Skip to main content

Facts & Figures

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version


  • Founded as Toland Medical College in 1864
  • Affiliated with University of California in 1873
  • Occupying eight major sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and Fresno with:
    • 28 academic departments
    • 8 organized research units
    • 6 interdisciplinary research centers
  • Ranked first among US medical schools in NIH dollars awarded
  • Ranked by US News & World Report* fifth in quality of research training and third in quality of primary care training. UCSF is the only medical school listed in the top 5 in both categories.
  • Ranked in the top five in all eight of the specialty areas assessed by US News & World Report*: third in anesthesiology, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, and radiology; fifth in pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and family medicine, a speciality ranked by US News for the first time this year. 

Faculty & Staff

Full-time 2,719
Part-time 208
Volunteer 2,150
Non-Faculty Academics 757
Staff employees 5,035
Scientific Society Memberships
American Academy of Arts & Sciences 64
Howard Hughes Medical Investigators 17
National Academy of Medicine 101
National Academy of Sciences 51

Research Indicators

NIH Funding $578M

Student Composition

School of Medicine Admissions
Applications Received 7,846
Applicants Interviewed 468
2019 Entering MD Students 155
- Underrepresented Minorities 34%
- Women 52%
- California Residents 77%
Tuition & Fees
California Residents $34,977
Out-of-State Residents $47,222
Residents & Fellows
Residents 944
Clinical Fellows 607
Postdoctoral Fellows 882
Continuing Medical Education
Live Activity Attendees 15,625
Grand Rounds Attendees 36,130
On-Demand Learners 9.011
Other Lifelong Learners 582

*Source: "2020 Best Medical Schools," US News & World Report