Top Physical Therapy Programs for Financial Aid

1 Old Dominion University 9.20
2 Texas Woman’s University 8.89
3 University of Central Arkansas 8.73
4 University of North Florida 8.71
5 Mayo School of Health Sciences 8.55
6 University of Washington 8.25
7 East Tennessee State University 8.15
8 Rockhurst University 8.00
9 Samuel Merritt University 7.63
10 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 7.50
11 Midwestern University – Downers Grove 7.38
12 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 7.33
13 University of Michigan-Flint 7.29
14 University of Florida 7.25
15 Drexel University 7.07
16 University of California-San Francisco 7.05
17 Texas State University 7.00
18 Rutgers University-Camden 6.90
19 University of Maryland Baltimore 6.83
20 Grand Valley State University 6.80
21 Touro College 6.79
22 A. T. Still University – Mesa 6.77
23 University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 6.75
24 California State University Fresno 6.72
25 Emory University 6.67 defines Financial Aid as: if you received Financial Aid from your school, how pleased are you with your package (grants, scholarships, etc.) and the application process?

In addition to rating the Top Physical Therapy Programs for Financial Aid, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2016 student earning her graduate degree from Old Dominion University wrote: “My decision to attend the DPT program at ODU was based on my professional experiences while working in a outpatient PT clinic. ODU DPT graduates had a reputation of being highly competent and preferential for hire compared to other recent graduates.”

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 March 31, 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.