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)
#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
#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
#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
#55 Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

$35,654 (in-state, full-time); $62,109 (out-of-state, full-time) 719
#54 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$53,468 (full-time) 834
#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
#49 Tufts University

Boston, MA

$56,080 (full-time) 808
#49 University of Massachusetts—​Worcester

Worcester, MA

$8,352 (in-state, full-time) 518
#49 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$46,484 (full-time) 469
#46 Indiana University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

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

Cincinnati, OH

$29,096 (in-state, full-time); $47,004 (out-of-state, full-time) 667
#46 University of Miami (Miller)

Miami, FL

$41,168 (full-time) 753
#43 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

$46,787 (full-time) 800
#43 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$24,510 (in-state, full-time); $58,590 (out-of-state, full-time) 759
#43 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$31,334 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 424
#42 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$32,744 (in-state, full-time); $45,000 (out-of-state, full-time) 539
#40 University of California—​Davis

Sacramento, CA

$34,874 (in-state, full-time); $47,119 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#40 University of Colorado—​Denver

Aurora, CO

$33,663 (in-state, full-time); $59,618 (out-of-state, full-time) 646
#34 Dartmouth College (Geisel)

Hanover, NH

$53,432 (full-time) 367
#34 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

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

Baltimore, MD

$29,584 (in-state, full-time); $54,415 (out-of-state, full-time) 663

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