best poli sci schools?

<p>have a friend who's a junior at a diff. school, inquiring about colleges with good poli sci majors. Not a top student, but solid. (I'm guessing a 3.7) Preferred locations are East Coast or MidWest or mid-Atlantic.</p>

<p>Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA</p>

<p>Also look at Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Villanova, Oberlin, Trinity, American, Syracuse, Denison and George Washington. And then there are the state universities which almost all have solid poly sci departments such as Delaware, Rutgers, Maryland, Penn State, UConn, UNH, UMass, Vermont, Indiana, Ohio State, Ohio U, Michigan State, Miami of Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.</p>

<p>Also add University of Rochester to the list.</p>

<p>to the schools above and at a variety of selectivity levels, add Carleton, Macalester, College of Wooster, Kenyon and Colgate.</p>

<p>Don't forget Georgetown!!</p>

<p>May not have the GPA or other numbers for Georgetown, Carleton or Colgate.</p>

<p>I don't think that GPA and SAT scores should stop someone from applying to a university they like. The adcoms look for more than just grades. If someone for example is really involved in volutneering or other EC's, that may compensate for lowish marks. Diversity is important for top schools.</p>

<p>True, alukaszewicz, it'd help if the ECs of the OP were known, etc. Leadership positions (i.e., president, captain, editor, etc.) would go far to offset the numbers. However, just a list of participation in things and no active role in them won't.</p>

<p>Also, other than URMs and athletes, the specific schools collegeparent called out are not known for looking past grades and test scores. EC leadership is desired at all three, but it is more frequently used to distinguish among students with exceptional academic records rather than to boost acceptances among students whose records are not first-rate. </p>

<p>All that said, if the student referenced in the OP has a 3.7 UW average, a tough schedule, and very strong test scores and EC achievement he could be a reasonable candidate at those schools. And as a junior, he or she has three (well, two and 1/2) semesters and some testing opportunities to improve his current record, whatever it is.</p>

<p>Top Political Science Schools:</p>

<li>UC Berkeley</li>

<p>How about for undergraduate polisci? I need a list for that =)</p>

<p>Preferably less left-leaning, but I can deal with that.</p>