help with texas schools

<p>Hi y'all, is anyone familiar with any good schools in Texas, around the San Antonio area, that have a good psychology program? I was thinking of transferring to UTSA (i'm currently in a community college in a dead end town called Laredo), since my extra curricular activity isn't that pretty, hell, it's practically non-existent. But I want to hear what you all have to say about St. Mary's, or any school in San Antonio, TX for that matter.</p>

<p>Oh, and does it matter whether I get a B.A. or B.S. in Psych? Considering that I plan to get a doctorate.</p>


<p>How did you miss Trinity University in San Antonio? It's a terrific school with a very strong psychology program. Excellent academics and good smaller size (about 2300 students). They do a very good job of getting their students into graduate programs. Beautiful campus minutes from downtown. It's in all the college guides. <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Trinity is a great school. Many of our top students go there, and they love it. It's great for liberal arts studies, including psychology.</p>

<p>I know it's a great school...</p>

<p>The reason I overlooked Trinity is that I doubt I have any chance of getting in there with my lack of community service/extra-curricular activity. I have a 3.6 GPA right now in college, but my high-school gpa was a 2.4 and my awful SAT score was 1000. So yeah, there you have it, a pretty longshot if you ask me.</p>

<p>...and about BA/BS in Psychology, all I see being offered through most undergraduate programs in Texas is a BA in Psychology. Is this correct? </p>

<p>And please drop your 2 cents on me regarding the importance of either degree.</p>


<p>Does it have to be in San Antonio? I can't address psychology specifically but here are some other possibilities:</p>

<p>Our Lady of the Lake -San Antonio
St. Mary's -San Antonio (I see you were already asking about that one as well as UTSA)
Texas A & M Corpus Christi
Texas State - San Marcos
University of the Incarnate Word -San antonio
Saint Edward's -Austin
Concordia University -Austin</p>

<p>All of these are in the U.S. News 2005 edition of America's Best Colleges and it looks like your SAT score is in the middle range for all of them. I left out a few in which your SAT falls below the 25%/75% range. Hope this helps and good luck.</p>

<p>You may want to consider Southwestern University. I think that it would be a realistic reach for a transfer student with your credentials. Not in San Antonio, but only a couple of hours away. Southwestern is not as selective as Trinity, but still has a very good reputation. </p>

<p>I think that your SAT score should have less of an impact as a transfer student and that your college gpa will have greater weight -- which is good in your case.</p>