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Best Disability Friendly U.S. Colleges and Universities

  • Published: 2016-05-26 : College Choice (
  • Synopsis: College Choice list of best disability friendly colleges and universities in the United States

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Quote: "University of Michigan tops the list, followed by University of Southern California and Northeastern University."

College Choice ( has published its annual ranking of best disability friendly colleges and universities. The ranking can be viewed in full at

Coby Cagle, Associate Editor of the ranking says, "The vast majority of universities in the united states simply meet the minimum accessibility standards set by the government. The schools on this list, however, are some of the best in the country at committing resources and funding to equip their students with the tools they need thrive."

The College Choice 2016 Ranking of the Best Disability Friendly Colleges and Universities takes into account several key factors to ensure students looking for schools with exceptional support for students of all abilities will get the best rate of return on their educational investment. We began with a list of schools that far exceed the minimum legal requirements for accessibility. That list was then evaluated and ranked based on factors like academic reputation, student satisfaction, affordability, average financial aid award, and average salary of recent graduates.

"With this ranking we highlight the universities and colleges that devote an abundant amount of resources to ensure that students of all abilities have equal access to a high-quality education," said Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice.

University of Michigan tops the list, followed by University of Southern California and Northeastern University.

Other ranked schools include (alphabetically ordered):

  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
  • Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • Alfred University, Alfred, NY
  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • California State University, Fullerton, CA
  • Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ
  • College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Curry College, Milton, MA
  • Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV
  • Dean College, Franklin, MA
  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan, Teaneck, NJ
  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
  • Loras College, Dubuque, IA
  • Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
  • McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
  • Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
  • Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
  • Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
  • Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
  • Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  • St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
  • SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT
  • University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

College Choice is a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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