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)
#75 St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$48,390 (full-time) 709
Rank Not Published Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$47,285 (full-time) 973
Rank Not Published Touro University California

Vallejo, CA

$47,100 (full-time) 540
#17 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 (in-state, full-time); $48,138 (out-of-state, full-time) 602
#43 Georgetown University

Washington, DC

$46,787 (full-time) 800
Rank Not Published Rocky Vista University

Parker, CO

$46,742 (full-time) 628
#34 University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$46,500 (full-time) 436
#49 Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$46,484 (full-time) 469
#19 New York University

New York, NY

$46,260 (full-time) 660
#11 University of Chicago (Pritzker)

Chicago, IL

$45,835 (full-time) 370
#3 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

$45,750 (full-time) 484
#34 Yeshiva University (Einstein)

Bronx, NY

$44,118 (full-time) 777
#15 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$44,030 (full-time) 429
Rank Not Published Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

New York, NY

$43,760 (full-time) 544
#25 Mayo Medical School

Rochester, MN

$43,150 (full-time) 195
#19 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

$42,888 (full-time) 550
#26 University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

$42,332 (in-state, full-time); $52,112 (out-of-state, full-time) 624
#46 University of Miami (Miller)

Miami, FL

$41,168 (full-time) 753
Rank Not Published Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine—​Virginia and Carolinas

Blacksburg, VA

$40,600 (full-time) 1,217
Rank Not Published Lincoln Memorial University (DeBusk)

Harrogate, TN

$40,200 (full-time) 769
Rank Not Published Michigan State University (College of Osteopathic Medicine)

East Lansing, MI

$40,112 (in-state, full-time); $82,071 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,252
Rank Not Published University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

$38,950 (full-time) 432
#29 Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

$38,428 (in-state, full-time); $53,596 (out-of-state, full-time) 528
#34 University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

$37,869 (in-state, full-time); $49,764 (out-of-state, full-time) 986
Rank Not Published Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

$36,903 (full-time) 358

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