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)
#84 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$49,870 (full-time) 1,064
#84 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

$21,940 (in-state, full-time); $43,880 (out-of-state, full-time) 677
#84 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$25,380 (in-state, full-time); $51,804 (out-of-state, full-time) 404
#83 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$16,120 (in-state, full-time); $46,297 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#81 Texas A&M Health Science Center

Bryan, TX

$12,780 (in-state, full-time); $25,880 (out-of-state, full-time) 767
#81 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

$33,030 (in-state, full-time); $65,460 (out-of-state, full-time) 664
#78 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Burns)

Honolulu, HI

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

Louisville, KY

$33,718 (in-state, full-time); $51,250 (out-of-state, full-time) 641
#78 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$29,175 (in-state, full-time); $50,364 (out-of-state, full-time) 625
#75 Georgia Regents University

Augusta, GA

$27,258 (in-state, full-time); $54,516 (out-of-state, full-time) 908
#75 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$48,390 (full-time) 709
#75 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$26,935 (in-state, full-time); $53,629 (out-of-state, full-time) 390
#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
#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
#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
#60 George Washington University

Washington, DC

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

Philadelphia, PA

$51,955 (full-time) 1,061

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