Best Political Science Colleges in Virginia

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Virginia that offer Political Science degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 37 Political Science schools located within Virginia. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Political Science Colleges in Virginia for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 4 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 159 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 149 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
2 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 170 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 170 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
3 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA

Washington and Lee University offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 43 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 43 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 36 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 4 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 159 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 150 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
6 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 149 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 149 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
7 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University offers 3 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 96 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 85 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
8 Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 74 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 74 Bachelor's degrees.

9 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University offers 2 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 52 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 52 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
10 George Mason University Fairfax, VA

George Mason University offers 3 Political Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 27 students graduated in the study area of Political Science with students earning 24 Master's degrees, 2 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 36 Reviews

List of all Political Science Colleges in Virginia

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
College of William and Mary College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
4/5
12 : 1 8,484
Washington and Lee University Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
5/5
8 : 1 2,172
University of Richmond University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
5/5
9 : 1 4,181
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA
3/5
19 : 1 32,663
Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
3/5
14 : 1 30,918
James Madison University James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
3/5
19 : 1 21,227
Christopher Newport University Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
3/5
16 : 1 5,172
Liberty University Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
4/5
39 : 1 80,494
George Mason University George Mason University Fairfax, VA
3/5
21 : 1 33,929
Hampton University Hampton University Hampton, VA
4/5
13 : 1 4,269
Old Dominion University Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
3/5
25 : 1 24,672
University of Mary Washington University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
3/5
16 : 1 4,647
Regent University Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
4/5
47 : 1 6,950
Roanoke College Roanoke College Salem, VA
5/5
11 : 1 2,001
Longwood University Longwood University Farmville, VA
3/5
19 : 1 5,087
Radford University Radford University Radford, VA
3/5
19 : 1 9,743
Lynchburg College Lynchburg College Lynchburg, VA
5/5
15 : 1 2,794
Norfolk State University Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA
3/5
18 : 1 5,107
Marymount University Marymount University Arlington, VA
5/5
15 : 1 3,363
Shenandoah University Shenandoah University Winchester, VA
5/5
13 : 1 3,820
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney, VA
5/5
11 : 1 1,087
Randolph-Macon College Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA
5/5
12 : 1 1,418
Virginia State University Virginia State University Petersburg, VA
3/5
14 : 1 4,696
Hollins University Hollins University Roanoke, VA
5/5
8 : 1 802

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Additional Political Science Degree Facts for Virginia Schools

Virginia Schools offering online Political Science degrees

Online Political Science degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 14 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Political Science degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Mary Baldwin College 0 0 14 0 0
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2 0 0 7 0
How many Virginia schools offer online Political Science degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 1 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Political Science degree programs were earned in Virginia?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 36 Colleges 1,321 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 2 Colleges 5 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 2 Colleges 7 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 5 Colleges 88 Graduates
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