What’s the best MCAT prep course—Princeton Review, Kaplan, Altius, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review…???

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What’s the best MCAT prep course—Princeton Review, Kaplan, Altius, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review…???

What's the best MCAT prep course?To answer the question: “What’s the best MCAT prep course?” is tough, since it depends quite a bit on various personal preferences. With so many options, you’ll have to narrow down your choices by deciding what’s most important to you: in-class instruction, one-on-one tutor time, price, length of the program, etc. Also bear in mind that Kaplan and Princeton Review MCAT test prep centers are much easier to find, while many of the others are only offered in specific regions.

Even so, it’s pretty standard for all of these MCAT prep course companies to make it really difficult for pre-meds to find the actual costs of their programs before you give them your email so they can spam you eternally. So, for your benefit in determining the truly best MCAT prep course, we’ve written basic, as-unbiased-as-possible reviews of each program we have experience with or have found reviews of on the interwebs.

What’s the best MCAT prep course? Perhaps a date in your cubicle!

Keep in mind also that deciding to take an MCAT prep course is a big decision with a corresponding price tag. Make sure you’re the type of studier who likes learning in groups, likes being directed and appreciates being given a roadmap to your final destination. If  you’re a solitary studier in general, you could also opt to buy one or two book sets (see reviews here!) and do the deed on your own.

So, without further adieu…

I weigh in on the question: Kaplan or Princeton Review for MCAT prep?

My review of Altius MCAT prep.

My review of the Berkeley Review and Examkrackers MCAT prep courses.

Check out the Student Doctor Network online forums to see what other students have said.

Other posts you might find helpful:

-“Do I need to take an MCAT prep course?”

“Where can I find a comprehensive list of MCAT prep books in 2017?”

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:46+00:00 December 1st, 2016|MCAT Prep|7 Comments

About the Author:

Bryce is a professional writer, editor, and admissions consultant. He’s between undergrad and medical school at the moment, trying to get out of debt before takes on a lot more. If you like how he writes, you might consider having him help you with your personal statement.

7 Comments

  1. Pre-Med Ask It! March 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    What's the best MCAT prep course: Princeton… http://t.co/AjZ7Iv1n #bestmcatprepcourse #kaplanvsberkeleyreviewexamkrackers #MCATPrep

  2. Pre-Med Ask It! March 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    What's the best MCAT prep course: Princeton Review,… http://t.co/AjZ7Iv1n #examkrackers #kaplanvsberkeleyreview #MCATPrep #mcatprepcourse

  3. Pre-Med Ask It! May 16, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    What's the best MCAT prep course: Princeton Review, Kaplan, Altius, Examkrackers, Berkeley… http://t.co/jOU4eCew #premed #mcat

  4. viva June 11, 2013 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Berkley, yes, even with the changes. But I always rather liked good old hand held text books and paper pre-exams. Possibly just I.

  5. Georgina October 28, 2013 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Hi, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this article. It was practical.
    Keep on posting!

  6. Examkrackers September 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Examkrackers also offers online MCAT Prep Courses now. This is extremely helpful to anyone who is not close enough to enroll in one of our on-site Live Prep Courses.

    • Bryce Johnson September 9, 2015 at 2:13 am - Reply

      Thanks Michelle, I added that feature to one of our posts, and will look around for other ExamKrackers posts where I can include it! I love updated info, so keep it coming!

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