Students of occupational therapy programs across the country rated their schools in areas such as campus safety, quality of instruction, and student financial services; this list reflects the 16 highest scoring schools across all categories.
Our top school, Huntington University , received an impressive average student rating of 4.71, and has an affordable annual tuition rate of $7,422. Numerous students raved about the program's faculty. "Never in my history of education have I experienced staff that is so personally invested in each student's success," one student wrote. Another student noted that "the professors have huge hearts and are very passionate about their profession." Students at the Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis have nothing but good things to say about their program's faculty as well. "The professors are extremely helpful," one student wrote in her review. According to a second student, the best part of the program are "the faculty, who are fully invested in creating the optimal learning environment for students."
|Rank||School||Annual Tuition||2016 Student Rating|
|#1 Huntington University||Annual Tuition $7,422||2016 Student Rating 4.71|
|#2 Washington University in St Louis||Annual Tuition $44,400||2016 Student Rating 4.50|
|#3 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center||Annual Tuition $16,656||2016 Student Rating 4.44|
|#4 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis||Annual Tuition $23,991||2016 Student Rating 4.35|
|#5 Thomas Jefferson University||Annual Tuition $28,512||2016 Student Rating 4.30|
|#6 Colorado State University-Fort Collins||Annual Tuition $23,240||2016 Student Rating 4.29|
|#7 University of Indianapolis||Annual Tuition $25,510||2016 Student Rating 4.24|
|#8 University of Florida||Annual Tuition $30,036||2016 Student Rating 4.19|
|#9 Loma Linda University||Annual Tuition $25,812||2016 Student Rating 4.14|
|#10 Western Michigan University||Annual Tuition $26,139||2016 Student Rating 4.11|
|#11 University of Southern California||Annual Tuition $37,504||2016 Student Rating 4.10|
|#12 University of Utah||Annual Tuition $20,953||2016 Student Rating 4.06|
|#13 Texas Woman's University||Annual Tuition $11,885||2016 Student Rating 4.04|
|#14 Tufts University||Annual Tuition $45,306||2016 Student Rating 4.00|
|#15 Columbia University in the City of New York||Annual Tuition $41,594||2016 Student Rating 3.98|
|#16 University of Illinois at Chicago||Annual Tuition $25,901||2016 Student Rating 3.83|
|#17 Rockhurst University||Annual Tuition $14,440||2016 Student Rating 3.72|
Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.
Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2015-2016 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.