General Psychology at Northwestern University

General Psychology at Northwestern University

The General Psychology major is part of the psychology program at Northwestern University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. In addition, we cover how Northwestern ranks in comparison to other schools with psychology programs.

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General Psychology Degrees Available at Northwestern

Northwestern Psychology Rankings

Ranked at #2 in College Factual's most recent rankings, Northwestern is in the top 1% of the country for psychology students pursuing a bachelor's degree. It is also ranked #1 in Illinois.

Ranking Type Rank
Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 1
Best General Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools 2
Best General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools 5
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 41
Most Focused Doctor’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 71
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 110
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 138
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 209
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 241
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 296
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 834
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for General Psychology 1,184

Popularity of Psychology at Northwestern

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Northwestern University handed out 139 bachelor's degrees in general psychology. Due to this, the school was ranked #221 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 9% over the previous year when 153 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 9 students received their master’s degree in psychology from Northwestern. This makes it the #184 most popular school for psychology master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 9 students received their doctoral degrees in psychology in 2020, making the school the #58 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Psychology Graduates from Northwestern Make?

Salary of Psychology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of psychology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Northwestern is $36,000. This is higher than $27,900, which is the national median for all psychology bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Psychology Graduates from Northwestern Have?

Student Debt of Psychology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Northwestern, psychology students borrow a median amount of $15,834 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all psychology bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $24,991.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the psychology program at Northwestern is $164 per month.

Northwestern Psychology Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the psychology majors at Northwestern University.

Northwestern General Psychology Bachelor’s Program

Of the 139 students who graduated with a Bachelor’s in psychology from Northwestern in 2020, 29% were men and 71% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's in psychology.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 24
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 57
Non-Resident Aliens 9
Other Races 12

Northwestern General Psychology Master’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 58% of psychology master's degrees went to men and 42% went to women.

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The majority of the students with this major are white. About 67% of 2020 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Northwestern University with a master's in psychology.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 8
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 191
Other Psychology 33
Child Development & Psychology 18

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