Ross Medical School (Ross): Average MCAT, Class Size, and More

Location and Contact Information:

General Admissions Information:

  • Average GPA: 3.4
  • Average MCAT: 25

Application Tips:

  • Ross has rolling admissions, which means first come first serve. They admit three classes per year. Do not feel rushed to send out the application if you are not ready. You will not have to wait long if you miss one application cycle.

Class Size (per trimester):

  • 400 – 600

Attrition Rate (people who leave and do not graduate from the school):

  • 40% – 50%

Rotations:

  • Ross’ clinical rotations take place predominantly in the US. They have many affiliated hospitals, which are pretty much all over the US. Students have complained about it being hard to secure clinical rotation spots.

Tuition:

  • As of 2011-2012, Ross Medical School’s tuition is $17,000 – $18,000 per trimester. There are a total of 10 trimesters (not semesters). The total tuition for the medical education is $180,000, which is comparable to a private medical school in the US.

(Disclaimer: I wrote this article in 2011 or 2012. A lot of the statistics could have changed since then. However, I do not have a better impartial source comparing all the schools, which is why I resorted to some random AUC student’s blog as a source of data for class size and attrition rate. It may or may not be accurate. Do your own research when choosing a Caribbean school. And if you can, go to an American medical school — DO or MD.)

Update: In the middle of 2017, a representative from Ross asked me to include updated information, so I am copying straight from the e-mail:

Student Retention – 89%
Of the students who matriculated between January 2013 and September 2015, 89% are still enrolled.

Clinical Rotations – 100%
100% of our clinical students are assigned to a tracked clinical location where they complete all of their core rotations in a single geographic location. Additionally, many students complete their electives at the same hospitals.

Class Size Range – 200 – 450

(I did not verify the accuracy of the information so make sure to do your own research.)

Check out my ranking for the top Caribbean medical schools to see how this school compares to the others.

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