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What GPA do I need in undergrad to be considered for medical school?

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Raquel’s Answer

While I agree with the other's that there is no universal benchmark requirement for GPA, school's do still have high standards for it. And while your activities and MCAT score can help balance out a low GPA, schools also want to see a well rounded applicant and most don't look highly upon an applicant with good activities and a high MCAT score but low GPA. The average GPA for an MD school in this cycle has been 3.7.
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Sakthi’s Answer

Your GPA should be upto the mark of 3.62 .. then u can join for undergrade in med school..
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Rita’s Answer

I think this is a hard question to answer. I agree at least 3.6. Of course the higher, the better. However, lots of schools also look at improvement. My friend did not do as well in his first year of college but gradually improved. They will also consider your MCAT scores. I also feel like your activities matter. What are you passionate about?
I watched an interview with Diane Sawyer and her father told her do something you love even if they never paid you and you will be happy because the money is just icing on the cake.
I heard one student applied to medical school for 7 years!!!! If you really want to do something, you will find a way.
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Ekele’s Answer

The minimum GPA required to be considered for medical school admission varies by school and program, but in general, a competitive GPA for medical school admission is typically around 3.5 or higher. However, it's important to note that admission to medical school is highly competitive, and the average GPA for accepted students is often higher than the minimum required GPA.

In addition to GPA, medical school admissions committees also consider other factors, such as MCAT scores, extracurricular activities, research experience, clinical experience, and letters of recommendation. It's also worth noting that some medical schools have specific GPA requirements for prerequisite courses, such as biology, chemistry, and physics.

Therefore, while a high GPA is important, it's just one factor in the admissions process. It's important to aim for a competitive GPA, but also to focus on developing a well-rounded application that showcases your strengths and experiences.
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Pamela’s Answer

Each school may have its own cutoff but there is no universal benchmark. Schools also take into consideration other activities making students well-rounded humans rather than looking at them in a ranking system. A student with a 3.0 but more community service activities may be ranked higher than another student who has a 4.0 but no concrete evidence of compassion.
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James’s Answer

i agree with the others who have said there isn't a strict gpa number that is set as a cutoff. of course, the higher the better. i also agree with the person who said that improvement over time is considered. i, personally, had a sophomore slump when my grades were poor. i guess hormones kicked in and studying ceased to be the priority for a time. i shined those last 2 years but still only achieved a 3.1 gpa. the mcat score & the interview can also help to pull you across that finish line.
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Vamshee’s Answer

Having good GPA is always better as it shows your current academic performance and good indicator for future performance.
In addition to GPA one with well-rounded job application matters the most which includes your SoP, recommendations and extra curricular activities and what's so unique about you.

Please find the link below which is a great article and must read. Also provides the average GPA and MCAT scores for every medical school in the U.S

https://medicalaid.org/average-gpa-and-mcat-score-for-every-medical-school-in-the-us/#:~:text=The%20average%20GPA%20for%20med%20schools%20overall%20is%203.64%20for,many%20require%203.5%20or%20higher.

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/articles/2018-10-02/how-high-of-a-college-gpa-is-necessary-to-get-into-medical-school

Hope this helps! Wish you all Good luck in future endeavors
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