The 2018 Top Colleges for Health Professions ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. Learn where our data comes from.
|Overall Niche Grade||Overall Niche Grade, which incorporates statistics and student surveys regarding all aspects of the student experience, such as academics, value, professors, diversity, local area, campus quality, safety and student life.||Niche||30.0%|
|Health Professions Student SAT/ACT Scores||Composite SAT/ACT scores (normalized to the same scale) of students majoring in Health Professions at the school. Scores are self-reported by students on Niche.com.||Self-reported by Niche users||20.0%|
|Percent Majoring in Health Professions||Percent of undergraduate students at each school who major in Health Professions.||U.S. Dept. of Education||15.0%|
|Health Professions Program Demand||A ratio of the number of Niche users interested in the Health Professions program compared to the size of the program.||Self-reported by Niche users||10.0%|
|Health Professions Student Surveys||Niche survey responses scored on a 1-5 scale regarding the overall experience of students and alumni who major in Health Professions.||Self-reported by Niche users||7.5%|
|Percent of U.S. Health Professions Graduates||Percent of total annual Health Professions graduates nationally that come from this program.||U.S. Dept. of Education||7.5%|
|Health Professions Program Demand Within School||A ratio of the number of Niche users interested in the Health Professions program compared with other majors at the school, normalized by the size of each program.||Self-reported by Niche users||5.0%|
|Health Professions Test Scores Compared to School’s||Comparison of SAT/ACT scores of students majoring in Health Professions compared to all other majors at the school. Scores are self-reported by students on Niche.com.||Self-reported by Niche users||5.0%|
To be included, the school must confer at least 20 bachelor’s degrees in the field annually or have the major represent at least 2.5% of all bachelor’s degrees conferred by the school. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2015–2017, as self-reported by the colleges.