Top Social Work Schools According to Student Reviews

Best Grad Social Work Programs – Fall 2015

Students often left comments with their reviews about social work programs. One Florida International Class of 2015 students wrote: “The best aspect of pursuing a degree in social work at Florida International University is the opportunity to be taught under well seasoned professionals. The educators here are experienced in the field and are always looking for enhancing opportunities for students. They are full of compassion and knowledge. The required internships makes the program a little rigorous; however, it provides students with the opportunity to excel in the practice.”

Students may 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 New Mexico State University 9.11
2 Florida International University 8.96
3 CUNY Lehman College
4 University of Kansas
5 Portland State University 8.51
6 Florida Atlantic University 8.46
7 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 8.45
8 Texas State University 8.44
9 Saint Louis University 8.43
10 The University of Texas at Arlington 8.41
10 The University of Alabama 8.41
12 Washington University in St. Louis 8.40
13 University of Georgia 8.36
14 Case Western Reserve University 8.30
15 California State University, Northridge 8.26
16 University of Michigan 8.25
17 Hunter College – CUNY
18 Alabama A&M University 8.19
19 Simmons College 8.17
20 Boston College
20 California State University, San Marcos 8.15
22 Fordham University 8.12
23 Baylor University 8.05
24 Adelphi University 8.03
25 University of Pittsburgh 8.02

METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. All social work school 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.