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 and, 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 is the most expensive college for applied psychology, at least for out of state students. We do have a list of the most expensive colleges that could put the expense at Boston College into 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 in 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 and 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 and 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.