Medical Schools in New Jersey

Updated: April 3, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in New Jersey including their admission statistics and course requirements. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in New Jersey.

New Jersey is conveniently located at the geographic center of the Northeast Boston-Washington corridor, being equidistant from Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Because of its proximity to these major urban centers, New Jersey has a rapidly growing and diverse population. New Jersey's diverse patient presentations and closeness to major research centers and universities makes it an ideal location for a medical student to pursue his or her education.

Medical Schools in NJ:

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is a relatively new medical school in New Jersey established in 2012. Their mission is "to providing humanistic education in the art and science of medicine within a scientific and scholarly community in which inclusivity, excellence in patient care, innovative teaching, research, and service to our community are valued." Cooper Medical School uses the following criteria to select individuals for interview:

  • State of residence
  • GPA:
  • Work/life experiences:
  • Personal Competencies
  • MCAT

 Location: Camden, NJ

Course requirements

  • Biology, 2 courses with lab:  2 semesters
  • Chemistry, 2 courses with lab: 2 semesters 
  • English/Composition: 1 semester

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry: 1 semester
  • Organic Chemistry, with lab: 2 semesters
  • Physics, with lab: 2 semesters 
  • Ethics: 1 semester 
  • Behavioral Science: 1 semester 
  • Biostatistics: 1 semester 
  • Humanities: 2 semesters 
  • Spanish: 2 semesters 

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT: No minimum

Minimum accepted GPA: No minimum

Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

Established in 2015, The Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University is New Jersey's only private medical school. Their mission is "to develop our students, residents, faculty, and healthcare environment to deliver the highest quality care for all." Each year, roughly 2000 applicants compete for 60 available spots. Admissions committee is looking to select applicants with the following characteristics: 

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Resilience
  • Servant Leadership
  • Intellectual Pursuit
  • Integrity
  • Passion for the field of medicine
  • Self-motivated
  • Adaptable
  • Takes Initiative
  • Personal responsibility and accountability
  • Written and oral communication
  • Team management aptitude

 Location: Nutley, NJ

Course requirements

  • 3 semesters of humanities, social, and behavior sciences
  • Biology with lab: 2 semesters
  • Inorganic chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
  • 2 semesters with laboratory selected from the following:
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • 1 semester of each of the following:
  • English Composition
  • Literature
  • Mathematics/Science-related such as, but not limited to:
  • Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Calculus

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: N/A

Average accepted GPA: N/A

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Established in 1954, the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School mission is "to educate students, physicians, and scientists to meet society’s current and future healthcare needs through patient-centered education; pioneering research; innovative clinical, rehabilitative and preventive care; and collaborative community outreach."

Location: Newark, NJ

Course requirements

  • General Biology with lab: 2 semesters
  • General Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
  • General Physics with lab: 2 semesters
  • English/ Writing Intensive Coursework: 2 semesters

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry: 1 semester
  • Calculus: 1 semester
  • Genetics: 1 semester
  • Statistics: 1 semester

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 513

Average accepted GPA: 3.68

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Established in 1961, The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's mission is "to transform health care for New Jersey and the nation through innovation and excellence in education, research, patient- and family-centered care and addressing the health of our diverse community." The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School assess candidates based on the following:

  • Academic achievement in a balanced undergraduate education
  • Results of the MCAT
  • Pre-professional committee evaluations
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Motivation
  • Character
  • Interview
  • Other recommendations

Location: Piscataway, NJ

Course requirements

  • Biology or Zoology with lab: 2 semesters
  • Inorganic or General Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry with lab: 1 semester
  • Biochemistry: 1 semester
  • Physics with lab: 2 semesters
  • College Mathematics: 2 semesters
  • English: 2 semesters

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 511

Average accepted GPA: 3.64

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