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)
#34 University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

$37,869 (in-state, full-time); $49,764 (out-of-state, full-time) 986
#34 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$46,500 (full-time) 436
#34 Yeshiva University (Einstein)

Bronx, NY

$44,118 (full-time) 777
#32 Boston University

Boston, MA

$52,426 (full-time) 713
#32 Brown University (Alpert)

Providence, RI

$49,384 (full-time) 458
#31 University of Southern California (Keck)

Los Angeles, CA

$52,408 (full-time) 716
#29 Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

$38,428 (in-state, full-time); $53,596 (out-of-state, full-time) 528
#29 University of Iowa (Carver)

Iowa City, IA

$32,370 (in-state, full-time); $48,852 (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#28 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$23,807 (in-state, full-time); $33,704 (out-of-state, full-time) 698
#26 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

$16,413 (in-state, full-time); $29,513 (out-of-state, full-time) 940
#26 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$42,332 (in-state, full-time); $52,112 (out-of-state, full-time) 624
#25 Mayo Medical School

Rochester, MN

$43,150 (full-time) 195
#24 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,700 (full-time) 550
#23 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$53,320 (full-time) 847
#22 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$17,537 (in-state, full-time); $44,416 (out-of-state, full-time) 811
#21 Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

$19,650 (full-time) 747
#19 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

$42,888 (full-time) 550
#19 New York University

New York, NY

$46,260 (full-time) 660
#18 Northwestern University (Feinberg)

Chicago, IL

$50,272 (full-time) 689
#17 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 (in-state, full-time); $48,138 (out-of-state, full-time) 602
#15 Cornell University (Weill)

New York, NY

$48,500 (full-time) 417
#15 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$44,030 (full-time) 429
#14 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

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

Los Angeles, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 771
#12 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

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

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