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New List of the World's Top 25 Universities for Psychology

By May 9, 2011

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The UK-based QS education network has released their reputation rankings of the world's top universities for a variety of subjects including psychology. Harvard University was ranked number one in the world for psychology, biological sciences and medicine. Psychology has a long history at Harvard. The university's psychology department was created by the eminent thinker William James and psychology is one of the most popular courses at the undergraduate level. In 2007, the Chronicle of Higher Education found that the school produced more psychology research than any other university in the United States.

The rankings are based on a survey of more than 13,000 academics from 131 different countries. Reputations scores were based on the number of times respondents identified institutions as being the "best" in their field of expertise. You can learn more about how the rankings were compiled here and see a list of top 100 universities for psychology here.

For psychology, the top 25 universities were:
  1. Harvard University
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. Stanford University
  4. University of Oxford
  5. University of California, Berkeley
  6. University of California, Los Angeles
  7. Yale University
  8. The University of Melbourne
  9. Princeton University
  10. McGill University
  11. The University of Sydney
  12. UCL (University College London)
  13. University of Toronto
  14. University of Chicago
  15. University of Michigan
  16. University of British Columbia
  17. Columbia University
  18. The University of Tokyo
  19. Cornell University
  20. Australian National University
  21. University of Pennsylvania
  22. National University of Singapore
  23. New York University
  24. Carnegie Mellon University
  25. Peking University

If you are planning to study psychology, be sure to check out these frequently asked questions about psychology school to learn more about the classes you need to take, the type of degree you should pursue and much more.

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Comments

September 8, 2013 at 3:36 am
(1) Bibek says:

Are these univesities affordable or not. How much doest it cost to complete BA majoring psychology.

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