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2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

There are about 5,558 students enrolled in Applied Psychology in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,701

Vs. National Avg.

-89%

popularity Rank

#244

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$27K

Vs. National Avg.

12%

cost Rank

#199

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$44K

Vs. National Avg.

10%

salary Rank

#143

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

professors Rank

#267

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

13%

students Rank

#53

SUMMARY

Going to school for Applied Psychology is a valuable choice and frequently an essential first step for undergraduates endeavoring to enter a career as an applied psychologist, a mental health specialist, or an aba therapist. In fact, applied psychology is a very rare degree being the 218th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 941 applied psychology degrees conferred. In-state tuition for applied psychology at private institutions is, on average, 3.4 times more costly than their public counterparts.

With only 51 colleges having programs for this degree you might have a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other applied psychology students, look at universities in New York which have more undergrads admitted to applied psychology than any other state. less precisely, the top region to get a degree in applied psychology is in the Mid East region with New York University, Pace University, and Farmingdale State College best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study applied psychology is the Atlantic Coast Conference with Boston College representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best college for applied psychology is New York University. You may also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The 'best' school might not actually be the 'best' school for you. There can be a bunch of perspectives to think about when deciding on institution. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely alter your feelings on where to go to college. Here at Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which applied psychology school has the top campus, the answer is New York University. If you are very interested in which school has the finest campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more in order to evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our selection for the university with the best student life for applied psychology is Boston College. Are you curious why? Continue reading to find out more about Authority's top choices. Some of our decisions will probably shock you.

If price is a primary factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about Boston College. Boston College&nbspis the most expensive college for applied psychology, at least for out of state students. We do have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the expense at Boston College&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you could want to know that applied psychology is the 290th most expensive degree in the United States, with an average bill of $24,900. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for applied psychology nationally is Massachusetts demonstrated by a tuition of $56,780 at Boston College. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for applied psychology is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Boston College with a cost of $56,780, Bryant University with a cost of $44,498, and Champlain College with a cost of $41,728.

Our cheapest region for applied psychology is the Plains region which is represented by Bellevue University with a cost of $7,176 and Mayville State University with a cost of $8,690. On the bright side, the most affordable university for applied psychology is Mayville State University. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $9,200 for a degree in applied psychology. The price increases substantially to an average of $18,800 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the college representing the best value for applied psychology: Boston College. Through this link you can find our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value&nbspin general. Do know, this section is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for applied psychology majors vary widely, but within two-years of leaving college students will regularly make in the neighborhood of $38,200. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $76,800. Straight out of college, the lowest end jobs within the applied psychology field earn $17,900, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for applied psychology attended Bryant University&nbspand if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of applied psychology ranks solid, ranking in the 60th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for applied psychology is New York University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Applied Psychology major only is within the 28th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 56th percentile. White students make up the largest share at 60% of those studying applied psychology. Additionally, 78% of scholars pursuing an applied psychology major are women.

The median score for applied psychology's professors is 4.1 stars, a score which is 2% higher than the average score across all majors; this is a good score. If you are looking for the most popular applied psychology professor nationally, look no further than William Pelz at Herkimer County Community College. This may come as a surprise, but the top rated professors of applied psychology by student are at Florida International University. As we including data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with the overall best instructors for applied psychology is New York University. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for applied psychology is United States Military Academy. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a detailed list of the hardest colleges to get into. But, here at Authority we do hope you believe that approaching academics from context mainly formed from superlatives can cause issues. We at Authority hope you explore our other pages on different topics and peruse a few of our helpful background articles on useful things to think about as you continue your school search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Rice University

Houston, TX | www.rice.edu/

11%

Acceptance

8,005

Students

#22

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Barnard College

New York, NY | www.barnard.edu/

14%

Acceptance

2,771

Students

#30

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | web.mit.edu/

7%

Acceptance

12,195

Students

#1

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA | www.bc.edu/

26%

Acceptance

16,502

Students

#32

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Applied Psychology

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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