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)
Rank Not Published Rowan University

Stratford, NJ

$35,823 (in-state, full-time); $57,479 (out-of-state, full-time) 634
#71 Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Newark, NJ

$35,823 (in-state, full-time); $57,479 (out-of-state, full-time) 742
#64 Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ

$35,823 (in-state, full-time); $57,479 (out-of-state, full-time) 562
#55 Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

$35,654 (in-state, full-time); $62,109 (out-of-state, full-time) 719
#40 University of California—​Davis

Sacramento, CA

$34,874 (in-state, full-time); $47,119 (out-of-state, full-time) 415
#52 University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

$34,578 (in-state, full-time); $71,578 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,351
#78 University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

$33,718 (in-state, full-time); $51,250 (out-of-state, full-time) 641
#40 University of Colorado—​Denver

Aurora, CO

$33,663 (in-state, full-time); $59,618 (out-of-state, full-time) 646
#81 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN

$33,030 (in-state, full-time); $65,460 (out-of-state, full-time) 664
#46 Indiana University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

$33,019 (in-state, full-time); $51,888 (out-of-state, full-time) 1,363
#42 University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

$32,744 (in-state, full-time); $45,000 (out-of-state, full-time) 539
#64 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

$32,629 (in-state, full-time); $60,833 (out-of-state, full-time) 491
Rank Not Published Wright State University (Boonshoft)

Dayton, OH

$32,580 (in-state, full-time); $49,240 (out-of-state, full-time) 417
#29 University of Iowa (Carver)

Iowa City, IA

$32,370 (in-state, full-time); $48,852 (out-of-state, full-time) 607
#56 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 506
#71 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

$32,190 (in-state, full-time); $57,380 (out-of-state, full-time) 564
#4 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) 632
#52 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

$31,982 (in-state, full-time); $60,548 (out-of-state, full-time) 346
#78 University of Hawaii—​Manoa (Burns)

Honolulu, HI

$31,608 (in-state, full-time); $65,232 (out-of-state, full-time) 269
#43 University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

$31,334 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 424
#12 University of California—​Los Angeles (Geffen)

Los Angeles, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 771
#14 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 503
#60 University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

$30,975 (in-state, full-time); $54,841 (out-of-state, full-time) 817
#60 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

$30,940 (in-state, full-time); $54,160 (out-of-state, full-time) 450
Rank Not Published Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Erie, PA

$30,820 (full-time) 2,220

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