Top Physical Therapy Schools and Programs

Top Physical Therapy Schools- Fall 2013

1 University of Wisconsin-Madison 8.850
2 MGH Institute of Health Professions 8.808
3 Mayo School of Health Sciences 8.567
4 Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 8.450
5 University of Indianapolis 8.275
6 University of New Mexico-Main Campus 8.167
7 University of Cincinnati 8.117
8 California State University, Fresno 8.013
9 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 7.967
10 Washington University in St. Louis 7.933
11 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 7.846
12 Thomas Jefferson University 7.797
13 Columbia University, NY 7.789
14 Pacific University Oregon 7.767
15 University of North Florida 7.714
16 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 7.683
17 Texas Woman’s University 7.658
18 Rutgers University-Camden 7.633
19 University of South Florida 7.617
20 Drexel University 7.578
21 Wayne State University 7.567
22 Boston University 7.525
23 The Ohio State University 7.422
24 The George Washington University 7.200
25 Stony Brook University, SUNY 7.056

In compiling the Top Physical Therapy Schools, students were also asked to post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2015 University of Wisconsin Physical Therapy student wrote: “The faculty are amazing!! They are both well known in the field and in their specialties as well approachable and available. Being a state-school, paying in-state tuition is low compared to many other PT programs and the quality of education is definitely high.”

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.