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)
#25 Mayo Medical School

Rochester, MN

$43,150 (full-time) 195
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
Rank Not Published University of Nevada

Reno, NV

$22,356 (in-state, full-time); $53,640 (out-of-state, full-time) 263
#78 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Burns)

Honolulu, HI

$31,608 (in-state, full-time); $65,232 (out-of-state, full-time) 269
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 Marshall University (Edwards)

Huntington, WV

$19,010 (in-state, full-time); $46,600 (out-of-state, full-time) 287
#52 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$31,982 (in-state, full-time); $60,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 346
Rank Not Published Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

$36,903 (full-time) 358
Rank Not Published University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$23,603 (in-state, full-time); $28,856 (out-of-state, full-time) 359
#58 University of Connecticut

Farmington, CT

$24,832 (in-state, full-time); $52,312 (out-of-state, full-time) 366
#34 Dartmouth College (Geisel)

Hanover, NH

$53,432 (full-time) 367
#11 University of Chicago (Pritzker)

Chicago, IL

$45,835 (full-time) 370
#75 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$26,935 (in-state, full-time); $53,629 (out-of-state, full-time) 390
#7 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$51,480 (full-time) 401
#84 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

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

Tulsa, OK

$22,127 (in-state, full-time); $43,572 (out-of-state, full-time) 411
#40 University of California—​Davis

Sacramento, CA

$34,874 (in-state, full-time); $47,119 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#83 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$16,120 (in-state, full-time); $46,297 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#15 Cornell University (Weill)

New York, NY

$48,500 (full-time) 417
Rank Not Published Wright State University (Boonshoft)

Dayton, OH

$32,580 (in-state, full-time); $49,240 (out-of-state, full-time) 417
#43 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

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

Nashville, TN

$44,030 (full-time) 429
#8 Duke University

Durham, NC

$49,940 (full-time) 430
Rank Not Published University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

$38,950 (full-time) 432
#34 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$46,500 (full-time) 436

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