Top Physical Therapy Schools and Programs

Top Physical Therapy Schools- Spring 2014

1 Texas Woman’s University 9.05
2 University Of Illinois At chicago 9,00
3 University of Wisconsin-Madison 8.96
4 Mayo School Of Health Sciences 8.94
5 MGH Institute Of Health Professions 8.90
6 University of Central Arkansas 8.88
7 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 8.62
8 East Tennessee State University 8.60
9 University of Central Florida 8.51
10 Washington University In St. Louis 8.47
11 University Of Washington Seattle 8.33
12 Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 8.26
12 Texas Tech University 8.26
14 Ithaca College 8.23
15 University Of New Mexico-Main Campus 8.17
16 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 8.13
17 University Of Cincinnati 8.12
18 University Of Indianapolis 8.10
19 Emory University 8.08
20 Quinnipiac University 7.90
21 Columbia University NY 7.87
22 Cleveland State University 7.83
23 Old Dominion University 7.80
24 Drexel University 7.78
25 University Of California-San Francisco 7.76

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, 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.