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)
#34 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$46,500 (full-time) 436
Unranked University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

N/A N/A
Unranked University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

N/A N/A
Rank Not Published University of South Dakota (Sanford)

Sioux Falls, SD

$24,580 (in-state, full-time); $57,527 (out-of-state, full-time) 228
#78 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

$29,175 (in-state, full-time); $50,364 (out-of-state, full-time) 625
#31 University of Southern California (Keck)

Los Angeles, CA

$52,408 (full-time) 716
#81 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

$33,030 (in-state, full-time); $65,460 (out-of-state, full-time) 664
#56 University of Texas Health Science Center—​Houston

Houston, TX

$13,025 (in-state, full-time); $26,125 (out-of-state, full-time) 965
Unranked University of Texas Health Science Center—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

N/A N/A
Unranked University of Texas Medical Branch—​Galveston

Galveston, TX

N/A N/A
#26 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

$16,413 (in-state, full-time); $29,513 (out-of-state, full-time) 940
Rank Not Published University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

$30,541 (in-state, full-time); $60,745 (out-of-state, full-time) 718
#52 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$31,982 (in-state, full-time); $60,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 346
#60 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$30,940 (in-state, full-time); $54,160 (out-of-state, full-time) 450
#26 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$42,332 (in-state, full-time); $52,112 (out-of-state, full-time) 624
#10 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) 918
#28 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$23,807 (in-state, full-time); $33,704 (out-of-state, full-time) 698
#15 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$44,030 (full-time) 429
#68 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

$28,661 (in-state, full-time); $43,786 (out-of-state, full-time) 812
#49 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$46,484 (full-time) 469
#6 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$54,050 (full-time) 485
#64 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

$29,855 (in-state, full-time); $62,130 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,219
Rank Not Published West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Lewisburg, WV

$19,950 (in-state, full-time); $49,950 (out-of-state, full-time) 817
#84 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$25,380 (in-state, full-time); $51,804 (out-of-state, full-time) 404
Rank Not Published Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, CA

$50,845 (full-time) 1,208

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