10 Medical Schools With the Most Students

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Large medical schools offer various opportunities.

While attending a smaller institution may mean more individual attention, several perks are available through a larger medical school. For one, experts say, there's a greater chance of a more diverse student body. A larger school can also provide more faculty along with a variety of research opportunities and additional campuses. Here are the 10 medical schools that had the most students enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year, according to data reported to U.S. News.

Thomas Jefferson University (Kimmel) (PA)

U.S. News research rank: 55 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 59 (tie)

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 1,088

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 271

Learn more about Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

University of Washington

U.S. News research rank: 7 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 1

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 1,123

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 270

Learn more about the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Wayne State University (MI)

U.S. News research rank: 66 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 89 (tie)

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 1,188

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 299

Learn more about the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Lincoln Memorial University (DeBusk) (TN)

U.S. News research rank: 93-123

U.S. News primary care rank: 93-123

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 1,191

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 411

Learn more about DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

University of Illinois

U.S. News research rank: 55 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 67 (tie)

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 1,275

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 303

Learn more about the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Nova Southeastern University Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (Patel) (FL)

U.S. News research rank: 93-123

U.S. News primary care rank: 93-123

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 1,302

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 415

Learn more about Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Western University of Health Sciences (CA)

U.S. News research rank: 93-123

U.S. News primary care rank: 93-123

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 1,339

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 354

Learn more about the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

Indiana University--Indianapolis

U.S. News research rank: 42 (tie)

U.S. News primary care rank: 36 (tie)

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 1,441

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 371

Learn more about Indiana University--Indianapolis School of Medicine.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VA)

U.S. News research rank: 93-123

U.S. News primary care rank: 93-123

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 2,122

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 665

Learn more about the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (PA)

U.S. News research rank: 93-123

U.S. News primary care rank: 80 (tie)

Total enrollment (2020-2021): 2,390

First-year student enrollment (2020-2021): 739

Learn more about the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Medical schools with the most enrolled students in the 2020-2021 school year:

-- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: 2,390

-- Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine: 2,122

-- Indiana University--Indianapolis: 1,441

-- Western University of Health Sciences: 1,339

-- Nova Southeastern University Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (Patel): 1,302

-- University of Illinois: 1,275

-- Lincoln Memorial University (DeBusk): 1,191

-- Wayne State University: 1,188

-- University of Washington: 1,123

-- Thomas Jefferson University (Kimmel): 1,088

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