Best Universities for Psychology in the World

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Below is a list of best universities in the World ranked based on their research performance in Psychology. A graph of 1.8B citations received by 83.2M academic papers made by 6,353 universities in the World was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. Harvard University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$13,910

2. University of Toronto

For Psychology

#1 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
95,055
Founded
1827

3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
20%
Receiving Aid
70%
Average Aid
$16,326
Enrollment
50,278

4. Stanford University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$14,402

5. University of Washington - Seattle

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
53%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$15,895
Enrollment
52,434

6. Yale University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,605

7. Johns Hopkins University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
8%
Net Price
$20,680
Receiving Aid
71%
Average Aid
$45,373

8. University of Pennsylvania

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$14,578

9. Columbia University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$12,411

10. University of California - Los Angeles

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
11%
Receiving Aid
56%
Average Aid
$17,592
Enrollment
46,116

11. University of California - San Francisco

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,165
Male:Female
35:65
Founded
1864

12. University of Pittsburgh

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
78%

15. University of California-San Diego

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
34%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$18,083
Enrollment
41,885

16. University of British Columbia

For Psychology

#2 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908

17. Boston University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$25,852

18. McGill University

For Psychology

#3 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821

19. University of Wisconsin - Madison

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1410
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
64%

20. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
60%

21. New York University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$50,991

23. Washington University in St Louis

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,298

24. University of California - Berkeley

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
61%
Average Aid
$21,406
Enrollment
45,036

25. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

26. Karolinska Institute

For Psychology

#4 in Europe
#1 in Sweden
Enrollment
8,070
Founded
1861

27. University of Southern California

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$26,021

28. Emory University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$28,367

29. Cornell University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1505
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,262

30. Ohio State University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
83%

31. University of Melbourne

For Psychology

#1 in Oceania
#1 in Australia
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
49,000
Founded
1853

33. University of Sydney

For Psychology

#2 in Oceania
#2 in Australia
Acceptance Rate
30%
Enrollment
63,602
Founded
1850

34. University of Chicago

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$33,727

35. Pennsylvania State University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
55%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,719
Enrollment
40,363

36. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
85%

37. University of Florida

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
94%

38. Duke University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1513
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,297

39. University of Iowa

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
86%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

40. Northwestern University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$29,999

41. University of Queensland

For Psychology

#3 in Oceania
#3 in Australia
Enrollment
48,771
Founded
1909

42. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,958
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$32,562

43. University of Texas at Austin

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
29%
Average SAT
1365
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
71%

44. University of Amsterdam

For Psychology

#6 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
31,123
Founded
1632

45. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
49%
Net Price
$11,188
Receiving Aid
97%
Average Aid
$2,100

46. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
69%

47. McMaster University

For Psychology

#4 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
30,117
Founded
1887

48. Michigan State University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
72%

50. University of California - Davis

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
49%
Receiving Aid
65%
Average Aid
$17,628
Enrollment
40,050

51. University of New South Wales

For Psychology

#4 in Oceania
#4 in Australia
Acceptance Rate
60%
Founded
1949

52. Baylor College of Medicine

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
1,596
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1900

53. University of Alberta

For Psychology

#5 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
58%
Founded
1908

54. Catholic University of Leuven

For Psychology

#8 in Europe
#1 in Belgium
Enrollment
62,693
Founded
1425

55. Vanderbilt University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$27,553

56. University of Arizona

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

57. Case Western Reserve University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$38,166

58. University of Virginia

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
34
Receiving Aid
63%

59. University of Utah

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
89%

60. Monash University

For Psychology

#5 in Oceania
#5 in Australia
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
78,000
Founded
1958

61. Western University

For Psychology

#6 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878

62. Indiana University - Bloomington

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
79%

63. University of California - Irvine

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
79%
Average Aid
$16,868
Enrollment
36,505

64. University of Calgary

For Psychology

#7 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1966

65. Tel Aviv University

For Psychology

#1 in Asia
#1 in Israel
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1956

66. University of Miami

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
28%
Average SAT
1380
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$34,492

67. Imperial College London

For Psychology

#9 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

68. University of Tokyo

For Psychology

#2 in Asia
#1 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
28,133
Founded
1877

69. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
1,249
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1963

71. University of Rochester

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
41%
Average SAT
1445
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$40,125

72. Lund University

For Psychology

#11 in Europe
#2 in Sweden
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1666

73. Arizona State University - Tempe

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
88%
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$12,201
Enrollment
77,881

74. Chinese University of Hong Kong

For Psychology

#3 in Asia
#1 in China
Acceptance Rate
10%
Founded
1963

75. University of Montreal

For Psychology

#8 in Canada
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,360
Founded
1878

76. Carnegie Mellon University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
14%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$37,450

77. University of Copenhagen

For Psychology

#12 in Europe
#1 in Denmark
Acceptance Rate
37%
Founded
1479

78. University of Alabama at Birmingham

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1281
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
97%

79. University of Kentucky

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
94%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
94%

80. University of Maryland - College Park

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
52%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
68%

81. University of Sao Paulo

For Psychology

#1 in Brazil
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
97,964
Founded
1827

82. University of Groningen

For Psychology

#13 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
34,000
Founded
1614

83. Oregon Health & Science University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
2,984
Male:Female
31:69
Founded
1887

84. Utrecht University

For Psychology

#14 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
14%
Founded
1636

85. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
81%

86. Brown University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,028

87. University of Ottawa

For Psychology

#9 in Canada
Enrollment
42,027
Founded
1848

88. University of Zurich

For Psychology

#15 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
25,732

89. Kyoto University

For Psychology

#4 in Asia
#2 in Japan
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
22,455
Male:Female
76:24
Founded
1897

90. University of Helsinki

For Psychology

#16 in Europe
#1 in Finland
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
31,312
Founded
1640

91. University of Gothenburg

For Psychology

#17 in Europe
#3 in Sweden
Enrollment
36,003
Founded
1891

93. Providence College

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
58%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$39,566

94. University of Bristol

For Psychology

#19 in Europe
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
27,513
Founded
1909

97. Sapienza University of Rome

For Psychology

#22 in Europe
#1 in Italy
Enrollment
100,155
Founded
1303

99. University of South Florida

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
99%

100. Wayne State University

For Psychology

Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
99%