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#1

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

United States Military Academy
West Point, NY

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

35

SAT Score

1,250–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$45,116

#2

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

SUNY College of Technology at Canton
Canton, NY

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

1,000–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$14,049

Median Starting Salary

$49,611

#3

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

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

920–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$17,602

Median Starting Salary

$50,378

#4

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

SUNY Morrisville
Morrisville, NY

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

880–1,070

Est. Net Price *

$16,070

Median Starting Salary

$49,611

#5

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

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, FL

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

43

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$38,983

Median Starting Salary

$46,731

#6

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

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

124

SAT Score

1,450–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$30,559

Median Starting Salary

$53,683

#7

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

Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

87

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$23,313

Median Starting Salary

$47,698

#8

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

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

66

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$10,384

Median Starting Salary

$46,171

#9

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

Pace University
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

53

SAT Score

1,140–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$33,363

Median Starting Salary

$50,008

#10

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

Belhaven University
Jackson, MS

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

42

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$19,794

Median Starting Salary

$46,409

#11

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

Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, NY

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

55

SAT Score

1,010–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$8,111

Median Starting Salary

$48,386

#12

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

Florida Institute of Technology-Online
Melbourne, FL

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

48

SAT Score

960–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$24,115

Median Starting Salary

$49,611

#13

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

Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate Studies
Portland, OR

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

44

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$17,343

Median Starting Salary

$47,253

#14

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

Oregon Institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, OR

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

44

SAT Score

1,080–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,283

Median Starting Salary

$45,718

#15

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

Keystone College
La Plume, PA

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

890–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$15,559

Median Starting Salary

$50,096

#16

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

Los Angeles Pacific University
San Dimas, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

40

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$22,605

Median Starting Salary

$49,611

#17

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

Ottawa University-Ottawa
Ottawa, KS

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

930–1,130

Est. Net Price *

$26,872

Median Starting Salary

$49,516

#18

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

Multnomah University
Portland, OR

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

990–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$27,695

Median Starting Salary

$49,769

#19

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

Bryant University
Smithfield, RI

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,180–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$40,361

Median Starting Salary

$58,409

#20

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

Biola University
La Mirada, CA

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,120–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$31,522

Median Starting Salary

$51,175

#21

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

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,230–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$37,511

Median Starting Salary

$49,540

#22

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

Hodges University
Fort Myers, FL

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

990–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$18,083

Median Starting Salary

$43,936

#23

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

Champlain College
Burlington, VT

Acceptance Rate

56%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,180–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$35,133

Median Starting Salary

$49,706

#24

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

Arizona State University Campus Immersion
Tempe, AZ

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

23

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,808

Median Starting Salary

$44,644

#25

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

Regis University
Denver, CO

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,030–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$26,377

Median Starting Salary

$47,657

#26

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

University of Phoenix-Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

192

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$13,319

Median Starting Salary

$49,611

#27

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

Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,150–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$25,686

Median Starting Salary

$53,369

#28

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

Union University
Jackson, TN

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,140–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$28,585

Median Starting Salary

$46,399

#29

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

College of Saint Mary
Omaha, NE

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$14,984

Median Starting Salary

$48,947

#30

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

Judson University
Elgin, IL

Acceptance Rate

58%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

910–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$19,268

Median Starting Salary

$50,146

#31

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

Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

910–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$28,717

Median Starting Salary

$48,369

#32

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

Gwynedd Mercy University
Gwynedd Valley, PA

Acceptance Rate

58%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,020–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$28,122

Median Starting Salary

$49,285

#33

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

Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global
Marion, IN

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

56

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$15,936

Median Starting Salary

$47,655

#34

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

University of Saint Katherine
San Marcos, CA

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

980–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$28,604

Median Starting Salary

$49,074

#35

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

Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,010–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$18,612

Median Starting Salary

$46,691

#36

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

Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Providence, RI

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$32,801

Median Starting Salary

$49,223

#37

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

City University of Seattle
Seattle, WA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$46,792

#38

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

University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, MI

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

950–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$10,840

Median Starting Salary

$47,068

#39

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

Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$19,741

Median Starting Salary

$48,838

#40

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

Tennessee Wesleyan University
Athens, TN

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$13,591

Median Starting Salary

$48,045

#41

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

Bellevue University
Bellevue, NE

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$24,767

Median Starting Salary

$46,220

#42

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

University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

930–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$17,878

Median Starting Salary

$48,334

#43

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

Point University
West Point, GA

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

800–1,130

Est. Net Price *

$19,890

Median Starting Salary

$50,073

#44

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

Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji, MN

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,070

Est. Net Price *

$20,744

Median Starting Salary

$49,932

#45

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

Wesleyan College
Macon, GA

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,060–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$13,900

Median Starting Salary

$47,617

#46

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

Mayville State University
Mayville, ND

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

890–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$14,347

Median Starting Salary

$50,679

#47

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

Franklin University
Columbus, OH

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$18,989

Median Starting Salary

$45,569

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About Applied Psychology

A program that focuses on the application of psychological theories and methods to real-world settings and problems, such as business and industry, government, education, military, and community settings. Includes instruction in applications of psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling, human factors, research methods and statistics, and program evaluation.

While Applied Psychology has degrees up to the Masters degree, the majority of students study towards a Bachelors degree. Students major in Applied Psychology all over the country, though the major at the Bachelors degree level has the most graduates in Arizona. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology is $44,000.

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Careers

The highest paying careers for Applied Psychology majors include Psychologists, All Other, Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary . But, something else to consider is how many job openings there currently is. Positions that are in high need that a degree in Applied Psychology can prepare you for are Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary, Psychologists, All Other .

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Applied Psychology majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Applied Psychology majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
1,299
Female Students
1,053 (81%)
Male Students
246 (18%)

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