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)
Rank Not Published Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

New York, NY

$43,760 (full-time) 544
#15 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$44,030 (full-time) 429
#34 Yeshiva University (Einstein)

Bronx, NY

$44,118 (full-time) 777
#3 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

$45,750 (full-time) 484
#11 University of Chicago (Pritzker)

Chicago, IL

$45,835 (full-time) 370
#19 New York University

New York, NY

$46,260 (full-time) 660
#49 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$46,484 (full-time) 469
#34 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$46,500 (full-time) 436
Rank Not Published Rocky Vista University

Parker, CO

$46,742 (full-time) 628
#43 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

$46,787 (full-time) 800
#17 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 (in-state, full-time); $48,138 (out-of-state, full-time) 602
Rank Not Published Touro University California

Vallejo, CA

$47,100 (full-time) 540
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$47,285 (full-time) 973
#75 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$48,390 (full-time) 709
#15 Cornell University (Weill)

New York, NY

$48,500 (full-time) 417
#24 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,700 (full-time) 550
#4 University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Philadelphia, PA

$48,738 (full-time) 665
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$48,999 (full-time) 468
#32 Brown University (Alpert)

Providence, RI

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

Chicago, IL

$49,700 (full-time) 523
Rank Not Published New York Medical College

Valhalla, NY

$49,710 (full-time) 809
#84 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

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

Durham, NC

$49,940 (full-time) 430
#18 Northwestern University (Feinberg)

Chicago, IL

$50,272 (full-time) 689
#71 Creighton University

Omaha, NE

$50,348 (full-time) 604

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