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2021 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor's Degree Schools

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In 2018-2019, 177,655 psychology students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #8 most popular in the country.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Psychology Bachelor's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 1,492 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular bachelor's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Psychology program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Psychology Bachelor's Degree Colleges.

Our analysis found Florida International University to be the most popular school for psychology students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 1,402 students majoring in psychology at FIU, 18% are male and 82% are female.

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The in-demand bachelor’s degree programs at University of Central Florida helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular psychology schools in the United States. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public college with a very large student population.

About 78% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 22% are male.

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Out of the 1,492 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Southern New Hampshire University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the midsize suburb of Manchester, SNHU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Women make up 86% of the psychology majors at the school.

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#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Liberty University is a great place for psychology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

Women make up 81% of the psychology majors at the school.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of California - Los Angeles is a great place for psychology students working on their bachelor’s degree. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

Of the 1,001 students majoring in psychology at UCLA, 25% are male and 75% are female.

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University of California - Irvine came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UC Irvine is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Irvine.

About 74% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 26% are male.

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California State University - Northridge ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Northridge, CSUN is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 885 students majoring in psychology at CSUN, 22% are male and 78% are female.

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University of California - Davis came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UC Davis is a very large public school located in the suburb of Davis.

About 78% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 22% are male.

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#9

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

With a ranking of #9, Florida State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for psychology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 756 students majoring in psychology at Florida State, 18% are male and 82% are female.

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California State University - Fullerton landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree psychology programs. Cal State Fullerton is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fullerton.

Women make up 75% of the psychology majors at the school.

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#11

Hunter College

New York, NY

Hunter College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for psychology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Hunter is a very large public school located in the city of New York.

Of the 716 students majoring in psychology at Hunter, 20% are male and 80% are female.

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University of California - Santa Barbara came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UCSB is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara.

Women make up 70% of the psychology majors at the school.

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#13

Queens College

Queens, NY

Queens College ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. QC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Queens.

Of the 689 students majoring in psychology at QC, 19% are male and 81% are female.

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California State University - San Bernardino did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for psychology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #14 on the list. CSUSB is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of San Bernardino.

About 79% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 21% are male.

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With a ranking of #15, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for psychology students working on their bachelor’s degree. U-M is a very large public school located in the city of Ann Arbor.

About 77% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 23% are male.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 75% of the psychology majors at the school.

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#17

University of Houston

Houston, TX

With a ranking of #17, University of Houston did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for psychology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of Houston, UH is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 79% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 21% are male.

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#18

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular bachelor’s degree psychology programs. Located in the large suburb of Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public school with a very large student population.

About 71% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 29% are male.

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#19

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

With a ranking of #19, San Diego State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for psychology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the city of San Diego, SDSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 78% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 22% are male.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the city of Tampa.

Of the 540 students majoring in psychology at USF Tampa, 24% are male and 76% are female.

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California State University - Long Beach did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for psychology students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. CSULB is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Long Beach.

Women make up 77% of the psychology majors at the school.

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Virginia Commonwealth University ranked #22 on this year’s Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Richmond, VCU is a public school with a very large student population.

Women make up 77% of the psychology majors at the school.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst.

Women make up 72% of the psychology majors at the school.

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Texas A&M University - College Station came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a very large student population.

Women make up 82% of the psychology majors at the school.

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#25

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

With a ranking of #25, University of Arizona did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for psychology students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in the large city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public college with a very large student population.

About 77% of the students majoring in psychology at the school are women while 23% are male.

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#26

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY
#31

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
#34

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
#35

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
#40

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
#42

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
#44

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#47

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the schools awarded a Most Popular Psychology Bachelor's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 1492 different United States psychology schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 University of Maryland Global Campus Adelphi, MD
52 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
53 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
53 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
53 University of California - San Diego La Jolla, CA
56 Ashford University San Diego, CA
57 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
58 Kean University Union, NJ
59 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
60 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
61 University of North Texas Denton, TX
62 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
63 Towson University Towson, MD
64 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
65 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA
66 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
67 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX
68 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
69 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
69 New York University New York, NY
71 The City College of New York New York, NY
72 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
73 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
74 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
75 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
75 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
77 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
78 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
79 California State University - Stanislaus Turlock, CA
80 Touro College New York, NY
81 Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
82 Portland State University Portland, OR
83 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
83 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
85 Wayne State University Detroit, MI
85 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
87 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
88 University at Albany Albany, NY
88 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
90 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
91 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
91 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
93 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
94 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
95 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
96 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
97 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
98 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
99 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
99 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
101 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
102 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
103 Clemson University Clemson, SC
104 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
105 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
106 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
107 The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX
108 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
108 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
110 Boston University Boston, MA
110 Troy University Troy, AL
112 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
113 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
114 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
115 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY
116 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
117 Park University Parkville, MO
117 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
119 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
120 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH
121 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
121 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
123 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
124 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
125 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
126 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
126 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
128 Appalachian State University Boone, NC
129 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
130 University of Mississippi University, MS
130 Lehman College Bronx, NY
132 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
133 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
134 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
134 University of California - Berkeley Berkeley, CA
136 Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO
137 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
138 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
138 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
140 University of California - Merced Merced, CA
141 University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO
141 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
143 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
144 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
144 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI
146 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
147 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
148 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
148 University of Houston - Downtown Houston, TX
150 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
151 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
152 The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
152 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
154 Rutgers University - Newark Newark, NJ
154 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus Durham, NH
154 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY
157 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
158 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
159 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
160 Iowa State University Ames, IA
160 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La Crosse, WI
160 SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY
163 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN
164 William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
164 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
166 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
167 DePaul University Chicago, IL
167 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
169 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
169 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
171 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
172 University of Louisville Louisville, KY
173 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
174 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
174 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
174 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
177 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
177 York College Jamaica, NY
177 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
180 Stockton University Galloway, NJ
181 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
181 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY
183 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI
184 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA
185 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
186 University of Massachusetts - Lowell Lowell, MA
187 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
187 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
189 Wright State University - Main Campus Dayton, OH
190 Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
191 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
191 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
193 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
193 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
195 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
196 University of Missouri - St Louis Saint Louis, MO
196 Auburn University Auburn, AL
198 St John’s University - New York Queens, NY
198 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
198 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
201 Ball State University Muncie, IN
201 Salem State University Salem, MA
201 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO
204 Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX
205 University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras San Juan, PR
205 University of Delaware Newark, DE
205 Radford University Radford, VA
208 Pennsylvania State University - World Campus University Park, PA
208 Utah State University Logan, UT
210 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
211 New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
211 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
211 College of Charleston Charleston, SC
211 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
215 Rhode Island College Providence, RI
215 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
215 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
218 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
218 Brandman University Irvine, CA
220 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
220 SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY
222 Worcester State University Worcester, MA
223 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Psychology Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
224 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
224 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC
224 Boise State University Boise, ID
227 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
227 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
227 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
230 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
230 University of Denver Denver, CO
232 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
233 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
233 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
235 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
235 Fordham University Bronx, NY
235 The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN
238 Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
238 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
238 Duke University Durham, NC
241 University of Minnesota - Duluth Duluth, MN
242 Medgar Evers College Brooklyn, NY
242 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
244 Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
244 University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
244 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
244 George Washington University Washington, DC
248 Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA
248 Arizona State University - West Glendale, AZ
250 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
251 Northeastern State University Tahlequah, OK
251 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
251 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
254 Illinois State University Normal, IL
255 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
255 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
257 The College at Brockport Brockport, NY
257 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO
259 SUNY Old Westbury Old Westbury, NY
259 Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
261 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN
261 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
263 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
263 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Green Bay, WI
263 Emory University Atlanta, GA
266 Northeastern University Boston, MA
267 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
267 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
269 Baruch College New York, NY
270 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
270 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
270 Wilmington University New Castle, DE
270 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
270 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
270 University of Houston - Clear Lake Houston, TX
276 University of Idaho Moscow, ID
276 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY
276 University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Ponce, PR
279 Columbia College Columbia, MO
279 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
281 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
281 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
281 National University La Jolla, CA
281 Marshall University Huntington, WV
285 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
285 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
287 Clayton State University Morrow, GA
288 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
288 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
288 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
291 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
291 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
293 Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
294 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
294 University of Puerto Rico - Carolina Carolina, PR
294 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO
294 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
298 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
298 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
298 University of La Verne La Verne, CA

Psychology by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Psychology Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Psychology 130,917
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 30,532
Child Development & Psychology 13,150
Other Psychology 3,056

Majors Similar to Psychology

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 306,739
Social Sciences 203,399
Communication & Journalism 122,154
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 59,281
History 32,806

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nevit Dilmen.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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