Medical College of Georgia is a public medical school located in Augusta, Georgia. The college was founded in 1828 as one of the nation’s first medical schools and is now Georgia’s only public medical school. MCG is the flagship college of Georgia Health Sciences University.
Medical College of Georgia offers continuing education programs and an MD/PhD degree. The school offers clinical training at about 135 sites across Georgia, which provide the full spectrum of medicine. Research initiatives focus on illnesses that affect most Georgians and Americans, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and obesity/diabetes.
Medical College of Georgia has 230 students, and about 95% of those students are originally from Georgia. There are 561 full-time faculty and 174 part-time faculty with 1,514 clinical employees, which totals almost 2,250 employees of MCG.
About 220 students live in on-campus housing in either a single-occupancy room or in community apartment living. On-campus living expenses cost $18,155 per year for first-year students, $19,970 per year for second year students, $21,786 per year for third-year students, and $19,970 for fourth-year students. All residence halls are within easy walking distance of other campus facilities. Off-campus living is estimated to cost about $21,500 per year.
Students have access to services such as a wellness center, career counseling, academic counseling, and student organizations Student life includes Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Student Leadership Institute, the National Honor Society, and Student Government Association.
Tuition costs $26,210 per year for in-state students and $47,440 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost $500 per year. Yearly fees include: Student Activity Fee ($107), Student Health Fee ($400), Technology Fee ($300), and an Institutional Fee ($900). Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need.
Medical College of Georgia receives nearly 3,000 applications per year and accepts about 10% of those students. There is no required minimum GPA or score on the Medical College Admission Test, but the average GPA for admitted students is 3.7 and the mean MCAT score is 30.47. The Admissions Committee selects the applicants best qualified to study medicine. Preference is given to applicants with a baccalaureate degree in an accredited college prior to entering the Medical College of Georgia at GRU. The minimum requirement is 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours.
Applicants enrolled in a graduate-degree program must complete all requirements of their graduate degree prior to enrolling in medical school. No more than five percent of the entering class each year can be non-residents of Georgia.
Medical College of Georgia is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:230
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