Analysis: University of Virginia medical school ranks 26th best for primary care in the nation

University of Virginia finished in a tie for 26th in a ranking of best medical schools for primary care by U.S. News that examined 120 campuses around the nation.

The Charlottesville school’s full-time tuition was $43,828. It enrolls 613 full-time students.

U.S. News surveyed 185 medical schools engaged in primary care that were accredited either by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association. A total of 120 schools responded with the data required for the study.

The schools were rated for eight indicators, including student selectivity, faculty-student ratio, primary care rate and a quality assessment.


Top Medical Schools for Primary Care

RankSchoolCityTuitionEnrollment (Full-Time)
1University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill$30,437 (in-state, full-time)788
2University of WashingtonSeattle$36,549 (in-state, full-time)1,090
3University of California-San Francisco San Francisco$34,977 (in-state, full-time)645
4Baylor College of MedicineHouston$29,900 (full-time)723
5University of California-Los Angeles (Geffen) Los Angeles$35,187 (in-state, full-time)713
6 (tie)Oregon Health and Science University Portland$42,636 (in-state, full-time)602
6 (tie)University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor$37,540 (in-state, full-time)717
8University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmaha$33,500 (in-state, full-time)525
9University of California-Davis Sacramento$37,686 (in-state, full-time)442
10 (tie)University of Minnesota Minneapolis$38,628 (in-state, full-time)1,012
10 (tie)University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)Philadelphia$57,884 (full-time)587
12 (tie)University of Colorado Aurora$39,364 (in-state, full-time)722
12 (tie)Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis$65,044 (full-time)492
14University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh$56,004 (in-state, full-time)579
15University of Massachusetts-Worcester Worcester$35,500 (in-state, full-time)617
16University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison$34,478 (in-state, full-time)740
17Harvard University Boston$61,600 (full-time)712
18 (tie)Dartmouth College (Geisel) Hanover, N.H.$63,080 (full-time)403
18 (tie)University of Chicago (Pritzker) Chicago$55,440 (full-time)362
18 (tie)University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas$19,654 (in-state, full-time)905
21 (tie)University of New MexicoAlbuquerque$15,978 (in-state, full-time)423
21 (tie)University of UtahSalt Lake City$39,281 (in-state, full-time)501
23 (tie)University of MarylandBaltimore$36,375 (in-state, full-time)650
23 (tie)University of RochesterRochester$56,800 (full-time)422
23 (tie)Vanderbilt UniversityNashville$55,608 (full-time)397
26 (tie)Brown University (Alpert)Providence, R.I.$61,244 (full-time)590
26 (tie)Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore$53,400 (full-time)476
26 (tie)University of Iowa (Carver)Iowa City$36,382 (in-state, full-time)595
26 (tie)University of VirginiaCharlottesville$43,828 (in-state, full-time)613
30University of California-San Diego La Jolla$33,855 (in-state, full-time)526
31 (tie)Duke UniversityDurham, N.C.$59,100 (full-time)503
31 (tie)East Carolina University (Brody)Greenville$20,252 (in-state, full-time)326
31 (tie)Indiana University-IndianapolisIndianapolis$34,979 (in-state, full-time)1,426
31 (tie)University of ConnecticutFarmington$36,932 (in-state, full-time)425
35 (tie)Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx$52,145 (full-time)771
35 (tie)Emory UniversityAtlanta$50,000 (full-time)556
35 (tie)Northwestern University (Feinberg)Chicago$59,986 (full-time)666
35 (tie)University of Alabama-BirminghamBirmingham$28,410 (in-state, full-time)814
39 (tie)Columbia UniversityNew York$61,146 (full-time)620
39 (tie)Ohio State UniversityColumbus$30,690 (in-state, full-time)778
41 (tie)Boston University Boston$60,864 (full-time)726
41 (tie)University of Kansas Medical CenterKansas City$37,891 (in-state, full-time)858
43University of VermontBurlington$36,340 (in-state, full-time)466
44 (tie)Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (Alix)Rochester, Minn.$55,500 (full-time)307
44 (tie)Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukee$54,050 (full-time)972
44 (tie)New York University (Langone)New YorkN/A481
44 (tie)Yale UniversityNew Haven, Conn.$61,140 (full-time)391
48 (tie)Cornell University (Weill)New York$57,050 (full-time)414
48 (tie)Stanford UniversityStanford$58,197 (full-time)494
48 (tie)University of CincinnatiCincinnati$31,182 (in-state, full-time)708
48 (tie)University of IllinoisChicago$46,359 (in-state, full-time)1,317
48 (tie)West Virginia University Morgantown$30,402 (in-state, full-time)432
53 (tie)University of Florida Gainesville$32,744 (in-state, full-time)544
53 (tie)University of Southern California (Keck)Los Angeles$62,964 (full-time)757
55 (tie)Case Western Reserve University Cleveland$63,262 (full-time)938
55 (tie)Thomas Jefferson University (Kimmel)Philadelphia$56,851 (full-time)1,130
55 (tie)University of Hawaii-Manoa (Burns) Honolulu$36,672 (in-state, full-time)290
55 (tie)Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond$31,208 (in-state, full-time)824
59 (tie)Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew York$52,682 (full-time)557
59 (tie)St. Louis UniversitySt. Louis$54,300 (full-time)717
59 (tie)Tufts UniversityBoston$61,918 (full-time)846
62 (tie)University of Arizona-TucsonTucson$31,652 (in-state, full-time)485
62 (tie)University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphis$35,006 (in-state, full-time)681
64 (tie)University of MissouriColumbia$29,447 (in-state, full-time)408
64 (tie)Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, N.C.$58,823 (full-time)510
66University of Oklahoma Oklahoma City$24,752 (in-state, full-time)658
67 (tie)George Washington UniversityWashington, D.C.$60,250 (full-time)728
67 (tie)Michigan State University College of Human MedicineGrand Rapids$30,740 (in-state, full-time)832
67 (tie)Stony Brook University-SUNYStony Brook, N.Y.$43,020 (in-state, full-time)550
67 (tie)University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston (McGovern)Houston$16,509 (in-state, full-time)984
71 (tie)Rush UniversityChicago$54,000 (full-time)537
71 (tie)Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbock$15,616 (in-state, full-time)729
71 (tie)University of North Texas Health Science CenterFort Worth$13,078 (in-state, full-time)921
74 (tie)Lincoln Memorial University (DeBusk)Harrogate, TexasN/A943
74 (tie)University of California-IrvineIrvine$33,855 (in-state, full-time)429
74 (tie)University of KentuckyLexington$37,396 (in-state, full-time)575
74 (tie)University of Texas Health Science Center-San AntonioSan Antonio$14,877 (in-state, full-time)858
78 (tie)Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston$33,586 (in-state, full-time)743
78 (tie)University at Buffalo-SUNY (Jacobs)Buffalo, N.Y.$43,020 (in-state, full-time)673
78 (tie)University of Miami (Miller) Miami$44,107 (full-time)797
78 (tie)University of South Dakota (Sanford) Sioux Falls$30,772 (in-state, full-time)276
82 (tie)East Tennessee State University (Quillen)Johnson City$32,190 (in-state, full-time)279
82 (tie)Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineErie, Penn.$33,620 (full-time)2,256
82 (tie)Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-New JerseyNew Jersey$40,274 (in-state, full-time)757
85 (tie)Hofstra UniversityHempstead, N.Y.$50,680 (full-time)396
85 (tie)Temple University (Katz)Philadelphia$55,246 (full-time)829
85 (tie)University of Texas Medical Branch-GalvestonGalveston$18,386 (in-state, full-time)954
88 (tie)Augusta UniversityAugusta, Ga.$28,358 (in-state, full-time)942
88 (tie)Texas A&M Health Science CenterBryan, Texas$15,150 (in-state, full-time)675
88 (tie)Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El PasoEl Paso$15,616 (in-state, full-time)416
91 (tie)Central Michigan UniversityMt. PleasantN/A104
91 (tie)Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia$57,248 (full-time)1,043
91 (tie)Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolk$31,820 (in-state, full-time)601
91 (tie)Edward Via College of Osteopathic MedicineBlacksburg, Va.$45,500 (full-time)2,005
91 (tie)Florida Atlantic University (Schmidt)Boca Raton$28,111 (in-state, full-time)247
91 (tie)Florida State University Tallahassee$22,408 (in-state, full-time)483
91 (tie)Georgetown University Washington, D.C.$52,037 (full-time)796
91 (tie)Howard UniversityWashington, D.C.$45,254 (full-time)457
91 (tie)Marshall University (Edwards) Huntington, W.V.$21,972 (in-state, full-time)309
91 (tie)Michigan State University College of Osteopathic MedicineEast Lansing$45,935 (in-state, full-time)1,232
91 (tie)Nova Southeastern University Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (Patel)Fort Lauderdale, Fla.$59,385 (full-time)1,001
91 (tie)Ohio UniversityAthens$35,456 (in-state, full-time)983
91 (tie)Oklahoma State University Tulsa$25,797 (in-state, full-time)456
91 (tie)Rocky Vista UniversityParker$54,980 (full-time)900
91 (tie)Rowan University (Cooper)Camden, N.J.$62,369 (full-time)371
91 (tie)Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Stratford, N.J. $40,135 (in-state, full-time)744
91 (tie)Rutgers New Jersey Medical School-NewarkNewark$40,274 (in-state, full-time)752
91 (tie)Touro University CaliforniaVallejo$55,200 (full-time)545
91 (tie)University of California-RiversideRiverside$34,290 (in-state, full-time)245
91 (tie)University of Central FloridaOrlando$25,491 (in-state, full-time)490
91 (tie)University of New EnglandBiddeford, Maine$56,730 (full-time)706
91 (tie)University of North DakotaGrand Forks$31,130 (in-state, full-time)305
91 (tie)University of PikevillePikeville, Ky. $46,035 (full-time)540
91 (tie)University of South CarolinaColumbia$42,084 (in-state, full-time)388
91 (tie)University of South FloridaTampa$29,175 (in-state, full-time)716
91 (tie)University of ToledoToledo, Ohio $31,950 (in-state, full-time)709
91 (tie)Wayne State UniversityDetroit$32,761 (in-state, full-time)1,182
91 (tie)West Virginia School of Osteopathic MedicineLewisburg$21,472 (in-state, full-time)841
91 (tie)Western University of Health SciencesPomona, Calif.$57,825 (full-time)1,352
91 (tie)Wright State University (Boonshoft)Dayton, Ohio$34,894 (in-state, full-time)480
Source: U.S. News

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