admitted, according to U.S. News. Unranked schools were not considered for the report.

1. Mayo Clinic — 2.1 percent acceptance rate
2. Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine — 2.3 percent
3. Florida State University School of Medicine (Tallahassee) — 2.6 percent
4. Wake Forest School of Medicine (Winston-Salem, N.C.) — 2.8 percent
5. George Washington University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) — 2.9 percent
6. Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) — 2.9 percent
7. UC Davis School of Medicine (Sacramento, Calif.) — 2.9 percent
8. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Los Angeles) — 3.2 percent
9. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (Providence, R.I.) — 3.2 percent
10. UC San Diego School of Medicine (La Jolla, Calif.) — 3.2 percent

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