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2022 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

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267

Graduates Per Year

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$57K

Average Salary

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#330

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

267

96% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

34

82% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

329

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

273

330

Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

267

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$26,790

16% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

256

Retailing and Retail Operations

$26,808

257

Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

$26,790

258

Pre-Nursing Studies

$26,790

Salary

Low Salary

$31,965

17% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

268

Pre-Pharmacy Studies

$31,965

269

Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

$31,965

270

Pre-Dentistry Studies

$31,965

Professors

Students

Not Diverse

3/5

18.11% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

331

Bible Studies

332

Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

333

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SUMMARY

A degree in Pre-Physical Therapy Studies is a valuable choice and generally a necessary first step for undergrads planning to begin a career as an assistant physical therapist, a sports recovery trainer, or a movement studies specialist. In fact, pre-physical therapy studies is a very rare degree ranking as the 330th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 267 pre-physical therapy studies graduates. In-state tuition for pre-physical therapy studies at private universities is, on average, 3.2 times more spendy than their public fellows.

With just 34 schools having programs for pre-physical therapy studies you may have a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other pre-physical therapy studies undergraduates, look at schools in Ohio which have more students admitted to pre-physical therapy studies than any other state. More generally, the top region to pursue pre-physical therapy studies is in the Great Lakes region with University of Akron Main Campus, University of Dayton, and The University of Findlay best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to major in pre-physical therapy studies is the Mid-American Conference with University of Akron Main Campus representing the conference. From our comprehensive list on the best colleges, our belief is that the best school for pre-physical therapy studies is University of Dayton.

The objectively 'best' school is not necessarily the best school for you. There might be lots more angels to weigh when choosing school. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would sway your thoughts on where to go to school. Here at Authority, we've weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which pre-physical therapy studies university boasts the best campus, the answer is University of Dayton. If you are primarily interested in which university has the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more so we can compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life and from that list, our selection for the university with the best student life for pre-physical therapy studies is University of Dayton. Are you curious why? Continue reading to discover more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our decisions will probably shock you.

If price is a primary deciding factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding University of Dayton. University of Dayton appears to be the most expensive school for pre-physical therapy studies, at least for out of state attendance. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive schools that could put the price tag of University of Dayton into perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that pre-physical therapy studies is the 257th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average cost of $26,800. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for pre-physical therapy studies in the country is Massachusetts demonstrated by a cost of $36,300 at the main university in the state Becker College. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for pre-physical therapy studies is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for pre-physical therapy studies is the Far West region which is represented by Western Washington University with a cost of $23,562. On the bright side, the most affordable college for pre-physical therapy studies is University of Akron Main Campus. Our comprehensive list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying around $10,000 for a degree in pre-physical therapy studies. The cost balloons significantly to an average of $21,200 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our choice for the school constituting the best value for pre-physical therapy studies: University of Dayton. On this page you can see our comprehensive list on the universities we see as being the best value overall. With that said, this discussion is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for pre-physical therapy studies students vary widely, but within two-years of graduation students will often earn in the neighborhood of $56,900. There is much variation in earnings potential; top earners can make up to $90,900. Right out of college, the lowest earning positions within the pre-physical therapy studies field make $35,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for pre-physical therapy studies come from University of Dayton and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of pre-physical therapy studies sits quite poor, ranking within only the 16th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for pre-physical therapy studies is Becker College and here you can find our general list for the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Pre-Physical Therapy Studies major only is in the 58th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 14th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share, 77%, of those studying pre-physical therapy studies. Additionally, 64% of undergrads seeking a pre-physical therapy studies degree are women.

We have insufficient professors data for pre-physical therapy studies to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we consider data beyond just rankings we find that the college with the overall best instructors for pre-physical therapy studies is Samford University. One will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the top instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for pre-physical therapy studies is Oakwood University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. But, here at Authority we hope you believe that considering the higher education world with context primarily built on superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We hope you explore our other pages on individual colleges and explore some of our helpful background articles on beneficial things to look for as your school search continues.

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The University of Findlay

#1 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

The University of Findlay is a small private institution located in Findlay, OH ranked 29th in Ohio. It has a total of 3,863 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.22% of applicants. The University of Findlay offers 104 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Veterinary Studies, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Pre-Physical Therapy Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $34,200 per year, The University of Findlay is reasonably pricey. 58.93% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home roughly $43,200 per year, which is 4% above the national median.

Findlay, OH

www.findlay.edu/

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

5,561

Students

#760

Ranking

$34,200

Tuition

University of Dayton

#2 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

University of Dayton is a large private university located in Dayton, OH ranked 192nd in the US. It has a total of 8,911 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.03% of applicants. University of Dayton offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Dentistry Studies, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, and Environmental Biology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,100 per year, University of Dayton is quite pricey. 75.62% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $55,100 per year, which is 33% over the national median.

Dayton, OH

https://udayton.edu

A

Rating

72%

Acceptance

13,417

Students

#192

Ranking

$44,100

Tuition

Western Washington University

#3 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

Western Washington University is a large public college located in Bellingham, WA ranked 13th in Washington. It has a total of 16,762 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.38% of applicants. Western Washington University offers 132 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Science Teacher Education, and Biology Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,215 for students from Washington and $23,562 for those from out-of-state, Western Washington University is somewhat moderately costly. 67.06% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Bellingham, WA

www.wwu.edu

B-

Rating

90%

Acceptance

17,966

Students

#617

Ranking

$23,562

Tuition

Samford University

#4 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

Samford University is a mid-sized private college located in Birmingham, AL ranked 2nd in Alabama. It has a total of 3,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 83.31% acceptance rate. Samford University offers 138 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pre-Medical Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,000 per year, Samford University is reasonably expensive. 65.98% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $49,900 per year, which is 20% above the national median.

Birmingham, AL

www.samford.edu

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

6,041

Students

#444

Ranking

$32,000

Tuition

University of Akron Main Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

University of Akron Main Campus is a large public university located in Akron, OH ranked 78th in Ohio. It has a total of 17,498 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.04% of applicants. University of Akron Main Campus offers 478 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Family Systems, and Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,371 for in-state students and $15,500 for those from out-of-state, University of Akron Main Campus is reasonably priced. 32.07% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $36,500 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Akron, OH

www.uakron.edu

C

Rating

73%

Acceptance

21,260

Students

#1737

Ranking

$15,500

Tuition

Anderson University

#6 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

Anderson University is a small private college located in Anderson, SC ranked 12th in South Carolina. It has a total of 3,074 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.73% of applicants. Anderson University offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Christian Studies, and Musical Theatre programs (nationally ranked 6th, 16th, and 35th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,130 per year, Anderson University is somewhat moderately pricey. 52.76% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn roughly $35,200 per year, which is 15% under the national median.

Anderson, SC

www.andersonuniversity.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

3,828

Students

#932

Ranking

$26,130

Tuition

Oakwood University

#7 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

Oakwood University is a small historically black private institution located in Huntsville, AL ranked 26th in Alabama. It has a total of 1,702 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.73% of applicants. Oakwood University offers 63 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Non-Profit Management, and Counseling Psychology programs (nationally ranked 7th, 17th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,974 per year, Oakwood University is reasonably priced. 14% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make roughly $29,700 per year, which is 28% under the national median.

Huntsville, AL

https://www2.oakwood.edu

D+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

1,772

Students

#2421

Ranking

$18,974

Tuition

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

#8 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a small private college located in Belton, TX ranked 74th in Texas. It has a total of 3,617 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.38% of applicants. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Psychology, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, and Christian Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,450 per year, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is somewhat moderately costly. 45.65% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make approximately $44,200 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Belton, TX

https://go.umhb.edu/

C

Rating

87%

Acceptance

4,198

Students

#1466

Ranking

$27,450

Tuition

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

#10 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a mid-sized private college located in Winona, MN ranked 27th in Minnesota. It has a total of 1,665 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 91.99% of applicants. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers 145 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies and Christian Studies programs, which are respectively ranked 10th and 15th in America. With an annual tuition of $36,050 per year, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is reasonably expensive. 60.35% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in around $47,800 per year, which is 15% over the national median.

Winona, MN

www.smumn.edu

C+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

7,590

Students

#1131

Ranking

$36,050

Tuition

Becker College

#11 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

Becker College is a small private college located in Worcester, MA ranked 72nd in Massachusetts. It has a total of 2,142 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a shade south of 7/10ths of applicants. Becker College offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Veterinary Studies, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, and Veterinary Technology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,300 per year, Becker College is rather expensive. 26.36% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make near $43,800 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Worcester, MA

www.becker.edu

C

Rating

70%

Acceptance

2,160

Students

#1577

Ranking

$36,300

Tuition

Lubbock Christian University

#12 Best Colleges for Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

Lubbock Christian University is a small private college located in Lubbock, TX ranked 83rd in Texas. It has a total of 1,619 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.66% of applicants. Lubbock Christian University offers 67 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies and Family Systems programs, which are respectively ranked 12th and 14th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $23,130 per year, Lubbock Christian University is somewhat moderately expensive. 49.52% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to draw approximately $41,800 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

https://www.lcu.edu

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

2,084

Students

#1565

Ranking

$23,130

Tuition