I'm looking to go into psychology. My grades and GPA are okay but extra curricular aren't the best, and my coursework is very good. Any suggestions?
I'm also looking into psychology schools, and since so many schools offer psychology programs I came up with a list to help me figure out what school to go to. (I also don't have the best extracurricular but have a decent GPA and coursework)
1) Do I want to be in state or out of state? Or does it really matter?
2) What schools in the area that I am looking in are known for their psychology courses?
3) What is the average GPA/SAT/ACT for a student at these schools?
4) Do I have the GPA needed to get into any of these schools? (If so, narrow your list down to those)
5) Look at your chances of getting into the school via CollegeVine
6) If you can find 5-10 schools which you have good chances, take a look at the cost of the schools
7) Hopefully you've narrowed down you search to 7 schools or less, now look at the stats for each school and see which looks the best for you. (for instance, if you like to play sports make sure there are sports programs, and if you play instruments make sure there are instrument opportunities, etc.)
8) Now that you've hopefully found 3-4 schools that have the academics and extracurriculars that you are looking for, look at pictures of the campus and see which seems the most appealing to you. It doesn't seem like an important part of the search for most people, but for me it is.
Whichever schools are left on your list, consider looking into them more and possibly even applying. Good luck :)
A good psych school is Penn State University, it's fairly easy to get into, and they have a beautiful campus. They're rated pretty highly on socialpsychology.org.
Assuming you have a 3.2 for your "okay" gpa, some great psychology schools include: Arizona State University, University of Kentucky and University of Hawaii
Just to clarify, what is the range your GPA is in and which courses have you taken? I'm not really sure which schools to suggest to you since I don't know any of your academic profile.
My weighted GPA is a 4.3, and my unweighted is a 3.8! I've taken 2 AP courses and I'm only a few classes away from my associates degree, so I've taken around 20 college level courses.
Thanks, this clarifies a lot! You can get into a lot of good schools with those academic stats. Obviously good schools include all the ivy and almost ivy schools, so I just included ones that are really good for psychology without the crazy cost. I would look on college vines chancing calculator and the list of good psychology schools too, but here are some I thought were good for your academic and EC stats:
Carelton, WashU, U Wisco-madison, northeastern, northwestern, U Chicago, UIUC, UNC, U Washington, Case western,PSU, U Rochester, Pepperdine, Rice, NYU, U Notre Dam, UMich. The California colleges are good for psychology too, I just didn't want to list all of them. You should try to apply to a good college in your state, it will probably help with costs and etc. I hope this helped, good luck!!
What matters is ur grade aslong as its gud
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