Premedicine Information - GPA

Your grade point average (GPA), most specifically the GPA you attain in your science courses is a very important admissions criteria. Most M.D. medical schools admit students between a 3.6-3.7 overall GPA, while D.O. medical schools admit students between 3.4-3.5 GPA, and podiatry schools admit students with an approximate 3.25 GPA.

Grade Point Averages for entrants into the following medical schools:

School
Average GPA of Entrants
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3.73
University of Iowa
3.68
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
3.67
Medical College of Wisconsin
3.71
Mayo Medical School
3.80
University of Minnesota-Duluth
3.55
Southern Illinois University-Springfield
3.51
Washington University - St. Louis
3.82
University of Nebraska
3.70
Des Moines Osteopathic Medicine University
3.49

Your GPA should be calculated for you each year on your transcript, which also allows you to calculate what grades you need to attain a target GPA.