Best Medical Schools: Primary Care

Ranked in 2014 | Best Medical Schools: Primary Care Rankings Methodology

A medical career starts with finding the program that best fits your needs. With the U.S. News rankings of the top medical schools for primary care, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size and test scores.

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Primary care rank School name Tuition Total medical school enrollment Median MCAT total score Median undergraduate GPA Acceptance rate Full-time faculty-student ratio Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average) Peer assessment score (out of 5) Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)
#21 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$46,500 (full-time) 436
Unranked University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

Unranked University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

#78 University of South Dakota (Sanford)

Sioux Falls, SD

$24,580 (in-state, full-time); $57,527 (out-of-state, full-time) 228
#78 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$29,175 (in-state, full-time); $50,364 (out-of-state, full-time) 625
#73 University of Southern California (Keck)

Los Angeles, CA

$52,408 (full-time) 716
#55 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

$33,030 (in-state, full-time); $65,460 (out-of-state, full-time) 664
Rank Not Published University of Texas Health Science Center—​Houston

Houston, TX

$13,025 (in-state, full-time); $26,125 (out-of-state, full-time) 965
Unranked University of Texas Health Science Center—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Unranked University of Texas Medical Branch—​Galveston

Galveston, TX

#22 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

$16,413 (in-state, full-time); $29,513 (out-of-state, full-time) 940
Rank Not Published University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$30,541 (in-state, full-time); $60,745 (out-of-state, full-time) 718
#35 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$31,982 (in-state, full-time); $60,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 346
#29 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$30,940 (in-state, full-time); $54,160 (out-of-state, full-time) 450
#29 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$42,332 (in-state, full-time); $52,112 (out-of-state, full-time) 624
#1 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) 918
#9 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$23,807 (in-state, full-time); $33,704 (out-of-state, full-time) 698
#29 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$44,030 (full-time) 429
#61 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

$28,661 (in-state, full-time); $43,786 (out-of-state, full-time) 812
#51 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$46,484 (full-time) 469
#40 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$54,050 (full-time) 485
Rank Not Published Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,855 (in-state, full-time); $62,130 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,219
#82 West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Lewisburg, WV

$19,950 (in-state, full-time); $49,950 (out-of-state, full-time) 817
#68 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$25,380 (in-state, full-time); $51,804 (out-of-state, full-time) 404
Rank Not Published Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, CA

$50,845 (full-time) 1,208

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