Top Occupational Therapy Schools According to Student Reviews

Top Occupational Therapy Schools – Fall 2015

In addition to rating the top occupational therapy schools, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2016 student earning his Occupational Therapy graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis wrote: ‚ÄúThis is a wonderful program in which most professors have open doors and are very accessible and easy to speak with. They are there to teach, and work quite hard to make sure the learning environment is supportive and collaborative. They emphasize working in groups and creating a strong foundation in theory and intervention training. My peers are amazing individuals who all work hard and have many similar goals and personality traits that go hand in hand with the profession of OT.”

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.

1 Washington University in St. Louis 9.25
1 Huntington University 9.20
3 Stony Brook University SUNY 9.15
4 Colorado State University 9.05
4 University of Illinois at Chicago 9.05
6 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.73
7 MGH Institute of Health Professions 8.62
8 Texas Tech University 8.56
9 Creighton University 8.45
9 Boston University 8.45
11 Texas Woman’s University 8.33
12 Western Michigan University 8.25
13 Thomas Jefferson University 8.24
14 University of Utah 8.23
15 University of Indianapolis 8.19
16 University of Florida 8.13
17 Medical University of South Carolina 8.12
18 The University of Alabama at Birmingham 8.06
19 California State University Dominguez Hills 8.03
20 Columbia University NY 8.01
21 University of Kansas 7.96
22 University of South Alabama 7.93
23 Tufts University 7.92
24 University of Southern California (USC) 7.91
25 New York University 7.78

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, 2015. 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.