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2023 Best Experimental Psychology Schools

50 Colleges in the United States
3,211 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded
If you plan on majoring in experimental psychology, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #205 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 50 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Experimental Psychology Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 3,211 degrees in experimental psychology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Experimental Psychology School

Best Experimental Psychology Schools The experimental psychology program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Experimental Psychology rankings. We derive our Best Overall Experimental Psychology School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Experimental Psychology Degree Level

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Experimental Psychology Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Experimental Psychology in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the experimental psychology degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Schools in Experimental Psychology

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MO
142 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded

Washington University in St Louis is a good option for students interested in a degree in experimental psychology. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, WUSTL is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #24 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means WUSTL is a great university overall.

There were approximately 142 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at WUSTL in the most recent data year.

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#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA
88 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat Harvard University if you wish to pursue a degree in experimental psychology. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Cambridge. A Best Colleges rank of #12 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Harvard is a great university overall.

There were roughly 88 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at Harvard in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CT
103 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in experimental psychology needs to look into Yale University. Located in the city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #15 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were about 103 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent data year.

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#4

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI
50 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat Brown University if you want to pursue a degree in experimental psychology. Located in the city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #11 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 50 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

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#5

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL
122 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #7 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 122 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MI
408 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded

U-M is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor. A Best Colleges rank of #25 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means U-M is a great university overall.

There were about 408 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent data year.

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#7

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NH
54 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded

Dartmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit college located in the remote town of Hanover. A Best Colleges rank of #22 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Dartmouth is a great college overall.

There were roughly 54 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at Dartmouth in the most recent data year.

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#8

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ

Princeton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Princeton. A Best Colleges rank of #10 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Princeton is a great university overall.

There were about 28 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at Princeton in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
144 Experimental Psychology Degrees Awarded

GWU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of #40 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were about 144 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY

Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #30 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were about 20 experimental psychology students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year.

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Experimental Psychology is one of 9 different types of Child Development & Psychology programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Research & Experimental Psychology 10,153
Developmental & Child Psychology 1,419
Behavioral Neuroscience 1,383
Social Psychology 982
Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics 245
Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology 96
Comparative Psychology 24
Personality Psychology 18
Psychopharmacology 11

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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