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)
#58 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Hebert)

Bethesda, MD

$0 (in-state, full-time); $0 (out-of-state, full-time) 691
#49 University of Massachusetts—​Worcester

Worcester, MA

$8,352 (in-state, full-time) 518
#81 Texas A&M Health Science Center

Bryan, TX

$12,780 (in-state, full-time); $25,880 (out-of-state, full-time) 767
#56 University of Texas Health Science Center—​Houston

Houston, TX

$13,025 (in-state, full-time); $26,125 (out-of-state, full-time) 965
Rank Not Published University of North Texas Health Science Center

Fort Worth, TX

$13,078 (in-state, full-time); $28,766 (out-of-state, full-time) 907
#83 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

$16,120 (in-state, full-time); $46,297 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#26 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

$16,413 (in-state, full-time); $29,513 (out-of-state, full-time) 940
#22 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$17,537 (in-state, full-time); $44,416 (out-of-state, full-time) 811
Rank Not Published Marshall University (Edwards)

Huntington, WV

$19,010 (in-state, full-time); $46,600 (out-of-state, full-time) 287
#21 Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

$19,650 (full-time) 747
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
#71 University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

$20,291 (in-state, full-time); $48,918 (out-of-state, full-time) 660
Rank Not Published Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

$21,140 (in-state, full-time); $55,691 (out-of-state, full-time) 483
#84 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR

$21,940 (in-state, full-time); $43,880 (out-of-state, full-time) 677
Rank Not Published Oklahoma State University

Tulsa, OK

$22,127 (in-state, full-time); $43,572 (out-of-state, full-time) 411
Rank Not Published University of Nevada

Reno, NV

$22,356 (in-state, full-time); $53,640 (out-of-state, full-time) 263
Rank Not Published University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

$23,603 (in-state, full-time); $28,856 (out-of-state, full-time) 359
#28 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

$23,807 (in-state, full-time); $33,704 (out-of-state, full-time) 698
#43 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

$24,510 (in-state, full-time); $58,590 (out-of-state, full-time) 759
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
#58 University of Connecticut

Farmington, CT

$24,832 (in-state, full-time); $52,312 (out-of-state, full-time) 366
#84 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

$25,380 (in-state, full-time); $51,804 (out-of-state, full-time) 404
#75 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

$26,935 (in-state, full-time); $53,629 (out-of-state, full-time) 390
#75 Georgia Regents University

Augusta, GA

$27,258 (in-state, full-time); $54,516 (out-of-state, full-time) 908
#64 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

$27,992 (in-state, full-time); $67,604 (out-of-state, full-time) 510

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