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U.S. News & World Report 2015: Best graduate schools

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A top notch education is not exclusive to the affluent. With hard work and determination to excel, many students will qualify for academic scholarships.

According to the March 11, release by U.S. News & World Report, the top ranked graduate schools, in medicine, law, and business, reflects that some affordable schools made the cut.

The report includes rankings of the top medical schools for research, the tuition, and the school's program limit on the number of enrolled students.

The list reflects the Top 25 U.S. Medical Schools. In some cases, the list reflects schools that share an equal ranking on the list.

The list factors, research ranking, school name and location, tuition cost, and maximum enrollment.

#1 Harvard University, Boston, MA
$52,100 (full-time) Max 708

#2 Stanford University, Stanford, CA
$48,999 (full-time) Max 468

#3 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
$45,750 (full-time) Max 484

#4 University of California—​San Francisco, CA
$32,106 (in-state, full-time); $44,351 (out-of-state, full-time) Max 632

#4 University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)Philadelphia, PA
$48,738 (full-time) Max 665

#6 Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
$54,050 (full-time) Max 485

#7 Yale University, New Haven, CT
$51,480 (full-time) Max 401

#8 Columbia University, New York, NY
$51,484 (full-time) Max 655

#8 Duke University, Durham, NC
$49,940 (full-time) Max 430

#10 University of Washington, Seattle, WA
$29,958 (in-state, full-time); $58,947 (out-of-state, full-time) Max 918

#11 University of Chicago (Pritzker), Chicago, IL
$45,835 (full-time) Max 370

#12 University of California—​Los Angeles (Geffen)Los Angeles, CA
$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) Max 771

#12 University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
$29,956 (in-state, full-time); $47,904 (out-of-state, full-time) Max 687

#14 University of California—​San Diego, La Jolla, CA
$31,134 (in-state, full-time); $43,379 (out-of-state, full-time) Max 503

#15 Cornell University (Weill) New York, NY
$48,500 (full-time) Max 417

#15 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
$44,030 (full-time) Max 429

#17 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
$46,962 (in-state, full-time); $48,138 (out-of-state, full-time) Max 602

#18 Northwestern University (Feinberg) Chicago, IL
$50,272 (full-time) Max 689

#19 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
$42,888 (full-time) Max 550

#19 New York University, New York, NY
$46,260 (full-time) Max 660

#21 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
$19,650 (full-time) Max 747

#22 University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
$17,537 (in-state, full-time); $44,416 (out-of-state, full-time) Max 811

#23 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
$53,320 (full-time) Max 847

#24 Emory University, Atlanta, GA
$48,700 (full-time) Max 550

#25 Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN
$43,150 (full-time) Max 195

Click here for all programs, full report.

On the local level, The University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine moved up nine places this year to be ranked 57th on the 2015 report.

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