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#1

#1 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Adams State University
Alamosa, CO

In general, Adams State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

890–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$13,224

Median Starting Salary

$49,611

#2

#2 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA

Generally, Liberty University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

89

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$29,913

Median Starting Salary

$47,024

#3

#3 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, KY

Overall, the University of the Cumberlands is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

61

SAT Score

900–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$14,337

Median Starting Salary

$48,713

#4

#4 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Every application received by UChicago is carefully reviewed several times and presented to a committee.

Acceptance Rate

5%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$36,991

Median Starting Salary

$43,067

#5

#5 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Denver
Denver, CO

the University of Denver is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,270–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$42,423

Median Starting Salary

$51,017

#6

#6 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of St Thomas
Saint Paul, MN

In general, the University of St Thomas is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,190–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$30,137

Median Starting Salary

$53,830

#7

#7 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

New York University
New York, NY

Generally, New York University is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$29,499

Median Starting Salary

$46,003

#8

#8 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Northwest University
Kirkland, WA

Northwest University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

1,070–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$23,722

Median Starting Salary

$49,565

#9

#9 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,270–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$13,376

Median Starting Salary

$52,668

#10

#10 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Northeastern University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$35,827

Median Starting Salary

$48,728

#11

#11 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Auburn University
Auburn, AL

Auburn University is a highly selective school. They receive approximately 45,700 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,190–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$25,271

Median Starting Salary

$50,155

#12

#12 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

National Louis University
Chicago, IL

National Louis University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

850–930

Est. Net Price *

$14,769

Median Starting Salary

$46,259

#13

#13 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University is a somewhat selective school. Around 26,000 applications are received by the school...

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,250–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$33,472

Median Starting Salary

$50,594

#14

#14 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD

Overall, the University of South Dakota is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$18,378

Median Starting Salary

$52,420

#15

#15 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

the University of Kansas is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$18,950

Median Starting Salary

$49,922

#16

#16 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY

In general, SUNY at Albany is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,120–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$17,714

Median Starting Salary

$46,914

#17

#17 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO

the University of Northern Colorado is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,000–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$18,310

Median Starting Salary

$50,986

#18

#18 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

the University of Kentucky is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$18,693

Median Starting Salary

$49,732

#19

#19 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,000–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$20,030

Median Starting Salary

$49,525

#20

#20 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews University is a non selective school. The institution receives roughly 1,200 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,080–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$24,194

Median Starting Salary

$49,869

#21

#21 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, TX

In general, Texas Wesleyan University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

890–1,100

Est. Net Price *

$15,652

Median Starting Salary

$46,754

#22

#22 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Generally, Ball State University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,100–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$12,615

Median Starting Salary

$52,861

#23

#23 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

In general, Texas Woman's University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$11,682

Median Starting Salary

$47,668

#24

#24 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Saint Elizabeth University
Morristown, NJ

Saint Elizabeth University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

890–1,090

Est. Net Price *

$21,689

Median Starting Salary

$47,684

#25

#25 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, OH

the University of Akron Main Campus is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$14,667

Median Starting Salary

$47,937

#26

#26 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
San German, PR

Acceptance Rate

40%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$8,991

Median Starting Salary

$44,577

#27

#27 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Barry University
Miami, FL

Barry University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$47,257

#28

#28 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro
San Juan, PR

Acceptance Rate

47%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$9,551

Median Starting Salary

$44,899

#29

#29 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Universidad Ana G- Mendez-Gurabo Campus
Gurabo, PR

Universidad Ana G- Mendez-Gurabo Campus is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

740–980

Est. Net Price *

$6,577

Median Starting Salary

$43,567

#30

#30 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

32%

Annual Degrees Awarded

31

SAT Score

1,030–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$17,341

Median Starting Salary

$47,704

#31

#31 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Mississippi College
Clinton, MS

Mississippi College is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

40%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$20,874

Median Starting Salary

$47,432

#32

#32 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Fordham University
Bronx, NY

Fordham University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$43,943

Median Starting Salary

$53,442

#33

#33 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY

Columbia University requires all freshman students to apply online, using either The Coalition Application...

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$39,951

#34

#34 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Generally, Boston College is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,450–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$30,559

Median Starting Salary

$53,683

#35

#35 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Howard University
Washington, DC

Howard University is a fairly selective school. The school receives about 19,200 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,050–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$28,279

Median Starting Salary

$46,737

#36

#36 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

the University of Georgia is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$17,180

Median Starting Salary

$48,892

#37

#37 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Generally, the University at Buffalo is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$18,524

Median Starting Salary

$46,131

#38

#38 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

the University of Oregon is a non selective school. The institution receives roughly 37,200 applications...

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,160–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,077

Median Starting Salary

$48,133

#39

#39 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

the University of Iowa is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$19,587

Median Starting Salary

$51,630

#40

#40 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

the University of Florida is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

23%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$11,740

Median Starting Salary

$44,153

#41

#41 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Texas A&M University-College Station
College Station, TX

Texas A&M University-College Station is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,170–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$20,375

Median Starting Salary

$47,803

#42

#42 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

In general, the University of the Pacific is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,150–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$28,164

Median Starting Salary

$46,868

#43

#43 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

In general, the University of Miami is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,340–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$36,467

Median Starting Salary

$46,678

#44

#44 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,220–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$33,136

Median Starting Salary

$54,104

#45

#45 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,230–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$37,511

Median Starting Salary

$49,540

#46

#46 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
Stillwater, OK

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$16,718

Median Starting Salary

$47,494

#47

#47 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman, OK

Generally, the University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$22,601

Median Starting Salary

$47,410

#48

#48 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,040–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$21,294

Median Starting Salary

$49,239

#49

#49 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

62%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,080–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$12,243

Median Starting Salary

$46,942

#50

#50 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

In general, the University of Missouri-Kansas City is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,090–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,739

Median Starting Salary

$46,183

#51

#51 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

the University of North Dakota is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,050–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$17,359

Median Starting Salary

$53,051

#52

#52 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Houston
Houston, TX

Overall, the University of Houston is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,160–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$14,056

Median Starting Salary

$44,744

#53

#53 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of North Texas
Denton, TX

the University of North Texas is a somewhat selective school. They receive 32,016 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,010–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$15,283

Median Starting Salary

$47,385

#54

#54 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University is a non selective school. They receive roughly 18,200 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,020–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$12,202

Median Starting Salary

$49,782

#55

#55 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

In general, Texas Tech University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,110–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,896

Median Starting Salary

$48,273

#56

#56 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Las Cruces, NM

Overall, New Mexico State University-Main Campus is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

920–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$10,407

Median Starting Salary

$45,777

#57

#57 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

the University of Memphis is a non selective school. They receive about 15,800 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

930–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,873

Median Starting Salary

$46,120

#58

#58 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Washington State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,911

Median Starting Salary

$47,944

#59

#59 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Albizu University-San Juan
San Juan, PR

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$10,499

Median Starting Salary

$46,413

#60

#60 Best College for Counseling Psychology in the U.S.

Teachers College at Columbia University
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$49,611

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About Counseling Psychology

Counseling Psychology programs prepare individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

For all the 10,111 degrees awarded in Counseling Psychology per year, the majority of them are Masters degree. Of the 511 students graduating with degrees at the Doctors degree research scholarship level in the US, 24% percent identify as men and 76% percent identify as women. Though students at schools all over the US study Counseling Psychology, Virginia has the most graduates. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology is $44,000.

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Careers

For Counseling Psychology majors, some of the most in demand careers include Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary, Counselors, All Other . Not only that, Counseling Psychology graduates may find a high salary job, such as Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary or Counselors, All Other.

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These are the highest paying careers for Counseling Psychology majors.

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Student Demographics

Total Students
511
Female Students
389 (76%)
Male Students
122 (23%)

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