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Average National MCAT Scores for 2012

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Average National MCAT Scores for 2012
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Average National MCAT Scores for 2012

**National MCAT Scores for 2013**

In 2012, quite a few people out there chose to take the MCAT exam and provide their MCAT scores data for analysis. There were actually 89,452 people who sat for the exam over all test dates in all testing locations. That's around 3000 more testers than last year! Were you one of them? If so, how do your scores compare?

For some of you, you'll want to know the MCAT scores for students admitted to the top 10 medical schools in the country; others, will want to see the scores for students admitted to medical schools ranked 11 – 25 For the rest of you, here's where you can compare your scores to not just a few, but the entire population of MCAT testers from 2012. Read on!

Total MCAT Score Information for 2012

  • Mean Overall Score: 25.2
     
  • Highest Overall Achieved Score: 42
    Achieved by the top 0.1%
     
  • Lowest Overall Achieved Score: 5
    Achieved by the lowest 0.1%
     
  • Most Popular Score: 26 or 27
    Achieved by 6.1% or approx. 5,456 people

Physical Sciences Score Information

Physical Sciences, the first section on the MCAT exam, tests your knowledge of general Chemistry and Physics. Topics such as bonding, acids and bases, kinetics, force, equilibrium, electrostatics, etc. are tested. This section seems to consistently come in second as far as difficulty goes. Here, the mean score on this is an 8.4, which is higher than Verbal, but lower than Biological Sciences.

  • Mean Overall Score: 8.4
     
  • Highest Overall Achieved Score: 15
    Achieved by the top 0.1%
     
  • Lowest Overall Achieved Score: 1
    Achieved by the lowest 0.1%
     
  • Most Popular Score: 7
    Achieved by 16.3% or approx. 14,580 people

Verbal Reasoning Score Information

Verbal Reasoning tends to trip testers up the most. The average Verbal score is the lowest of the three multiple-choice sections. Reading comprehension can be difficult! It's imperative to practice with the types of reading comprehension questions you'll see on the MCAT, because although you may be able to identify the author's purpose and grasp the main idea, the questions can be phrased very differently than what you've been accustomed to on other tests.

  • Mean Overall Score: 8.1
     
  • Highest Overall Achieved Score: 14
    Achieved by the top 0.3% or approx. 268 people
     
  • Lowest Overall Achieved Score: 1
    Achieved by the lowest 0.8% or approx. 715 people
     
  • Most Popular Score: 10
    Achieved by 15.5% or approx. 13,865 people

Writing Sample Score Information

This is the last score data you'll see for the Writing Sample, as it was discontinued in January, 2013. Here, the statistics are clear, although the scoring is not. Perhaps that's why the AAMC decided to nix it!

  • 50th Percentile: O
     
  • Highest Overall Achieved Score: T
    Achieved by the top 0.4% or approx. 358 people
     
  • Lowest Overall Achieved Score: J
    Achieved by the lowest 0.8% or approx. 716 people
     
  • Most Popular Score: Q
    Achieved by 22.3% or approx. 19,948 people

Biological Sciences Score Information

The Biological Sciences section is typically the highest-scoring section. Why? Perhaps it's the content. Here, you'll see molecular biology, the body systems, bonds, compounds, etc. How did you do? If you were in the 8.5 - 9 region, then your score is about average.

  • Mean Overall Score: 8.8
     
  • Highest Overall Achieved Score: 15
    Achieved by the top 0.4% or approx. 356 people
     
  • Lowest Overall Achieved Score: 1
    Achieved by the lowest 0.8% or approx. 716 people
     
  • Most Popular Score: 10
    Achieved by 20.4% or approx. 18,248 people

MCAT 2015 Test Information

Have you heard? The MCAT is changing big time in 2015. You can expect all new test sections, test questions, and content on the new exam. Here are the MCAT 2015 details!

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