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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 $35,239 for in-state students and $48,243 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 13.55% and graduation rate is 93.55%. 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$14,170 / $42,18417%92%18%40,154
University of California-Los Angeles$13,261 / $41,27518%91%17%43,548
University of California-San Diego$14,018 / $42,03236%87%19%34,979
Yale University$51,4006%98%6%12,458
Harvard University$48,9495%97%7%29,908
Massachusetts Institute of Technology$49,8928%93%3%11,376
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826 / $47,47629%91%12%44,718
Princeton University$47,1407%97%5%8,181
Columbia University in the City of New York$57,2087%94%6%29,372
Duke University$53,50011%95%7%15,735
Stanford University$49,6175%94%10%17,184
Average$3,524 / $4,3861.23%8.50%0.91%2,377
***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 2017-2018 data and other data is from 2016-2017 data.