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What is a Good MCAT Score?

What is a good MCAT Score? The kind that will get you into medical school. The MCAT score range breaks down into different categories.

You don’t have to get a perfect MCAT score or even close to perfection to get into medical school. What you do have to get is a good MCAT score. What’s a good score? We break them down into categories below so you can see how competitive you are and what are your best chances at admission. See what MCAT score range you fall into. You don’t have to achieve perfection to have a good MCAT score.

The Top Tier: Total MCAT Score 514-528

Although almost no one gets a perfect MCAT score, the top tier comes close. With scores like these you’ll be competitive for schools like Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, UCLA and the other elite medical schools.

MCAT Total Score: 514-528

  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 129-132

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 129-132

  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior: 129-132

  • Critical Analysis and Reading Skills: 129-132

The Next Best Place To Be: 508-513

At this level, you’re certainly capable of getting more than one admission. You can actually choose where to go.

  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 127-128

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 127-128

  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior: 127-128

  • Critical Analysis and Reading Skills: 127-128

Still in the Race:  500-507

With these scores you have a good chance of admission but it may be close call with some schools. Still, the odds are stacked in your favor.

  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 125-126

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 125-126

  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior: 125-126

  • Critical Analysis and Reading Skills: 125-126

Need More Work: 499 or below

Don’t get discouraged with this kind of score. If you succeeded in a pre-med course, you can certainly master the MCAT Exam. The key is not just to study the right things but to study the right way:                          

Begin by mastering CARS. Seems strange doesn’t it, starting out with verbal reasoning for a science based exam. But mastering CARS first will not only improve your score in that section but will also give you the critical analysis and reasoning skills that will make studying for the other sections of easier and more understandable. The right critical thinking skills will give you a more effective study strategy.

We’re offering a series of Free Online MCAT Prep Classes focusing on CARS to get you started. The free online classes focus on the following topics:

  • Overview of the CARS Exam: What they’re testing and what you need to know to succeed;

  • Finding the Main Idea and Key Ideas quickly and accurately;

  • Analyzing Questions and Answers to make sure you get them right

  • Dealing with Unfamiliar Topics Passages: How to read them quickly and comprehensively.

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Just fill out this form to register for these free MCAT Prep Classes. Our online MCAT prep classes will give you real tools to master CARS.