If you are planning to study psychology at the university level, the US has some of the best institutions in the world for the purpose, as revealed by the Times Higher Education Rankings 2019 and Stanford University is the best among them all.

Launched recently, the ranking evaluates the leading universities and research institutes of the world on the basis of 13 performance indicators including teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. The subject ranking for psychology evaluates the best universities of the world in areas of clinical psychology, animal psychology, educational psychology, business psychology and sports psychology, expanding its scope from 101 universities in 2018 to 463 universities in 2019.

American universities outclassed leading education institutes of the world by securing four of the top five spots for the psychology rankings 2019. Here are the details of the top 5 universities that are the best for psychology according to THE World University Rankings 2019.

Stanford University

Established in 1885 by Jane and Leland Stanford, Stanford University is one of the leading education institutes of the world. The university consists of three traditional schools which encompass 40 academic departments, offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in the fields of medicine, law, business and business studies. Stanford is highly selective in terms of student acceptance to its undergraduate degree programs. Stanford is ranked the third best university in the world and secured 93.6 in teaching, 96.8 in research and 99.9 in citations in Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ 2019.

University College London

University College London is the third largest university and is a constituent college of the federal University of London. UCL includes 11 faculties that offer degree programs in the fields of medical sciences, social sciences, humanities and engineering sciences. UCL also claims to be the third oldest university of UK and the first to offer admissions to women. The varsity has grown through mergers with leading research institutes such as the Institute of Neurology, Royal Free Hospital and School of Slavonic and East European Studies over the years . It currently ranks at the 14th position in the world university rankings 2019.

Princeton University

Founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is regarded as one of the oldest higher education institutes in the US. The varsity accommodates 98 percent of their undergrads on the campus and has a comparatively smaller student body, with less than 10,000 international and national students. Princeton is one of the most prestigious research universities of the world, with notable faculty members including Tomas Lindahl, Paul Krugman, David Gross, Osamu Shimomura and Angus Deaton. Princeton scored 92.3 in the overall subject category, 93.6 in research and 89.9 in teaching. It is also the seventh best university in the world in THE university rankings 2019.

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University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a top-ranked private research university. Founded in 1890, the varsity is home to more than 10,000 students enrolled in several graduate and undergraduate degree programs. The varsity is known for its professional schools including Pritzker School of Medicine, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies and the School of Social Service Administration. Chicago scored 90.2 in the overall subject category, 90.1 in research and 90.2 in teaching. It was also named the tenth best university in the world university rankings 2019.

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is a private research-based university and is also one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It is also among the nine colonial colleges who were awarded charters before the American Revolution. Penn is also one of the first universities to follow a multidisciplinary academic model which was previously followed by leading European higher education institutes, focusing on a diverse range of faculties such as theology, medicine and classics. The varsity also prides itself for having 14 heads of state, 25 billionaires, 3 United States Supreme Court justices, 33 United States Senators and the current President of the United States in their alumni network.

In the 2019 THE ranking, Penn scored 63.6 for international outlook, 87.4 in teaching and 98.4 in citations. It is currently ranked the twelfth best university in the world.

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