Best Political Science colleges in Connecticut 2021

Studying political science does much more than fill your head with facts that prepare you for greatness on Jeopardy (though some extra bucks would come in handy to pay back those student loans). It provides training in a variety of skills valued by employers and graduate school admissions counselors. As stated by the American Political Science Association:

As a political science major, you will hone the writing, communication, analytical, and data skills that are fundamental to a liberal arts education. This kind of education will prepare you to think critically and independently, help you appreciate differing points of view, and broaden your knowledge of current affairs. Today, students can reasonably expect to change jobs more than once and even have more than one career. An undergraduate education in the liberal arts is excellent preparation for flexibility in employment.

 

Best Political Science colleges in Connecticut for 2021

Yale University
New Haven, CT
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What do William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush have in common (besides being past U.S. presidents)? All of them were Bulldogs at one time or another. (Rumor has it that Bush Sr. has such fond memories that he kept his old Yale baseball glove in an Oval Office desk drawer during his four years in the White House.)

Today, political science places second only to economics as the most popular major among undergraduates. And if you have a desire to pursue studies that cross departmental boundaries, Yale supports your efforts. Past interdisciplinary concentrations have included urban studies, health politics and policy, political economy, political psychology, and global affairs.

University of Connecticut offers 4 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 199 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 187 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

Trinity College
Hartford, CT

Trinity College offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 77 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 77 Bachelor's degrees.

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University offers 2 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 86 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 86 Bachelor's degrees.

Connecticut College
New London, CT

Connecticut College offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 35 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 35 Bachelor's degrees.

Southern Connecticut State University offers 2 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 27 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees.

Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 22 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Central Connecticut State University offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 21 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 21 Bachelor's degrees.

Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 11 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 11 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT

University of Hartford offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 18 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 18 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Political Science colleges in Connecticut

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Yale University Logo Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
11 : 1 13,609
University of Connecticut Logo University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
4/5
18 : 1 27,280
Trinity College Logo Trinity College Hartford, CT
5/5
10 : 1 2,234
Wesleyan University Logo Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
5/5
9 : 1 3,230
Connecticut College Logo Connecticut College New London, CT
5/5
9 : 1 1,861
Southern Connecticut State University Logo Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT
3/5
23 : 1 9,817
Fairfield University Logo Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
5/5
18 : 1 5,349
United States Coast Guard Academy Logo United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT   8 : 1 1,069
Central Connecticut State University Logo Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
3/5
25 : 1 11,154
Sacred Heart University Logo Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
5/5
28 : 1 9,156
University of Hartford Logo University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
5/5
19 : 1 6,773
Eastern Connecticut State University Logo Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT
3/5
24 : 1 4,971
Quinnipiac University Logo Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
5/5
23 : 1 9,708
Western Connecticut State University Logo Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT
3/5
25 : 1 5,631
University of New Haven Logo University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
25 : 1 6,793
Albertus Magnus College Logo Albertus Magnus College New Haven, CT
5/5
27 : 1 1,419
Housatonic Community College Logo Housatonic Community College Bridgeport, CT
2/5
65 : 1 4,836
Norwalk Community College Logo Norwalk Community College Norwalk, CT
2/5
58 : 1 5,083
Asnuntuck Community College Logo Asnuntuck Community College Enfield, CT
2/5
47 : 1 1,600
Naugatuck Valley Community College Logo Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
2/5
64 : 1 6,055

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