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Colleges and Universities With the Most Helpful Student Health Resources

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Top Choices

  • Arizona State University—Tempe (Tempe, AZ): "It has a history of being one of the top schools to care for its students' mental and physical health."
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY): "They're always super on top of health both inside and outside."
  • ERAU—Daytona Beach (Daytona Beach, FL): "I have been here a few days and have met amazing people so far. I met my guidance counselor as well as the freshman health counselor. They have spoken to me about the transition from home to dorm life."
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD): "They have a whole student health and awareness center for all kinds of health resources."
  • New York University (New York, NY): "NYU's Health and Wellness website gives a lot of details and so much information [about appointments, urgent care, counseling and wellness services, gender-affirming care, etc.] and the layout of the website is also very neat."
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA): "Stanford has advantages over other universities in health due to unique patient faculty and staff, student demographics, and humanities expertise."
  • The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX): "It's evident through their marketing and representation of services along with cheap health care costs that UTA wants to promote health on campus. They have everything from basic to dietary, mental health, and many others."

    "They have a health clinic that is included in tuition and open to students. Tuition also covers three trips a month to an on-campus therapist. There are signs and posters with numbers you can call if you need help, and they're even on the back of the ID card. The school is very open to talking about mental health and how asking for help is perfectly fine and even encouraged."
  • University of California, Davis (Davis, CA): "UC Davis has extensive mental and physical health resources for students, including programs that support minorities. They also support the wider community; when I was a kid, the UC Davis hospital was the only place I could meet specialists when dealing with chronic illness."
  • University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA): "UC San Diego has the best helpful health resources because they help monitor the students' wellness. Students have the chance to evaluate it as well."

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  • Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY): "It has twice-a-week mental health stations, constant email and text reminders about checking up on yourself, and free counseling for those who need it or think they might need it. It also has two chapels on campus so students can cope through spirituality."
  • Bluefield University (Bluefield, VA): "Bluefield has the most helpful health resources because its faculty and staff are some of the most caring people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. They offer resources for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health."
  • California Baptist University (Riverside, CA): "They give a free gym membership where you can take lessons on fighting styles and techniques, and you will find personal trainers inside."
  • California State University, San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): "They check up on you academically, socially, mentally, and emotionally as well as other things, but they do offer special help, give important updates, and send emails to guide you."
  • Des Moines Area Community College (Ankeny, IA): "They have so many resources. There is support from advisors and therapists. They even have their own nurse practitioner that you can schedule an appointment with and will help you get all fixed up. They also have resources if the medication you need is too expensive—they have lots of coupons."
  • Eastern Maine Community College (Bangor, ME): "I've found they help to point you in the right direction with health care issues."
  • Elmira College (Elmira, NY): "There's a PA on site who can write prescriptions and has cold remedy packs to go."
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA): "Emory has the most helpful health resources because they are a medical hospital performing research and studies. They contribute greatly to the health community."
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL): "FSU has free-of-charge counseling/therapy for students. It also has a free food shelf for students with food and hygiene items. This is amazing!"
  • Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ): "My sister went there and we were all impressed with the level of care and the atmosphere."
  • Hendrix College (Conway, AR): "At Hendrix, they offer physical and mental well-being services and take them very seriously. They offer break rooms to relax and watch out for their students and staff."
  • Hendrix College (Conway, AR): "At Hendrix, they offer physical and mental well-being services and take them very seriously. They offer break rooms to relax and watch out for their students and staff."
  • Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN): "IU Bloomington has a hospital on campus that is willing to provide students with 24/7 care whenever they may need it."
  • Los Angeles City College (Los Angeles, CA): "They offer on-campus mental health services such as therapy. They also have a therapist that offers mental health services to foster youth specifically."
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA): "They have excellent sports teams and, in turn, excellent health officials to make sure they stay healthy."
  • Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN): "There are a lot of options available to students and they are very accommodating of your needs."
  • New England Institute of Technology (East Greenwich, RI): "For physical health, they have a gym open for everyone, and they do activities for mental health."
  • Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ): "There are free resources as well as an abundance of opportunities to find or seek help. The physical resources are also provided at a much-reduced rate and available to everyone."
  • Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI): "This school offers extensive resources for students' health, which include emergency services, therapy, and even couples' counseling."
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ): "All students have easy access to mental health care, and there are lots of care spots around campus that are available to all students as well as a nearby pharmacy that takes most insurance plans."
  • Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX): "They genuinely care about their students and make resources known and readily available."
  • Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA): "Everyone is so genuinely kind. They are constantly giving out the phone numbers for these services."
  • The University of Alabama, Huntsville (Huntsville, AL): "They offer very good medical doctors and therapists for a low price."
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX): "As a teaching university, UTHSCSA cares about mental health because they recognize the importance of work-life balance."
  • University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA): "They truly want to help you succeed, and there are plenty of on-campus resources."
  • University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA): "They have free therapy at the student health center, provide psychiatrists, give free gym access to students, and offer mindful workouts like yoga."
  • University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR): "They have resources available 24/7 and somebody is always willing to help!"
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA): "The campus has an amazing hospital and medical school."
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY): "They have a free clinic for students to come to whenever they need."
  • University of Mississippi (University, MS): "They have free therapists available for all students 24/7."
  • University of Nebraska—Lincoln (Lincoln, NE): "I got sick within the first week of starting school and they helped me get what I needed to get over the sinus infection being away from home."
  • University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL): "In their Botanical Gardens, they have multiple areas for mental health nourishment. I've seen how their gardens are meticulously constructed with each detail in mind catering toward certain mental health issues from depression to dementia. The flowers and constructions used are scientifically researched to be more effective with certain mental health. UNF also has an outstanding student-led mental health group that helps everyone on campus."
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR): "The counselors there want to make sure you have the resources to get through school if you require extra help; they want to make sure college isn't harder because of your mental health."
  • University of Reading (Reading, Berkshire): "They have a 62.5% total mental health score with a 65.7% satisfaction rate [according to the HUMEN University Mental Health League Table 2022; the University of Reading ranked #1 among universities that prioritize student well-being]."
  • University of Richmond (University of Richmond, VA): "They have everything from therapy dogs to free counseling to programs that benefit all types of health."
  • Valencia College (Orlando, FL): "They offer a variety of help sessions around campus and constantly remind us to take breaks to avoid burnout."
  • Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA): "I believe they are accessible and there to help with anything you might need. Even if they can't help directly, they can find someone who can. They have mental and physical health supports."

Source: CX Student Users

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The well-being of students has taken center stage in today's fast-paced, demanding college environment—and rightfully so. As the importance of mental and physical health becomes increasingly evident, finding a school that offers comprehensive support and resources for your own well-being is crucial. We recently surveyed the CollegeXpress community to ask them which schools nurture not only academic success but also the mental and physical health of their student bodies. These institutions provide affordable or free health services and special programs designed to promote holistic wellness, ensuring that students thrive during their college years. Check them out and see why students feel well taken care of on these campuses!

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