Our Reputation


The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience has received the following university, national, and international rankings:

Our graduate programs are highly competitive. We seek talented people who can benefit from our programs and who show exceptional promise of making original contributions to the field of Psychology. Only a small number of applicants are accepted. For Fall 2016 admission, we received over 922 applications for graduate study and we offered 43 students admission (4.66% acceptance rate). Learn more about our graduate programs.

We are one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, with over 1,100 undergraduate majors in Spring 2016. Over 200 undergraduate students are involved in research with faculty. Learn more about our B.S. and B.A. major in Psychology.

Our faculty are accomplished researchers who have made substantial contributions to the advancement of science in our field. We were ranked #3 among UNC College of Arts and Sciences Departments with grant funding over $12.4 million in 2015-16 fiscal year (88% from the federal government), and we were ranked #14 overall in the University for total grant funding. Learn more about our research.