Good schools for international relations?

<p>Pretty much what the title says. Thanks in advance =)</p>

<p>Try searching the forum. There have been loads of threads about this.</p>

<p>Gtown, JHU, CMC, Tufts.</p>

<p>The most highly regarded programs are Princeton, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Tufts, and Georgetown. GWU and AU are also strong--but have very large undergraduate programs.</p>

<p>These rankings were published in the March/April 2007 Issue of Foreign Policy Magazine.</p>

<p>Top 20 Undergraduate Programs</p>

<li>Harvard University 48%</li>
<li>Princeton University 46%</li>
<li>Stanford University 30%</li>
<li>Georgetown University 28%</li>
<li>Columbia University 28%</li>
<li>Yale University 23%</li>
<li>University of Chicago 21%</li>
<li>University of California-Berkeley 12%</li>
<li>Dartmouth College 11%</li>
<li>George Washington University 10%</li>
<li>American University 10%</li>
<li>University of Michigan 9%</li>
<li>Tufts University 8%</li>
<li>Swarthmore College 8%</li>
<li>University of California-San Diego 8%</li>
<li>Cornell University 6%</li>
<li>Brown University 6%</li>
<li>Williams College 5%</li>
<li>Duke University 5%</li>
<li>Johns Hopkins University 5%"</li>

<p>thank you very much!</p>

<p>Also Dickinson and Syracuse.</p>

<p>Those rankings are retarded. Very flawed, do not use them as a guide in your selection process as half those schools on the list do not offer IR as a major nor have IR programs or departments.</p>

<p>Columbia doesn't have an IR major btw Bonanza. lol</p>

<p>The rankings are about the best thing going, reflecting the considered opinions of a very large sample of professors and professionals in the field regarding undergraduates receiving educations related to international relations. Whether they have a department called "international relations" is entirely irrelevant.</p>

<p>Well, I'd highly recommend against using that list since if you have the intent of pursue a degree or are interested in going into an IR field, you will be misled by that ranking since it doesn't accurate say which schools possess IR majors rather its just a ranking of what graduate professors has to say on undergraduate fields (professors knows grad schools the best, their response are hugely misleding, grad professors don't know anything about whats going on at the undergrad level)</p>

<p>Take it for what its worth...</p>

<p>JHU, Georgetown, Princeton, GW, AU, Swarthmore, Tufts, easily among the top for IR. That list is just grossly misleading. lol :)</p>

<p>Any Ivy is going to have the necessary faculties in economics, political science/government, history, regional studies, etc necessary to receive an excellent undergraduate IR education.</p>

<p>Columbia doesn't have an IR major. Penn has an IR major but its standing faculty are shared with other departments. Both schools still churn out plenty of great IR grads who go on to do great things in international flavors of government, law, business, journalism, academia, etc.</p>

<p>Any Ivy is going to have the neccessary faculties in biology, plant research studies, herbarias, and botanical gardens neccessary to recieve an excellent undergraduate Agrilcultural education.</p>

<p>UCB has nothing remotely similar to anything in international relations/affairs/studies.</p>

<p>Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Cal, Yale, Dartmouth, UMichigan, Swarthmore, UCSD, Cornell, Williams, and Duke do not have IR majors, departments, nor do they have anything remotely considered a legitimate IR degree.</p>

<p>Go to a real school with a real agriculture department like Cornell. Don't go to a school like Harvard (just because the grad professors only know HYPS, big names of undergrads and Ivies) and expect their biology programs are on par to deliever you an excellent agrilcultural experience.</p>

<p>I'd personally would not recommend it.</p>