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)
#1 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) 918
#2 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$17,537 (in-state, full-time); $44,416 (out-of-state, full-time) 811
#3 Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

$38,428 (in-state, full-time); $53,596 (out-of-state, full-time) 528
#4 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) 632
#5 University of Massachusetts—​Worcester

Worcester, MA

$8,352 (in-state, full-time) 518
#6 University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

$37,869 (in-state, full-time); $49,764 (out-of-state, full-time) 986
#6 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

$27,992 (in-state, full-time); $67,604 (out-of-state, full-time) 510
#8 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$29,956 (in-state, full-time); $47,904 (out-of-state, full-time) 687
#9 Michigan State University (College of Osteopathic Medicine)

East Lansing, MI

$40,112 (in-state, full-time); $82,071 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,252
#9 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

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

Boston, MA

$52,100 (full-time) 708
#12 Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

$19,650 (full-time) 747
#13 University of California—​Los Angeles (Geffen)

Los Angeles, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 771
#13 University of Colorado—​Denver

Aurora, CO

$33,663 (in-state, full-time); $59,618 (out-of-state, full-time) 646
#13 University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Philadelphia, PA

$48,738 (full-time) 665
#16 University of California—​Davis

Sacramento, CA

$34,874 (in-state, full-time); $47,119 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#16 University of Iowa (Carver)

Iowa City, IA

$32,370 (in-state, full-time); $48,852 (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#18 Dartmouth College (Geisel)

Hanover, NH

$53,432 (full-time) 367
#18 Indiana University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

$33,019 (in-state, full-time); $51,888 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,363
#18 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 (in-state, full-time); $48,138 (out-of-state, full-time) 602
#21 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$46,500 (full-time) 436
#22 Northwestern University (Feinberg)

Chicago, IL

$50,272 (full-time) 689
#22 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$24,510 (in-state, full-time); $58,590 (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#22 University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

$30,975 (in-state, full-time); $54,841 (out-of-state, full-time) 817
#22 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

$16,413 (in-state, full-time); $29,513 (out-of-state, full-time) 940

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