Best Political Science colleges in the U.S. 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.

 

List of all Political Science colleges in the U.S.

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,452
Yale University Logo Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
11 : 1 13,609
Harvard University Logo Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
17 : 1 31,655
Duke University Logo Duke University Durham, NC
5/5
12 : 1 16,686
Rice University Logo Rice University Houston, TX
5/5
10 : 1 7,282
Stanford University Logo Stanford University Stanford, CA
5/5
11 : 1 17,249
Brown University Logo Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
11 : 1 10,333
Northwestern University Logo Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
15 : 1 22,448
Vanderbilt University Logo Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
11 : 1 13,131
Johns Hopkins University Logo Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
5/5
18 : 1 27,079
Georgetown University Logo Georgetown University Washington, DC
5/5
19 : 1 19,593
Cornell University Logo Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
13 : 1 24,027
University of Pennsylvania Logo University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
18 : 1 26,675
University of California-Berkeley Logo University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
24 : 1 43,185
Tufts University Logo Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
14 : 1 11,878
Boston College Logo Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
5/5
17 : 1 14,747
University of Notre Dame Logo University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
5/5
10 : 1 12,683
Washington University in St Louis Logo Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
16 : 1 16,191
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Logo University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
4/5
12 : 1 48,090
University of Virginia-Main Campus Logo University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
16 : 1 25,012