General Psychology

2022 Best General Psychology Schools in Illinois

42 Colleges in Illinois
3,617 Psychology Degrees Awarded
$28,628 Avg Early-Career Salary
Ranked #4 in popularity, general psychology is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. This makes choosing the right school a hard decision.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 42 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best General Psychology Schools in Illinois ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 3,617 degrees in general psychology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great General Psychology School

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

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

General Psychology Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best General Psychology Schools in Illinois ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Featured General Psychology Programs

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Best Schools for General Psychology in Illinois

The schools below may not offer all types of psychology degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

10 Top Illinois Schools in Psychology

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
163 Psychology Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat Northwestern University if you wish to pursue a degree in general psychology. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #14 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

There were roughly 163 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Northwestern in the most recent year we have data available. Those general psychology students who get their degree from Northwestern University receive $7,373 more than the typical psychology grad.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
34 Psychology Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat Wheaton College Illinois if you want to pursue a degree in general psychology. Located in the suburb of Wheaton, Wheaton College Illinois is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Schools rank of #182 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Wheaton College Illinois is a great college overall.

There were about 34 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Wheaton College Illinois in the most recent data year. After graduating, psychology degree recipients typically earn an average of $20,900 in their early careers.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
483 Psychology Degrees Awarded

University of Illinois at Chicago is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in general psychology. Located in the city of Chicago, UIC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #355 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UIC is a great university overall.

There were about 483 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at UIC in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the psychology program earn an average of $28,800 for their early career.

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#4

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Illinois Wesleyan University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in general psychology. Illinois Wesleyan is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Bloomington. A Best Schools rank of #149 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Illinois Wesleyan is a great university overall.

There were about 22 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Illinois Wesleyan in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the psychology program make about $29,000 in the first couple years of working.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
262 Psychology Degrees Awarded

Loyola Chicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. A Best Schools rank of #391 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Loyola Chicago is a great university overall.

There were roughly 262 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Loyola Chicago in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, psychology degree recipients generally make an average of $29,400 at the beginning of their careers.

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#6

Bradley University

Peoria, IL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
52 Psychology Degrees Awarded

Bradley is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Peoria. A Best Schools rank of #407 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Bradley is a great university overall.

There were approximately 52 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Bradley in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the psychology program state that they receive average early career earnings of $30,200.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
33rd Most Popular In IL

Illinois Tech is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago. A Best Schools rank of #449 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Illinois Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 28 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Illinois Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
25th Most Popular In IL
35 Psychology Degrees Awarded

Trinity Christian is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large suburb of Palos Heights. This college ranks 27th out of 102 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were approximately 35 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Trinity Christian in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
169 Psychology Degrees Awarded

Illinois State is a fairly large public university located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal. A Best Schools rank of #230 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Illinois State is a great university overall.

There were about 169 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Illinois State in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the psychology program make about $29,700 for their early career.

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#10

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
74 Psychology Degrees Awarded

Lewis is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Romeoville. A Best Schools rank of #559 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Lewis is a great university overall.

There were about 74 general psychology students who graduated with this degree at Lewis in the most recent data year. General Psychology degree recipients from Lewis University receive an earnings boost of around $4,673 above the average earnings of general psychology majors.

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Best General Psychology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best General Psychology Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 305 2,581
Ohio 303 3,728
Indiana 283 1,828
Wisconsin 267 2,153

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One of 3 majors within the Psychology area of study, General Psychology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 1,836
Child Development & Psychology 785
Other Psychology 33

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to BruceBlaus.

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