Most expensive medical schools: It is pretty much common knowledge that medical school in the US is rather expensive and that people who attend have the largest amounts of student debt. The good news, on the other hand, is that medical practitioners are also amongst the best paid professionals in the country, earning enough to pay out their student loans quite quickly.
But which are the most expensive medical schools?
We would like to present you with a list we have compiled of the top 10 most expensive medical schools in the US, based on their tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic year. It is important to note that other expenses, such as accommodation, books, and so on, are not taken into account, meaning that the real cost of attending one of these top medical schools is even higher.
The schools were ranked according to the statistics released by US News, in a style similar to our recap of the best business schools. All of the figures used are accurate as of June 30, 2013.
Massachusetts is the leading state with three out of the ten most expensive medical schools in the country, including the most expensive one – Tufts University in Somerville, near Boston. It is the second year in a row when Tufts’ School of Medicine ranks as the most expensive one in the US. However, the high costs do not seem to impede the future doctors of our nation, as Tufts, along with Temple University in Philadelphia are among the leading medical schools in terms of student applications.
Apart from Tufts and Temple, other highlights include The College of Physicians and Surgeons from Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Let’s take a look at the countdown.
Note: This countdown takes into account only private medical schools in the US. In addition, other medical schools in the US that do not meet US News’ ranking criteria were excluded from the countdown as well.
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