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Which schools on my list are best for political science?

dylanrosenthaldylanrosenthal Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
Hey everyone, I want to major in poli sci and was wondering if someone can tell me which of my schools are best for poli sci and which ones are the worst on my list for it. If anyone has gone to these schools and majored in poli sci please tell me about your experience!! Thanks so much

University of Maryland
University of Wisconsin
American University
George Washington University
SUNY Binghamton
Penn State
Indiana University
University of Delaware
Ohio State

Replies to: Which schools on my list are best for political science?

  • RoundGeniusRoundGenius Registered User Posts: 414 Member
    I would say American and GW, but that's from what I know.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 36,142 Super Moderator
    You have public Us from multiple states so you would be paying OOS rates at most of them. Can you afford that?
  • soyunchicosoyunchico Registered User Posts: 525 Member
    UMaryland also has super easy transportation to D.C.
  • TorveauxTorveaux Registered User Posts: 1,461 Senior Member
    OK. I have a BS in Political Science. Any school can get you the education. What exactly do you think you are going to do with a degree in Poli-Sci? Run for office? Work in government? Law School? It really makes a difference what your goals are as to which school would be best. No so much for the nuance of the degree, but in terms of focus and access to people in the field for which you intend to apply your knowledge.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 40,192 Senior Member
    UMD, GWU, American would be the best from your list overall.

    What's your budget?
    Have you run the NPC on each of these?
  • MidwestmomofboysMidwestmomofboys Registered User Posts: 3,802 Senior Member
    Wisconsin's Poli Sci dept is ranked in the top 15 of graduate school rankings, and the university is located in the state capitol so there are lots of internship opportunities. My kid is a major there, and has had superb access to top faculty, internships, funding, and research opportunities (we are out of state).

    GW and American are both known as being strong in poli sci/international affairs/government internship opportunities because of the access to DC.

  • WWWardWWWard Registered User Posts: 2,531 Senior Member
    From your list... I would recommend the University of Maryland, American University or George Washington University.
    You may also want to look at FSU or UNC.

    And - if your stats and/or budget (or F.A. scenario) may allow it... you might also want to consider Georgetown, Johns Hopkins (especially for International Relations), Brown, USC, Northwestern, Princeton, Duke, Yale, Stanford, UChicago or Columbia.

    Good Luck...
  • dylanrosenthaldylanrosenthal Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    I intend to major in political science or POSSIBLY international studies and later on go to law school. Out of state public college tuition is the maximum I can afford, so Georgetown and those schools are out. I also definitely can not get into GU or that level of schools.
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