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which schools are good for psychology?

:))):))) Registered User Posts: 509 Member
edited December 2005 in College Search & Selection
well, the title says it all...
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Replies to: which schools are good for psychology?

  • AlexandreAlexandre Registered User Posts: 24,632 Senior Member
    What are your stats? Do you need financial aid?
  • :))):))) Registered User Posts: 509 Member
    Yes, I need financial aid. I'm taking the SAT I in a week and the SAT II in november and i'm waiting for my TOEFL results to come up in a few days. As you can see, I'm not pushing it :)
  • collegehelpcollegehelp Registered User Posts: 6,590 Senior Member
    Stanford (for social)
    U Minnesota (for child)
    Yale (for Clinical)

    Psych is a very diverse area (e.g. biopsych vs social psych). Which area of psych interests you most?
  • :))):))) Registered User Posts: 509 Member
    social psychology but i'm still not sure psychology is what i want to major in
  • danhakdanhak Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    NRC Rankings in Psychology


    1 Stanford 4.82
    2 Michigan 4.63
    3 Yale 4.62
    4 UCLA 4.61
    5 Illinois 4.58
    6 Harvard 4.48
    7 Minnesota 4.46
    8 Penn 4.35
    9 Cal Berkeley 4.33
    10 Cal San Diego 4.32
    11 Carnegie Mellon 4.29
    12 Washington 4.24
    13 Princeton 4.22
    14 Cornell 4.15
    15 Wisconsin 4.09
    16 Texas 4.04
    17 Columbia 4.04
    18 Chicago 3.98
    19 Virginia 3.97
    20 Indiana 3.97
    21 Ohio State 3.95
    22 Oregon 3.94
    23 Colorado 3.94
    24 Northwestern 3.91
    25 North Carolina 3.90
    26 Cal Irvine 3.85
    27 Massachusetts 3.78
    28 Rutgers 3.76
    29 Southern Cal 3.74
    30 Purdue 3.74
    31 Rochester 3.73
    32 Penn State 3.72
    33 Duke 3.69
    34 NYU 3.68
    35 Johns Hopkins 3.68
    36 Iowa 3.64
    37 Brown 3.62
    38 Florida 3.60
    39 SUNY Stony Brook 3.59
    40 Vanderbilt 3.55
    41 Uniformed Services U of Hlth Sci 3.54
    42 CUNY 3.48
    43 Arizona 3.47
    44 Emory 3.46
    45 Peabody Col 3.44
    46 Michigan State 3.43
    47 Cal Davis 3.42
    48 Pittsburgh 3.38
    49 Arizona State 3.35
    50 Clark 3.30
    51 Maryland 3.28
    52 Connecticut 3.28
    53 Cal Santa Barbara 3.28
    54 Utah 3.23
    55 South Florida 3.22
    56 Kansas 3.22
    57 Miami 3.18
    58 Delaware 3.18
    59 SUNY Albany 3.16
    60 Cal Santa Cruz 3.16
    61 SUNY Buffalo 3.15
    62 Denver 3.14
    63 Washington (St. Louis) 3.12
    64 Temple 3.12
    65 Georgia 3.10
    66 Rice 3.08
    67 Missouri 3.07
    68 Illinois Chicago 3.05
    69 Houston 3.04
    70 Cal Riverside 3.02
    71 Texas A&M 2.94
    72 Brandeis 2.93
    73 Northeastern 2.92
    74 SUNY Binghamton 2.91
    75 Alabama Birmingham 2.91
    76 Syracuse 2.88
    77 Hawaii Manoa 2.87
    78 Georgia Tech 2.87
    79 Iowa State 2.82
    80 Wayne State 2.81
    81 Dartmouth College 2.80
    82 Colorado State 2.79
    83 Vermont 2.78
    84 Florida State 2.78
    85 Case Western 2.77
    86 Bowling Green 2.76
    87 West Virginia 2.70
    88 Notre Dame 2.70
    89 Texas Southwestern Med Ctr 2.69
    90 Kentucky 2.69
    91 VPI 2.67
    92 South Carolina 2.67
    93 North Carolina Greensboro 2.67
    94 Tennessee 2.66
    95 Nebraska 2.65
    96 Boston University 2.65
    97 Virginia Commonwealth 2.63
    98 Kent State 2.61
    99 Southern Illinois 2.58
    100 Rhode Island 2.57
    101 New Hampshire 2.56
    102 Texas Arlington 2.55
    103 Georgia State 2.53
    104 George Washington 2.52
    105 Loyola Chicago 2.50
    106 George Mason 2.49
    107 Cincinnati 2.46
    108 Tufts 2.45
    109 Louisville 2.41
    110 Yeshiva 2.40
    111 Miami 2.40
    112 Alabama 2.39
    113 Tulsa 2.38
    114 Maryland Baltimore County 2.38
    115 Washington State 2.37
    116 Oklahoma 2.37
    117 Texas Tech 2.35
    118 Ohio 2.35
    119 Maine 2.35
    120 Howard 2.35
    121 Bryn Mawr 2.34
    122 North Carolina State 2.33
    123 Brigham Young 2.31
    124 LSU 2.28
    125 American 2.28
    126 Georgetown 2.27
    127 Catholic University 2.27
    128 Tulane 2.23
    129 Texas Dallas 2.23
    130 TCU 2.23
    131 New Mexico State 2.23
    132 Claremont 2.22
    133 Nevada Reno 2.21
    134 Mississippi 2.18
    135 Chicago Med Sch 2.17
    136 Kansas State 2.15
    137 Saint Louis 2.13
    138 Hahnemann 2.13
    139 Wisconsin Milwaukee 2.12
    140 Missouri Saint Louis 2.07
    141 Akron 2.07
    142 Northern Illinois 2.06
    143 St. John's 2.05
    144 Adelphi 2.04
    145 Toledo 2.00
    146 Boston College 2.00
    147 Lehigh 1.95
    148 Fordham 1.92
    149 Ball State 1.92
    150 Wyoming 1.90
    151 Missouri Kansas City 1.90
    152 Arkansas 1.89
    153 Western Michigan 1.87
    154 Auburn 1.85
    155 Hofstra 1.82
    156 Old Dominion 1.81
    157 Illinois Tech 1.79
    158 North Texas 1.76
    159 Montana 1.73
    160 Fuller Theological 1.73
    161 Southern Mississippi 1.72
    162 Utah State 1.64
    163 New Orleans 1.64
    164 Cal San Francisco 1.60
    165 Baylor 1.58
    166 Oklahoma State 1.55
    167 Duquesne 1.55
    168 North Dakota 1.50
    169 Puerto Rico Rio Piedras 1.40
    170 Fairleigh Dickinson 1.40
    171 Cal Sch Prof Psych-Alameda 1.30
    172 Northern Colorado 1.22
    173 Saybrook Institute 1.08
    174 Pacific Psych 1.06
    175 East Texas State 1.04
    176 Cal Sch Prof Psych-San Diego 1.04
    177 Cal Sch Prof Psych-Los Angeles 1.04
    178 Cal Sch Prof Psych-Fresno 0.91
    179 Detroit Mercy 0.86
    180 Biola 0.86
    181 Fielding Institute 0.84
    182 Mississippi State 0.80
    183 Rutgers Newark 0.74
    184 Texas Woman's 0.73
    185 Stevens Tech 0.20
  • huskem55huskem55 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 4,284 Senior Member
    its hard to say. most rankings are for overall graduate psych programs. for example, in the above list, stanford is rated number 1, but they dont have a clinical psych program (the most competitve subarea), harvard's program is unaccredited, etc, etc, and one of the schools ranked high on the list has an absolutely atrocious department (first hand experience unfortunately for my masters).
    also, how are the rankings compiled? student satisfaction? department size? people who go on to graduate degrees?
    gotta take these with a grain of salt.
  • mkevb1mkevb1 Registered User Posts: 305 Member
    yea thats my question too, which schools have the top psych premed undergraduate programs?
    am i correct in assuming since psych is a such a broad category that most of the generic "top" colleges will have solid psych/premed undergraduate programs?
  • eadams83eadams83 Registered User Posts: 65 New Member
    Which school was ranked high that you consider atrocious (Yale?) If so why is this?
  • mkevb1mkevb1 Registered User Posts: 305 Member
    what? (10char)
  • huskem55huskem55 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 4,284 Senior Member
    mkevb1: if you're interested in both psych and premed, i you might want to look into a behavioral neuroscience major
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