Top Physical Therapy Schools for Grad Program Value

Top Physical Therapy Schools for Overall Value

1 Emory University 9.89
2 University of Wisconsin-Madison 9.85
3 University of Colorado Denver 8.81
4 University of Florida 9.78
5 Washington University in St. Louis 9.75
6 Texas Woman’s University 9.74
7 Old Dominion University 9.72
8 University of Central Arkansas 9.70
9 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 9.67
10 Mayo School of Health Sciences 9.65
11 Boston University 9.64
12 University of North Florida 9.63
13 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 9.61
14 MGH Institute of Health Professions 9.60
15 Saint Louis University 9.58
16 University of Central Florida 9.56
17 Texas State University 9.55
18 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 9.54
19 University of Southern California 9.52
20 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 9.51
21 The University of Alabama at Birmingham 9.50
22 Marquette University 9.45
23 Elon University 9.44
24 University of South Alabama 9.42
25 University of Washington Seattle 9.40 defines Grad Program Value as: Overall, how satisfied are you with your graduate program? Did you make the right choice? Would you choose this program again?

In compiling the Top Physical Therapy Schools, students were also asked to post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2017 Emory University Physical Therapy student wrote: “Emory University’s Physical Therapy program is truly amazing! The faculty are so diverse and have knowledge is many different areas of practice. They are always there to help and support us as students as well. I feel very fortunate to be in a program like this one.”

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, 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.