Medical School Rankings

The future doctors of America have spoken. In a recent survey, both current and former medical school students ranked the best med schools across the country.

The Medical School Rankings for the Spring of 2015 are listed below:

1 Dartmouth College 9.27
2 University of Arizona 9.13
3 University of Pennsylvania 9.07
4 University of North Texas Health Science Center 9.00
5 Emory University 8.97
6 Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center 8.95
7 The University of Chicago 8.88
8 Vanderbilt University 8.84
9 University of South Carolina at Columbia 8.81
10 The Ohio State University 8.70
11 Duke University 8.68
12 University of Southern California 8.66
13 Washington University in St. Louis 8.63
14 University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 8.56
15 Harvard University 8.54
16 Midwestern University-Downers Grove 8.48
17 Texas Tech University 8.43
18 University of Cincinnati 8.38
19 Medical College of Wisconsin 8.36
20 University of Virginia 8.31
20 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.31
22 Northwestern University 8.27
23 Loyola University Chicago 8.22
24 Rowan University 8.22
24 Stanford University 8.22
26 University of Florida 8.21
27 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.20
28 St. George’s University 8.19
29 Florida State Univeristy 8.17
30 New York University 8.14
31 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 8.13
32 University of Louisville 8.08
33 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 8.07
34 University of South Florida 8.06
35 Eastern Virginia Medical School 8.05
35 University of California, San Francisco 8.05
37 Yale University 8.03
38 Wayne State University 8.02
39 Case Western Reserve University 7.99
40 University of Bridgeport 7.97
41 University of Wisconsin-Madison 7.96
42 University of California, Los Angeles 7.93
43 Western University of Health Sciences 7.92
44 SUNY Downstate Medical Center 7.90
45 Baylor College of Medicine 7.88
46 Michigan State University 7.85
47 Weill Cornell Medical College 7.82
48 University of Illinois at Chicago 7.79
49 University of Vermont 7.75
50 University of Washington, Seattle 7.70

One Class of 2015 student at top ranked University of Washington, Seattle wrote, “The first thing every faculty and staff member in my program has said is, ‘We are here to help you; this is going to be a lot of hard work, but we are here for you,’ and that makes all the difference in the world to me. Graduate school is never going to be easy and it shouldn’t be, but having that support structure is what makes this a great program.”

Students can continue to review their programs at and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. All school rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 until October 31,2015. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., medicine. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.