Best Political Science colleges in Illinois 2021

Best Political Science colleges in Illinois for 2021

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Decades before Bernie Sanders made a run at becoming the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, he earned an undergraduate degree in political science and chaired the student chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality at U of C. The turbulent 1960s are over, but applying knowledge gained in the classroom to activities outside of it remains a part of Chicago’s culture. From working with the Partnership for the Advancement of Refugee Rights to organizing movie screenings for the Student Political Forum, students have so many chances to become involved on campus that they hardly have time to notice when winter temps dip below zero.

For those familiar with U of C’s environment, it will come as no surprise that Herbert Simon -- the only political scientist ever awarded a Nobel Prize for his intellectual achievements -- received his doctorate there. As the university boldly and proudly states:

There are only a few places on the planet that are in Chicago's league when it comes to research, teaching, and the intensity of intellectual life. That is why we believe Chicago is one of the most interesting, lively, cutting-edge places to study, research, and teach political science.

With courses covering the spectrum from “Herodotus and Thucydides: History and Politics” to “Violence and Development in Africa” to “Politics in Chicago,” it would be hard to disagree.

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Northwestern University offers 3 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 154 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 123 Bachelor's degrees, 21 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 3 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 230 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 219 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

University of Illinois at Chicago offers 3 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 102 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 99 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL

Wheaton College offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 23 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees.

Northern Illinois University offers 3 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 84 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 73 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 3 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 29 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees, 1 Master's degree, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst College offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a small, 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.

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Loyola University Chicago offers 3 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 111 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 105 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers 1 Political Science and Government, General degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 99 Political Science and Government, General students graduated with students earning 99 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Political Science colleges in Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,452
Northwestern University Logo Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
15 : 1 22,448
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
22 : 1 51,605
University of Illinois at Chicago Logo University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
4/5
19 : 1 32,324
Wheaton College Logo Wheaton College Wheaton, IL
5/5
14 : 1 3,004
Northern Illinois University Logo Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
21 : 1 16,609
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Logo Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,695
Elmhurst College Logo Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
5/5
22 : 1 3,453
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 17,159
DePaul University Logo DePaul University Chicago, IL
5/5
25 : 1 22,064
North Central College Logo North Central College Naperville, IL
5/5
18 : 1 2,888
Northeastern Illinois University Logo Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
3/5
25 : 1 7,423
Illinois Wesleyan University Logo Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
5/5
13 : 1 1,629
Bradley University Logo Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,929
Illinois State University Logo Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
23 : 1 20,878
Eastern Illinois University Logo Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
3/5
21 : 1 7,806
Roosevelt University Logo Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
21 : 1 4,071
Olivet Nazarene University Logo Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
5/5
34 : 1 4,317
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Logo Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
3/5
21 : 1 13,061
Knox College Logo Knox College Galesburg, IL
5/5
12 : 1 1,258

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