The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required for medical school admissions. The exam tests knowledge in three substantive areas including the the biological sciences, physical sciences, and verbal reasoning.

The following are the average MCAT scores at a few top-ranked medical schools, according to the 2008-2009 edition of the Medical School Admission Requirements book, published by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges):

School Name - Average MCAT
Stanford University School of Medicine - 11.7Q
Washington University School of Medicine - 12.3Q
University of California San Diego - 11.7Q
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - 11Q
Yale University School of Medicine - 11.7Q
Harvard Medical School - 11.7R
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 11.7Q
Baylor College of Medicine - 11.7Q
Dartmouth Medical School - 11Q
Brown University - 11.7Q
University of Texas - Southwestern - 11.3Q
New York University - 11.7Q
University of California, Davis School of Medicine - 11Q
University of Michigan Medical School - 11.7Q
University of Massachusetts Medical School - 11Q

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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