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)
#1 Harvard University

Boston, MA

$52,100 (full-time) 708
#2 Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$48,999 (full-time) 468
#3 Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

$45,750 (full-time) 484
#4 University of California—​San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) 632
#4 University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)

Philadelphia, PA

$48,738 (full-time) 665
#6 Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

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

New Haven, CT

$51,480 (full-time) 401
#8 Columbia University

New York, NY

$51,484 (full-time) 655
#8 Duke University

Durham, NC

$49,940 (full-time) 430
#10 University of Washington

Seattle, WA

$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) 918
#11 University of Chicago (Pritzker)

Chicago, IL

$45,835 (full-time) 370
#12 University of California—​Los Angeles (Geffen)

Los Angeles, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 771
#12 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

$29,956 (in-state, full-time); $47,904 (out-of-state, full-time) 687
#14 University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) 503
#15 Cornell University (Weill)

New York, NY

$48,500 (full-time) 417
#15 Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$44,030 (full-time) 429
#17 University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 (in-state, full-time); $48,138 (out-of-state, full-time) 602
#18 Northwestern University (Feinberg)

Chicago, IL

$50,272 (full-time) 689
#19 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY

$42,888 (full-time) 550
#19 New York University

New York, NY

$46,260 (full-time) 660
#21 Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

$19,650 (full-time) 747
#22 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

$17,537 (in-state, full-time); $44,416 (out-of-state, full-time) 811
#23 Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$53,320 (full-time) 847
#24 Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$48,700 (full-time) 550
#25 Mayo Medical School

Rochester, MN

$43,150 (full-time) 195

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