Pre-med Majors

Which major is most likely to get into medical school?

Which major is most likely to get into medical school?

So if we don't have to major in biology, what should we major in?  Let's start by examining the data about which majors have the highest acceptance rates to medical school.

The top 3 majors are pretty close - humanities, math, and physical sciences majors all have a solidly-above-average (46-48%) acceptance rate.  Sitting right at average are social sciences, biology, and "other" majors, all with a 40-42% acceptance rate.  And bringing up the rear are "health sciences" majors.

Do I Have to Major in Biology if I Want to go to Medical School?

Do I Have to Major in Biology if I Want to go to Medical School?

What should I major in?  It's one of those personal questions like, "Which person should I date?" that no one can answer for you.  Sure, others can give you advice. "Your boyfriend's breath smells like cheese"  or "That person is a total jerk."  But in the end, it's your decision to make.  What you major in is how you spend a significant chunk of your college life, so it's important to your happiness to (try to) get this question right.

The good news: it doesn't matter what you major in for getting into medical school.