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 Fall of 2014 are listed below:

1 The Ohio State University 9.13
2 Emory University 8.97
3 The University of Chicago 8.88
4 Vanderbilt University 8.84
5 University of Pennsylvania 8.82
6 University of Southern California 8.81
7 Florida State Univeristy 8.80
8 University of Washington, Seattle 8.78
9 University of Arizona 8.75
10 University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 8.66
11 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.65
12 Case Western Reserve University 8.63
13 University of Missouri-Kansas City 8.62
14 Duke University 8.59
15 University of Utah 8.50
16 University of Florida 8.49
17 Texas Tech University 8.47
18 The University of Iowa 8.45
19 Wayne State University 8.39
20 University of Cincinnati 8.38
21 University of Virginia 8.36
22 New York University 8.35
23 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.34
24 Pacific University Oregon 8.32
25 Harvard University 8.31
26 Medical College of Wisconsin 8.30
27 Stanford University 8.29
27 Albany Medical College 8.29
29 Yale University 8.28
30 Northwestern University 8.27
31 University of Rochester 8.26
32 University at Buffalo 8.25
33 Washington University in St. Louis 8.24
34 University of South Florida 8.23
35 University of California, Irvine 8.21
36 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 8.20
37 Tufts University 8.18
38 Columbia University 8.16
39 Drexel University 8.15
40 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester 8.13
41 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 8.11
42 Michigan State University 8.10
43 The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center 8.09
43 Eastern Virginia Medical School 8.09
45 University of Louisville 8.08
46 University of California, San Francisco 8.07
47 University of Missouri-Columbia 8.06
48 University of Miami 7.96
49 University of California, Los Angeles 7.93
50 Loyola University Chicago 7.90

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 September 30, 2014. 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.