Top Occupational Therapy Schools According to Student Reviews

1 Colorado State University 9.11
2 Washington University In St. Louis 9.05
3 MGH Institute of Health Professions 8.87
4 Creighton University 8.73
4 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.73
6 University of Indianapolis 8.72
7 University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus 8.71
8 Stony Brook University SUNY 8.70
9 Idaho State University 8.67
9 Boston University 8.67
9 Thomas Jefferson University 8.67
12 Columbia University 8.63
13 The University of Alabama at Birmingham 8.58
14 Texas Tech University 8.56
15 The University Of Texas-Houston Health Science Center 8.53
16 Saginaw Valley State University 8.52
17 Temple University 8.50
18 Medical University Of South Carolina 8.48
19 Texas Woman’s University 8.33
20 University Of Southern California (USC) 8.29
21 University of Utah 8.23
22 University of Washington Seattle 8.20
23 University of Florida 8.13
24 University of Illinois at Chicago 8.09
25 Tufts University 8.01

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.”

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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, 2014. 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.