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)
#60 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$30,940 (in-state, full-time); $54,160 (out-of-state, full-time) 450
#32 Brown University (Alpert)

Providence, RI

$49,384 (full-time) 458
#68 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

$28,686 (in-state, full-time); $47,861 (out-of-state, full-time) 466
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$48,999 (full-time) 468
#49 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$46,484 (full-time) 469
Rank Not Published Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$21,140 (in-state, full-time); $55,691 (out-of-state, full-time) 483
#3 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

$45,750 (full-time) 484
#6 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$54,050 (full-time) 485
#64 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$32,629 (in-state, full-time); $60,833 (out-of-state, full-time) 491
#14 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 503
#56 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 506
#64 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

$27,992 (in-state, full-time); $67,604 (out-of-state, full-time) 510
#49 University of Massachusetts—​Worcester

Worcester, MA

$8,352 (in-state, full-time) 518
#68 Rush University

Chicago, IL

$49,700 (full-time) 523
#29 Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

$38,428 (in-state, full-time); $53,596 (out-of-state, full-time) 528
Rank Not Published Ohio University

Athens, OH

$29,076 (in-state, full-time); $42,086 (out-of-state, full-time) 539
#42 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$32,744 (in-state, full-time); $45,000 (out-of-state, full-time) 539
Rank Not Published Touro University California

Vallejo, CA

$47,100 (full-time) 540
Rank Not Published Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

New York, NY

$43,760 (full-time) 544
Rank Not Published University of New England

Biddeford, ME

$50,750 (full-time) 545
#24 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,700 (full-time) 550
#19 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

$42,888 (full-time) 550
Rank Not Published Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, VA

$29,984 (in-state, full-time); $56,382 (out-of-state, full-time) 552
#64 Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ

$35,823 (in-state, full-time); $57,479 (out-of-state, full-time) 562
#71 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 564

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