Best Medical Schools: Research

Ranked in 2014 | Best Medical Schools: Research Rankings Methodology

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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)
#11 University of Chicago (Pritzker)

Chicago, IL

$45,835 (full-time) 370
#10 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) 918
#8 Columbia University

New York, NY

$51,484 (full-time) 655
#8 Duke University

Durham, NC

$49,940 (full-time) 430
#7 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$51,480 (full-time) 401
#6 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$54,050 (full-time) 485
#4 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) 632
#4 University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Philadelphia, PA

$48,738 (full-time) 665
#3 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

$45,750 (full-time) 484
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$48,999 (full-time) 468
#1 Harvard University

Boston, MA

$52,100 (full-time) 708
Rank Not Published Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, VA

$29,984 (in-state, full-time); $56,382 (out-of-state, full-time) 552
Rank Not Published East Tennessee State University (Quillen)

Johnson City, TN

$28,588 (in-state, full-time); $58,272 (out-of-state, full-time) 282
Rank Not Published Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine—​Virginia and Carolinas

Blacksburg, VA

$40,600 (full-time) 1,217
Rank Not Published Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$21,140 (in-state, full-time); $55,691 (out-of-state, full-time) 483
Rank Not Published Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Erie, PA

$30,820 (full-time) 2,220
Rank Not Published Lincoln Memorial University (DeBusk)

Harrogate, TN

$40,200 (full-time) 769
Rank Not Published Marshall University (Edwards)

Huntington, WV

$19,010 (in-state, full-time); $46,600 (out-of-state, full-time) 287
Rank Not Published Michigan State University (College of Human Medicine)

Grand Rapids, MI

$30,081 (in-state, full-time); $61,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 854
Rank Not Published 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
Rank Not Published Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

$36,903 (full-time) 358
Rank Not Published New York Medical College

Valhalla, NY

$49,710 (full-time) 809
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$47,285 (full-time) 973
Rank Not Published Ohio University

Athens, OH

$29,076 (in-state, full-time); $42,086 (out-of-state, full-time) 539
Rank Not Published Oklahoma State University

Tulsa, OK

$22,127 (in-state, full-time); $43,572 (out-of-state, full-time) 411

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