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Best Political Science Schools

Academic Overview Key Fact

Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares basic academic information between best Political Science schools. By school type, There are 4 public and 7 private schools in best Political Science schools. By school level, all 11 best Political Science schools are 4 years or high institutes.

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Academic Comparison - Political Science
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Yale University New Haven, CT Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate
Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Duke University Durham, NC Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Stanford University Stanford, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best Political Science schools is $35,897 for in-state students and $46,055 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 13.18% and graduation rate is 93.45%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison - Political Science
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
University of California-Berkeley$13,509 / $40,19117%92%17%38,189
University of California-Los Angeles$12,920 / $39,60217%91%16%41,908
University of California-San Diego$13,645 / $40,32734%87%19%32,906
Yale University$49,4807%97%6%12,385
Harvard University$47,0746%98%7%29,652
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$48,4528%92%3%11,331
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$15,310 / $47,00426%90%12%43,651
Princeton University$45,3007%97%5%8,138
Columbia University in the City of New York$49,9737%95%6%28,086
Duke University$51,26511%95%7%15,984
Stanford University$47,9405%94%11%16,980
Average$3,263 / $4,1871.20%8.50%0.90%2,308
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2016-2017 data and other data is from 2015-2016 data.