Three wheelchair-using UF students pose for a photo wearing shirts that say "The future is accessible"
From left: UF students Tamia Robinson, Bradley Minotti and Delania Parrish. Photo by Steve Wright/New Mobility.

University of Florida named among top 10 wheelchair-friendly schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida is among the top colleges that create wheelchair-friendly campuses and cultures, according to a new report from New Mobility. UF was listed among the top 10 schools on the publication’s Guide to Wheelchair-Friendly Higher Education.

New Mobility describes UF as ‘a top-value major university with excellent accessibility,’ and notes both the university’s No. 6 ranking from U.S. News & World Report and its top ranks for wheelchair-user physical and programmatic accessibility.

The UF Disability Resource Center is the university’s central support system for about 3,000 students with disabilities, including about 50-70 students who use wheelchairs.

“The amount of programs my university has is amazing, too,” said Tamia Robinson, a junior criminology student at UF. “We have wheelchair basketball, an honor society for students with disabilities, a study abroad program that includes disability studies, accessible yoga and an amazing disabilities studies department.”

New Mobility surveyed hundreds of colleges and interviewed more than 80 wheelchair-using students and disability service leaders to create its list of the top wheelchair-friendly schools. Read more about UF, its access, accommodations, housing, extracurricular activities, study abroad opportunities and more as described by current wheelchair using students in this story in New Mobility.