St. George Medical School (SGU): Average MCAT, Class Size, and More

St. George's University - Caribbean Medical School (SGU)

St. George’s University – Caribbean Medical School (SGU)

This is seriously the most photogenic medical school I have ever seen. How could you beat this view? White-washed walled buildings next to a light-blue ocean.

Location and Contact Information:

General Admissions Information:

  • Average GPA: 3.4
  • Average MCAT: 27

Application Tips:

  • SGU has rolling admissions, which means first come first serve. They admit two classes per year: one in August and the other in January. 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

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

  • 10%


  • SGU’s clinical rotations take place predominantly in the US. They have many affiliated hospitals on the East Coast. SGU’s students have an easier time securing clinical rotation spots than students in other Caribbean schools.


  • As of 2011-2012, SGU’s tuition is roughly $23,000 per trimester. To graduate from SGU, you will have to attend for 10 trimesters. That means the total tuition cost is $230,000. That is more than Harvard Medical School’s tuition cost of $190,000! That’s quite steep. As you can see, you are paying a very high price for this chance to become a doctor. But it offers you the best chance out of the other Caribbean schools.

(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.)

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

picture source: ModernDayGilligan

This article is part of the Get into Medical School series. Click on the link if you want more tips and hints about getting accepted into medical school.


  1. priscilla Gustav says:

    I would like to know the admission requirement for Namibian student because I don’t understand the requirement on the university website. We use symbols and points, I also would like to know if there is any admission test!

    Thank you very much!

    • Alex Ding says:

      Hey Priscilla,

      Most people who attend SGU do so after finishing university. I have heard of some students who got in without getting a college degree.

      There is an admission test, called MCAT.

      The good news is that if you want to go into SGU, it is pretty easy to do so. The bad news is that it could be pretty hard to stay in — a lot of people drop out or fail out.

  2. alkynewwnmi says:

    the info on admission is not clear. what is the requirements for fresh secondary school graduand from nigeria and However why do people drop out or unable to finish? how do I ply for mcat test and what subjects does the test comprises?

    • Alex Ding says:

      I’m not sure if you can enter SGU straight from high school. Why not search for the school’s website and contact the school what you have to do?

      Information on the MCAT is here:

      To sign up for it, I’m not sure if you have to be in the US or not. Again, search for the MCAT website in Google and contact the organization.

      People drop out or cannot finish because it is too hard for them.

  3. We are from India. I am interested to pursue MD program for my son. He passed out 12th std with Indian CBSE syllabus.
    Before joining SGU in Greneda, he has to undergo 1 yr foundation program in SGU, UK. After that they send him to SGU Greneda.

    Since Caribbean schools are for US and Canada citizens, do you advice the program for non-US/Canada students like Indians. Will they get success?

    Appreciate your feedback on this scenario.

  4. Thanks for useful infos. I have a B.A in medical laboratory science and MSc in medical immunology. I look forward to pursue my education in medicine and i have what would it take(if you mean hard work by saying “its hard to stay”).
    I`m married 25 male Iranian citizen living in Iran.

    besides immigration stuff, what do you think about my chances?
    Thanks a lot

  5. Adam S. says:

    I’m applying for the Fall 2016 cycle. For U.S. medical schools I have to apply now, and I’ve heard that the application timeline for Caribbean schools is different. When would be the best time for me to apply to SGU?


    • Hey Adam,

      I was recently accepted into SGU for January 2016 start date. I began my application several months ago. I would recommend starting as early as possible (January is not too early), if you are able.

  6. Vuyolwethu says:

    hi, I would like to know if can I apply now for next year January and can a person apply straight from high school and what are their requirements for 1st year medical students?

  7. Hi there. I applied in the month of September and got the offer in November. So it’ll take some time to process the offer n I not quite sure about the application deadline.You might want to speak with the uni regarding that .
    Since I’m a not a US citizen , I had to have good grades in my A Levels and an IELTS band score of 7.5 or more. According to what I read , US citizen should sit for MCAT

  8. Hello all people!

    I am really interested in applying to this medical school! I have had my eye on it for quite some time! However, I don’t think that my GPA is as competitive as some people would hope. Should I still apply? Medicine is really what i want to pursue in life.

    • What was your GPA? If it is only slightly low, it doesn’t hurt to apply. The worst that can happen is a rejection.

    • Dr Jack Grenan says:

      Apply Apply Apply you will never find out unless you apply! Your cover letter and references will BE VERY IMPORTANT and you may have worked while you attended University or had an illness like I did. Dr Jack Grenan PhD Hypnotherapy, MA Education, MS Psychology.

  9. Ismael Elhasadi says:

    The most important question : am I able to practice medicine in Canada after graduating from this school ?

  10. Hi I’m from Trinidad and I wanted to know what are the specific requirements to study medicine ( cape and cxc subjects needed) and if I would have to write a MCAT entrance exam.

  11. Maha Gingrich says:

    What does it cost in total to do MD including clinical rotations. It is not clear looking at the website. Housing costs are clear. Are you on a semester basis or quarter? Is summer required term?


  12. jacob manamela says:

    I really want to join st George,s medical school….I am from South Africa,could anyone just help me on what the procedures are if I need to be admitted

  13. I am thinking about SGU for MD/PhD. Currently, I am 2 years Med student in US. But I drop out at the end of second years because two of my classes below 70% (I got 68%).
    One thing that I like SGU such as they have tutor to help student on the subject that student needs help (I read from website). How about the weather over there? hurricane ?. and do they accept my year 1 and year 2 transfer? Thanks.

  14. Daniel Frayne says:

    Hello, I am a RPN, registered practical nurse, male, who will be finishing in December, I was interested in going to this medical school, but was just wondering what where the minimum admission requirements to get, in I was considering going back to school to obtain my RN degree and then applying or should I just apply after getting my diploma. Thank you so much!

  15. Dalungcebo Hlongwane says:

    I am currently in the first stages of my application at St George Medical School,my concern is how I am going to fund my fees.Please anyone with suggestions that may help me in funding my fees.

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