Top Occupational Therapy Schools According to Student Reviews

1 Colorado State University 9.217
2 Washington University in St. Louis 9.124
3 University of Indianapolis 9.112
4 Wayne State University 9.000
5 Pacific University Oregon 8.856
6 Eastern Kentucky University 8.833
7 Thomas Jefferson University 8.804
8 The Ohio State University 8.783
9 Florida International University 8.733
10 Boston University 8.667
11 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.583
12 The University of Alabama at Birmingham 8.539
13 Brenau University 8.483
14 Rush University 8.448
15 University of Florida 8.256
16 Texas Woman’s University 7.893
17 New York University 7.567
18 University of Southern California 7.433
19 University of Georgia 7.412
20 Tufts University 7.400
21 California University of Pennsylvania 7.333
22 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 6.956
23 University of Utah 6.900
24 Utica College 6.817
25 Towson University 6.617

In addition to rating the top occupational therapy schools, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 student earning her graduate degree from Colorado State University wrote: “CSU is large, but the occupational therapy program is limited to 50 students (highly competitive), and the faculty are not only highly knowledgeable, but very personable as well. This is one of the most highly-ranked OT programs in the nation! It’s a wonderful opportunity and an honor to be a part of this program.”

Students can continue to review their programs at and qualify to win a $1,000 scholarship, awarded once per semester. Reviews will be incorporated into upcoming program rankings.

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. These program rankings cover a period from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school. Rankings cover a variety of student topics, such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories. These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., business and management. A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that graduate program.