Political Science at Penn

<p>How is political science at Penn?</p>

<p>it's hard to rank individual departments at schools. there's no real criteria to compare (for example) an english department at school X as opposed to school Y. unless you've heard otherwise for a specific program, i'd just assume the quality of the roughly correlates to the strength of the student body.</p>

<p>i haven't really heard anything good or bad about it. i'd guess it's probably somewhere around top 10 or 20 in the nation just like all the other liberal arts subjects at the ivies.</p>

<p>i'd dig around on penn's website and try to find syllabi and see if the stuff piques your interest.</p>

<p>i know that Penn has excellent anthropology and history departments.</p>

<p>Penn's polisci department is excellent but still not commensurate with the university's high quality as a whole.</p>

<p>However, that is almost certain to change, as Penn's newly-inaugurated President is a hardcore polisci wonk from Princeton who is sure to lavish more attention and money on the department.</p>

<p>yeahh, what can people tell me about the history department? ive heard its excellent also. is it like generally accepted that penn's history dept. is great?</p>

<p>I heard that</p>

<p>the history department has a number of star professors and the history majors i know love the program.</p>

<p>i think most good schools have good history programs though. so if there's a ranking penn might not be in the top five or ten, not because it's bad, but just because there's a lot of competition.</p>

<p>actually i think both history and political departments are ranked top 10</p>