Medical School Rankings

Top Medical Schools – Fall 2015

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

One Class of 2017 student at top ranked Ohio State University wrote, “Cooperative environment; awesome peers with lots of opportunities to get involved on campus. Faculty are always willing to help; excellent facility and academic support.”

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

1 The Ohio State University 9.13
2 University of Pennsylvania 9.07
3 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 9.01
4 Emory University 8.97
5 The University of Chicago 8.93
6 Dartmouth College 8.91
7 Vanderbilt University 8.84
8 Tufts University 8.81
9 University at Buffalo 8.78
10 University of Arizona 8.77
11 Case Western Reserve University 8.61
12 Duke University 8.59
13 University of Southern California 8.55
14 Johns Hopkins University 8.51
15 University of Virginia 8.46
16 Stanford University 8.46
17 Florida State Univeristy 8.39
18 University of Cincinnati 8.38
19 Washington University in St. Louis 8.35
20 Yale University 8.33
21 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 8.32
22 Albany Medical College 8.31
23 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.30
24 Harvard University 8.29
25 Florida Atlantic University 8.27
26 Northwestern University 8.26
27 University of California-Irvine 8.24
28 Rowan University 8.22
29 University of Florida 8.21
30 University of California, Los Angeles 8.18
31 Columbia University 8.16
32 University of South Florida 8.15
33 University of Wisconsin-Madison 8.13
34 Medical College of Wisconsin 8.11
35 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 8.10
36 Eastern Virginia Medical School 8.09
37 University of Louisville 8.07
38 New York University 8.05
39 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.02
40 University of California, San Francisco 8.00
41 University of Washington, Seattle 7.99
42 Loyola University Chicago 7.96
43 University of Miami 7.94
44 SUNY Downstate Medical Center 7.92
45 Drexel University 7.91
46 Baylor College of Medicine 7.90
47 University of Vermont 7.86
48 Michigan State University 7.85
49 University of Minnesota 7.80
50 Temple University 7.77

METHODOLOGY

Graduateprograms.com 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 30,2015. Graduateprograms.com 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.