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)
Unranked A.T. Still University of Health Sciences—​Kirksville

Kirksville, MO

Unranked A.T. Still University of Health Sciences—​Mesa

Mesa, AZ

Unranked Albany Medical College

Albany, NY

#21 Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

$19,650 (full-time) 747
#32 Boston University

Boston, MA

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

Providence, RI

$49,384 (full-time) 458
#23 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$53,320 (full-time) 847
#8 Columbia University

New York, NY

$51,484 (full-time) 655
#15 Cornell University (Weill)

New York, NY

$48,500 (full-time) 417
#71 Creighton University

Omaha, NE

$50,348 (full-time) 604
#34 Dartmouth College (Geisel)

Hanover, NH

$53,432 (full-time) 367
Unranked Des Moines University

Des Moines, IA

#84 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$49,870 (full-time) 1,064
#8 Duke University

Durham, NC

$49,940 (full-time) 430
Unranked East Carolina University (Brody)

Greenville, NC

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 Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, VA

$29,984 (in-state, full-time); $56,382 (out-of-state, full-time) 552
Rank Not Published Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine—​Virginia and Carolinas

Blacksburg, VA

$40,600 (full-time) 1,217
#24 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,700 (full-time) 550
Unranked Florida International University (Wertheim)

Miami, FL

Rank Not Published Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$21,140 (in-state, full-time); $55,691 (out-of-state, full-time) 483
#60 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$52,302 (full-time) 713
#43 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

$46,787 (full-time) 800
#75 Georgia Regents University

Augusta, GA

$27,258 (in-state, full-time); $54,516 (out-of-state, full-time) 908
#1 Harvard University

Boston, MA

$52,100 (full-time) 708

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