I know that the specter of a GPA bump-up or bump-down depending on one's undergrad institution has been around for quite some time. I don't know that there is any across the boards statement that can be made on this subject. In the end, this is a totally subjective process. Each medical school has its own way of evaluating an applicant's undergrad school. At some medical schools, a 4.0 from Podunk U. might look more impressive than a 3.0 from a prestigious school. Other medical schools may never even invite applicants from state schools for interviews under the belief that education there is sub-standard. Also, I believe that someone mentioned something in a previous post to suggest that prestigious schools were on one end of the spectrum and small private colleges were on the other. However, some of the nations best undergrad institutions are small private colleges: Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, to name a few.