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what is a great college for those who would like to major in psychology?

i would like to major in psychology so i can help others to make sure they don’t feel alone .

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Emmanuel’s Answer

Think very critically about why you want to major in psychology. Look at people within the field, who are where you want to be, and asked them how they feel about the job. How did they get into it the field? What do they like and dislike? Did they have student loans? Do they have Phds. What do you need to earn, to fully be happy, and dedicated to your job, while you are at work? I'm not saying anything negative about the career, but go into it with your eyes open, and do your own research.
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Michael’s Answer

Hi Liberty:

According to U.S. News & World Report, here is a link to the Best Colleges and Universities for a Psychology major:

- Stanford University
- University of California (Berkeley)
- Harvard University
- University of California (Los Angeles)
- University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
- Princeton University
- University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
- Yale University
- Cornell University
- Northwestern University
- University of Wisconsin (Madison)
- Columbia University
- Duke University

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-humanities-schools/psychology-rankings

When reviewing colleges and universities, it is best to check the following:

- In-State vs Out of State Tuition
- Internships
- Scholarships
- Career Placement upon graduation
- Course work and offered classes
- Post-Graduate Degrees - Master and Doctoral

Scholarship applications can start to be submitted during your Junior year and will continue throughout your Senior year in high school. It is best to ask your Academic Advisor/School Counselor on the timeline process as well. Scholarship applications will have specific deadlines and requirements to meet in order to be submitted for review and consideration.

You may want to start to compile your resume/portfolio since a majority of scholarship applications will require academic grade point average (GPA), academic accomplishments, school activities (clubs, sports, etc.), community involvement (volunteer, church, etc.), academic and personal recommendations, etc. There may be essay requirements on why you are a qualified candidate to receive the scholarship, what your future goals are academically and professionally and other questions centering around who you are, your beliefs, etc.

Here are a couple of links for College Scholarships:

https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/

https://www.nchchonors.org/students/awards-scholarships/national-scholarships

Also, it will be best to check with the colleges and universities that you will be applying to. You can check with the School/Department of your desired major, the Campus Career Center and the Register's Office for additional information for college scholarships and grants and specific requirements for qualifications.

Best wishes for your education and career path in Psychology!
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Mackenzie’s Answer

A therapist could be a great career path to look into. That is an amazing interest/passion to want to help others not to feel alone! Therapy is in high demand so it could be a very promising career prospect. Being a therapist requires patience, consideration and good interpersonal skills.

To become therapist, you need to earn a master's degree, complete a graduate program from an accredited institution, complete post-graduate supervision hours, take and pass the licensing exam, and then begin practicing!
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! Pax
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Charly’s Answer

Hi! good mornig! I don't know that answer beacause i'm not in that field, but seek for orientation about that and ask a professional that has success in that field in order to follow the best path.
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Justin’s Answer

A quick Google Search gives you Ivy League colleges which are...not great answers IMO.

I had a great guidance counsellor who really knew her stuff, but I'm struggling to remember where I applied to. Here's what I recall (format of "university name" - "location"; this is not a ranked list by any means):

1. Clark University - Worcester, Massachusetts
2. Barnard College - New York City, New York
3. Swarthmore College - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
4. Villanova University - Villanova, Pennsylvania
5. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

In your state of Maryland, it looks like John Hopkins University is pretty good (I only knew it for medicine).

This site ( https://plexuss.com/r/best-psychology-colleges ) seems like a reliable resource; a lot of the rankings are consistent with my memory (that being said, my memory is ten years old at this point...). For my sanity, you should do a little research on your end. I hope you well in your search and future.
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Michele’s Answer

NYU is a fantastic choice for pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology - I was a Psychology undergrad there. They also boast a top-notch Social Work program, so you have options depending on your career aspirations. I encourage you to delve into both paths and see which one resonates with you. Remember, your education journey might also involve a graduate degree. To make this journey more affordable, consider exploring in-state schools too. You'll be surprised to find many state schools offering outstanding programs.
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Barry’s Answer

Your choice as a psychology major largely depends on your career goals. If you aspire to become a psychologist and engage in clinical work, it would be beneficial to consider colleges that offer comprehensive degree programs (BA/MA/Ph.D). These programs will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge for your professional journey. On the other hand, if you're more inclined towards research, prioritize institutions that provide research opportunities for undergraduates. For instance, I chose the research path and discovered that Wesleyan University, my alma mater, had an excellent program that suited my interests. I began my research endeavors during my junior year.
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Anna’s Answer

It's fantastic to see your enthusiasm for studying Psychology! I myself studied Psychology at Western Michigan University.

The advice given here is all incredibly useful. I'd just like to add a couple of points:
1. There's a vast array of undergraduate psychology programs available, particularly at major universities. When it comes to graduate school, that's the time to be more discerning about the school, program, and professor you'd like to collaborate with.
2. Many university programs offer various specializations, like distinct philosophies and fields of study. If you already have an idea of what you might want to focus on, then it would be beneficial to consider that. However, if you're not sure yet, don't stress about it! As I mentioned earlier, there are countless excellent Psychology programs to choose from!
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Katherine’s Answer

I think something like The Townsend Institute would be a quality education with help for future job opportunities, but you might decide to go for it later even if you do choose it at some point, and start with something closer to home or whatever.
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