Top Medical Schools in America According to CNBC

Take a look at the top medical schools in the United States as reported by CNBC.


Earlier this month, CNBC released a list of the top medical schools in America based on a breakdown from U.S. News & World Report. Lists like this tend to be naturally subjective to some degree, and while they have grown increasingly popular across the Internet the past few years, they are often subject to a good deal of skepticism from readers.

  

However, as a general rule, these types of lists are actually quite accurate. As can be seen in the CNBC report, there are many factors that were considered in the making of this list. Continue reading to see what CNBC has to say about the top medical schools in the country.

  

Top Medical Schools in the US

  

What Makes a Medical School the Best?

  

Generally, the “best” medical school will vary from person to person depending on what that individual values the most out of their education. Some might point to the prerequisites (GPA, MCAT score, acceptance rate, etc.) as the most telling factor in determining a medical school’s caliber. Others consider what students do after they graduate as a more revealing indicator. Regardless, trying to find a middle ground and ranking the best overall medical schools is tough to do.

  

However, there is an extensive supply of quantifiable data that can help objectively compare medical schools on a smaller, more personal level. As long as you know what statistics you hold in the highest regard, distinguishing which medical school is best for you can be done in an impartial manner. We took the top medical schools covered in the CNBC article and whittled the information down a bit so that you can take a look and decide for yourself which one is the best fit.

  

Top Medical Schools for Research

  

1. Harvard University

- CNBC’s score: 100

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 519

- Acceptance rate: 3.3%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 13.6

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $65,203

- Total enrollment: 712

  

2. Johns Hopkins University

- CNBC’s score: 76

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 521

- Acceptance rate: 6.0%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 5.0

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $60,749

- Total enrollment: 476

  

 3. University of Pennsylvania, Perelman

- CNBC’s score: 75

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 522

- Acceptance rate: 4.4%

- NIH research grants (in millions): $700.50

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 4.3

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $65,343

- Total enrollment: 612

  

4. New York University, Langone (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 74

- Average undergrad GPA: 4.0

- Average MCAT score: 522

- Acceptance rate: 2.5%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 2.4

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $3,950

- Total enrollment: 430

  

4. Stanford University (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 74

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 519

- Acceptance rate: 2.3%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 2.2

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $61,328

- Total enrollment: 489

  

6. Columbia University (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 72

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 521

- Acceptance rate: 3.5%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 3.7

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $68,886

- Total enrollment: 580

  

6. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Alix (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 72

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 520

- Acceptance rate: 2.4%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 2.3

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $57,170

- Total enrollment: 362

  

6. University of California—Los Angeles, Geffen (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 72

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.8

- Average MCAT score: 517

- Acceptance rate: 2.4%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 3.9

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $54,511

- Total enrollment: 731

  

6. University of California—San Francisco (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 72

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.8

- Average MCAT score: 518

- Acceptance rate: 3.8%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 4.3

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $53,777

- Total enrollment: 643

  

6. Washington University in St. Louis (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 72

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 521

- Acceptance rate: 8.2%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 4.8

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $66,913

- Total enrollment: 470

  

Top Medical Schools for Primary Care

  

1. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

- CNBC’s score: 100

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 512

- Acceptance rate: 4.0%

- Graduates entering primary care: 71.0%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 2.3

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $62,095

- Total enrollment: 752

  

2. University of California—San Francisco (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 84

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.8

- Average MCAT score: 518

- Acceptance rate: 3.8%

- Graduates entering primary care: 43.3%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 4.3

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $53,777

- Total enrollment: 643

  

2. University of Washington (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 84

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.7

- Average MCAT score: 510

- Acceptance rate: 4.1%

- Graduates entering primary care: 49.0%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 2.7

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $68,213

- Total enrollment: 1,113

  

4. Baylor College of Medicine

- CNBC’s score: 82

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 518

- Acceptance rate: 4.9%

- Graduates entering primary care: 62.7%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 3.5

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $35,601

- Total enrollment: 758

  

5. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

- CNBC’s score: 72

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.8

- Average MCAT score: 516

- Acceptance rate: 5.0%

- Graduates entering primary care: 43.0%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 3.3

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $59,718

- Total enrollment: 689

  

6. University of Virginia

- CNBC’s score: 71

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 518

- Acceptance rate: 11.7%

- Graduates entering primary care: 55.0%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 1.7

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $58,540

- Total enrollment: 615

  

7. Oregon Health and Science University (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 70

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.7

- Average MCAT score: 512

- Acceptance rate: 4.0%

- Graduates entering primary care: 42.0%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 3.8

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $74,703

- Total enrollment: 630

  

7. University of California—Davis (tie)

- CNBC’s score: 70

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.6

- Average MCAT score: 510

- Acceptance rate: 3.1%

- Graduates entering primary care: 57.2%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 1.9

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $53,476

- Total enrollment: 463

  

9. University of Colorado

- CNBC’s score: 69

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.8

- Average MCAT score: 512

- Acceptance rate: 3.7%

- Graduates entering primary care: 40.6%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 6.2

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $66,668

- Total enrollment: 744

  

10. Harvard University

- CNBC’s score: 68

- Average undergrad GPA: 3.9

- Average MCAT score: 519

- Acceptance rate: 3.3%

- Graduates entering primary care: 39.0%

- Faculty-to-student ratio: 13.6

- Out-of-state tuition and fees: $65,203

- Total enrollment: 712

  

Click here to see the full report from CNBC.

  

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