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)
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
#68 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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

Tucson, AZ

$28,686 (in-state, full-time); $47,861 (out-of-state, full-time) 466
Rank Not Published Ohio University

Athens, OH

$29,076 (in-state, full-time); $42,086 (out-of-state, full-time) 539
#46 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

$29,096 (in-state, full-time); $47,004 (out-of-state, full-time) 667
#78 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$29,175 (in-state, full-time); $50,364 (out-of-state, full-time) 625
#34 University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

$29,584 (in-state, full-time); $54,415 (out-of-state, full-time) 663
#34 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

$29,701 (in-state, full-time); $34,153 (out-of-state, full-time) 849
#64 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,855 (in-state, full-time); $62,130 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,219
#12 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$29,956 (in-state, full-time); $47,904 (out-of-state, full-time) 687
#10 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

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

Toledo, OH

$30,541 (in-state, full-time); $60,745 (out-of-state, full-time) 718
Rank Not Published Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Erie, PA

$30,820 (full-time) 2,220
#60 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$30,940 (in-state, full-time); $54,160 (out-of-state, full-time) 450
#60 University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

$30,975 (in-state, full-time); $54,841 (out-of-state, full-time) 817
#12 University of California—​Los Angeles (Geffen)

Los Angeles, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 771
#14 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 503
#43 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$31,334 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 424
#78 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Burns)

Honolulu, HI

$31,608 (in-state, full-time); $65,232 (out-of-state, full-time) 269
#52 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$31,982 (in-state, full-time); $60,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 346
#4 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) 632
#56 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 506
#71 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

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

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