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)
#49 Tufts University

Boston, MA

$56,080 (full-time) 808
#6 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$54,050 (full-time) 485
#54 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

$53,468 (full-time) 834
#34 Dartmouth College (Geisel)

Hanover, NH

$53,432 (full-time) 367
#23 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$53,320 (full-time) 847
#32 Boston University

Boston, MA

$52,426 (full-time) 713
#31 University of Southern California (Keck)

Los Angeles, CA

$52,408 (full-time) 716
#60 George Washington University

Washington, DC

$52,302 (full-time) 713
#1 Harvard University

Boston, MA

$52,100 (full-time) 708
#60 Jefferson Medical College

Philadelphia, PA

$51,955 (full-time) 1,061
#8 Columbia University

New York, NY

$51,484 (full-time) 655
#7 Yale University

New Haven, CT

$51,480 (full-time) 401
Rank Not Published Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona, CA

$50,845 (full-time) 1,208
Rank Not Published University of New England

Biddeford, ME

$50,750 (full-time) 545
#71 Creighton University

Omaha, NE

$50,348 (full-time) 604
#18 Northwestern University (Feinberg)

Chicago, IL

$50,272 (full-time) 689
#8 Duke University

Durham, NC

$49,940 (full-time) 430
#84 Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$49,870 (full-time) 1,064
Rank Not Published New York Medical College

Valhalla, NY

$49,710 (full-time) 809
#68 Rush University

Chicago, IL

$49,700 (full-time) 523
#32 Brown University (Alpert)

Providence, RI

$49,384 (full-time) 458
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$48,999 (full-time) 468
#4 University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Philadelphia, PA

$48,738 (full-time) 665
#24 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,700 (full-time) 550
#15 Cornell University (Weill)

New York, NY

$48,500 (full-time) 417

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