Best Medical Schools: Research

Ranked in 2014 | Best Medical Schools: Research 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 research, narrow your search by location, tuition, school size and test scores.

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Research rank School name Tuition Total medical school enrollment Median MCAT total score Median undergraduate GPA Acceptance rate Full-time faculty-student ratio NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) Peer assessment score (out of 5) Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)
#49 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$46,484 (full-time) 469
#52 University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

$34,578 (in-state, full-time); $71,578 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,351
#52 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

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

Philadelphia, PA

$53,468 (full-time) 834
#55 Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

$35,654 (in-state, full-time); $62,109 (out-of-state, full-time) 719
#56 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 506
#56 University of Texas Health Science Center—​Houston

Houston, TX

$13,025 (in-state, full-time); $26,125 (out-of-state, full-time) 965
#58 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Hebert)

Bethesda, MD

$0 (in-state, full-time); $0 (out-of-state, full-time) 691
#58 University of Connecticut

Farmington, CT

$24,832 (in-state, full-time); $52,312 (out-of-state, full-time) 366
#60 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$52,302 (full-time) 713
#60 Jefferson Medical College

Philadelphia, PA

$51,955 (full-time) 1,061
#60 University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

$30,975 (in-state, full-time); $54,841 (out-of-state, full-time) 817
#60 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$30,940 (in-state, full-time); $54,160 (out-of-state, full-time) 450
#64 Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ

$35,823 (in-state, full-time); $57,479 (out-of-state, full-time) 562
#64 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$32,629 (in-state, full-time); $60,833 (out-of-state, full-time) 491
#64 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

$27,992 (in-state, full-time); $67,604 (out-of-state, full-time) 510
#64 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,855 (in-state, full-time); $62,130 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,219
#68 Rush University

Chicago, IL

$49,700 (full-time) 523
#68 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$28,686 (in-state, full-time); $47,861 (out-of-state, full-time) 466
#68 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

$28,661 (in-state, full-time); $43,786 (out-of-state, full-time) 812
#71 Creighton University

Omaha, NE

$50,348 (full-time) 604
#71 Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Newark, NJ

$35,823 (in-state, full-time); $57,479 (out-of-state, full-time) 742
#71 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 564
#71 University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

$20,291 (in-state, full-time); $48,918 (out-of-state, full-time) 660
#75 Georgia Regents University

Augusta, GA

$27,258 (in-state, full-time); $54,516 (out-of-state, full-time) 908

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