The top 100 ranked medical universities in the United States show an average MCAT score for accepted applicants to be between 27 and 35. MCAT scores are used in conjunction with grades, coursework, evaluations and other information about an applicants academic preparation for admission consideration.
The Medical College Admissions Test results predict which applicants are most likely to succeed in medical school. A competitive score on the MCAT exam at most medical schools in the United States is roughly 30. Some of the most prestigious schools in the country, the top 20 medical schools on the 100 ranking, require a higher MCAT score between 31 and 38.
The MCAT is a standardized exam encompassing components of physical sciences, verbal reasoning, biological sciences and a writing section. All sections, excluding the writing examples, are multiple choice questions. Multiple choice questions are graded based on the number of correct answers and incorrect answers are not tabulated. The writing section is graded on a 6-point scale by two separate evaluators.