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2022 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

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41,811

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#14

Most Popular Major

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25

Popularity

Very Popular

41,811

579% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

1,126

486% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

13

Marketing

44,258

14

Political Science and Government

41,811

15

Economics

40,355

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25

Cost

Very Expensive

$54,512

71% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

10

History

$54,625

11

Political Science and Government

$54,512

12

Art History

$54,340

Salary

Average Salary

$36,234

6% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

151

German Language and Literature

$36,373

152

Political Science and Government

$36,234

153

Agricultural Public Services

$36,033

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

179

Public Health

180

Political Science and Government

181

Linguistics

Students

Diverse

4.2/5

14.33% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

91

Materials Engineering

92

Political Science and Government

93

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SUMMARY

Choosing to study Political Science and Government is a valuable choice and generally a requisite first step for students planning to begin a career as an associate attorney, a government affairs specialist, or a regulatory affairs specialist. Interestingly, political science and government is a surprisingly popular major choice, coming in at the 14th most popular major. Last year, there were 41,811 political science and government degrees conferred. In-state tuition for political science and government at private universities is, on average, 4.1 times more spendy than their public peers.

With an impressive 1126 schools having programs for political science and government chances are that any colleges you are interested in will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other political science and government majors, consider institutions in California which have the most undergrads admitted to political science and government annually. More generally, the top region to major in political science and government is in the Southeast region with Florida State University, University of Florida, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study political science and government is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus representing the conference. From our comprehensive list on the best colleges, our choice for the best university for political science and government is Stanford University.

The overall best school might not actually be the best school for you. There can be a bunch more factors to consider when choosing institution. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely refashion your thoughts of which university to attend. At Authority, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are intrigued by which political science and government college boasts the top campus, the answer is Harvard University. If, for example, you are very interested in which school is home to the best campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life here and from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for political science and government is Cornell University. Are you curious why? Continue reading to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If expense is a primary influence in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York appears to be the most expensive university for political science and government, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive schools that might put the cost at Columbia University in the City of New York into perspective. For more context, you could be interested to know that political science and government is the 11th most expensive major in the United States, with an average expense of $54,500. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for political science and government nationally is Vermont with tuition and fees at the primary three institutions equalling $55,790 at Middlebury College, adding up to $45,050 at Saint Michael's College, and costs amounting to $45,050 at University of Vermont. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the country for political science and government is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Amherst College with a cost of $57,640, Tufts University with a cost of $57,324, and Brown University with a cost of $57,112.

Our cheapest region for political science and government is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Weber State University with a cost of $14,973. In better news, the most affordable university for political science and government is University of Florida. Authority's entire list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying around $9,900 for a degree in political science and government. The price inflates substantially to a median of $22,400 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our choice for the school representing the best value for political science and government: Stanford University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list on the schools we believe to be the best value overall. Do know, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for political science and government students differ widely, but two years after finishing the degree graduates will often earn in the neighborhood of $45,800. There can be a lot of variation in pay; top positions can make up to $109,200. Right out of college, the lowest end opportunities within the political science and government field make $19,000, which could be worse. The highest earning grads from political science and government attended Stanford University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of political science and government ranks near the top, ranking in the 77th percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for political science and government is New York University and here you can find our general list for the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Political Science and Government major ranks only in the 26th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 63rd percentile. White students compose the largest proportion, 57%, of those majoring in political science and government. Additionally, 50% of undergrads pursuing a political science and government degree are women.

The median ranking for political science and government's professors is 4 stars, a rating that is right on the average score for every major; this is a fine. If you are interested in the most popular political science and government professor in the country, consider looking up Jeff Lee at Blinn College. It may come as a shock, but the highest ranked professors of political science and government according to students are at Houston Community College. If we consider data other than basic rankings we find that the school with comprehensively the best instructors for political science and government is Stanford University. One will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for political science and government is Stanford University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you believe that considering university through a lens mainly built on superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different schools and peruse a couple of our background articles on beneficial things to consider as your college search develops.

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University of California-Los Angeles

#1 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

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Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

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Georgetown University

#2 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Georgetown University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 13th in the United States. It has a total of 8,325 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 14.36% of applicants. Georgetown University offers 184 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, International Economics, and Political Science and Government programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,440 per year, Georgetown University is very expensive. 87.04% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $93,500 per year, which is 125% above the national median.

Washington, DC

www.georgetown.edu

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Rating

14%

Acceptance

22,534

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#13

Ranking

$55,440

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Harvard University

#3 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Harvard University is a very large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 3rd in America. It has a total of 14,467 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.64% of applicants. Harvard University offers 375 different majors and is best known for its History, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $47,730 per year, Harvard University is very high-priced. 77.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $89,700 per year, which is 116% above the national median.

Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

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Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

#3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#4 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

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Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

Yale University

#5 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Yale University is a large private university located in New Haven, CT ranked 4th in the United States. It has a total of 6,748 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.08% of applicants. Yale University offers 297 different majors and is best known for its American Studies, Religious Studies, and History programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,500 per year, Yale University is very pricey. 89.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate about $83,200 per year, which is 100% greater than the national median.

New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

#4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

George Washington University

#6 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

George Washington University is a very large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 69th in the US. It has a total of 13,428 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.84% of applicants. George Washington University offers 462 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Information Technology Administration and Management programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,845 per year, George Washington University is very expensive. 75.47% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $69,600 per year, which is 68% above the national median.

Washington, DC

https://www.gwu.edu

A+

Rating

41%

Acceptance

31,641

Students

#69

Ranking

$56,845

Tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#7 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in Chapel Hill, NC ranked 64th in the nation. It has a total of 19,957 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 22.63% acceptance rate. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Health and Fitness, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Environmental Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,019 for students from North Carolina and $34,198 for those from out-of-state, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is somewhat moderately costly. 84.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $55,600 per year, which is 34% above the national median.

Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

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Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

#64

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

University of California-Berkeley

#8 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Princeton University

#9 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Princeton University is a mid-sized private university located in Princeton, NJ ranked 5th in the nation. It has a total of 5,535 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 5.78% of applicants. Princeton University offers 125 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, and Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,870 per year, Princeton University is extremely costly. 88.56% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $74,700 per year, which is 80% greater than the national median.

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

8,720

Students

#5

Ranking

$51,870

Tuition

Dartmouth College

#10 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Dartmouth College is a mid-sized private university located in Hanover, NH ranked 14th in the US. It has a total of 4,797 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.93% acceptance rate. Dartmouth College offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Science, Latin American Studies, and Native American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,605 per year, Dartmouth College is extremely expensive. 90.38% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home more or less $75,500 per year, which is 82% greater than the national median.

Hanover, NH

www.dartmouth.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

7,081

Students

#14

Ranking

$55,605

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

#11 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Duke University

#12 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6th in America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, and Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,880 per year, Duke University is very expensive. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $84,400 per year, which is 103% above the national median.

Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

#6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#13 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

University of Chicago

#14 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 10th in the nation. It has a total of 7,674 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.17% of applicants. University of Chicago offers 218 different majors and is best known for its Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, and Counseling Psychology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,642 per year, University of Chicago is exceptionally expensive. 79.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $68,100 per year, which is 64% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

#10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

Bowdoin College

#15 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Bowdoin College is a small private liberal arts college located in Brunswick, ME ranked 34th in the US. It has a total of 1,969 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 9.05% acceptance rate. Bowdoin College offers 44 different majors and is best known for its African Studies, Asian Studies, and French Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,822 per year, Bowdoin College is very expensive. 91.8% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home more or less $65,500 per year, which is 58% above the national median.

Brunswick, ME

https://www.bowdoin.edu/

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

1,969

Students

#34

Ranking

$55,822

Tuition

Stanford University

#16 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Stanford University is a large private university located in Stanford, CA ranked 2nd in the nation. It has a total of 8,290 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.34% of applicants. Stanford University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Human Biology, Industrial Management, and Earth Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $52,857 per year, Stanford University is exceptionally pricey. 89.2% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $94,000 per year, which is 126% above the national median.

Stanford, CA

www.stanford.edu/

A+

Rating

4%

Acceptance

20,993

Students

#2

Ranking

$52,857

Tuition

New York University

#17 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

Cornell University

#18 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Cornell University is a very large private university located in Ithaca, NY ranked 11th in America. It has a total of 15,464 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 10.85% of applicants. Cornell University offers 323 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Agricultural Business and Management, and Agriculture programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $56,550 per year, Cornell University is very high-priced. 89.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home roughly $77,200 per year, which is 86% above the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

#11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

University of California-San Diego

#19 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#20 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a very large public university located in Ann Arbor, MI ranked 37th in the nation. It has a total of 31,206 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting more or less 2 in 9 applicants. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Experimental Psychology, Data Modeling and Database Administration, and German Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $15,230 for students from Michigan and $50,872 for those from out-of-state, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is exceptionally pricey. 86.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home more or less $63,400 per year, which is 53% greater than the national median.

Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

#37

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

Johns Hopkins University

#21 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Johns Hopkins University is a very large private university located in Baltimore, MD ranked 7th in the United States. It has a total of 8,185 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting more or less one in every ten applicants. Johns Hopkins University offers 362 different majors and is best known for its Public Health, Neuroscience, and Biophysics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,350 per year, Johns Hopkins University is very expensive. 83.58% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $73,200 per year, which is 76% over the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

#7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

Northwestern University

#22 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Northwestern University is a very large private university located in Evanston, IL ranked 18th in the US. It has a total of 9,906 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 9.05% of applicants. Northwestern University offers 406 different majors and is best known for its Manufacturing Engineering, Journalism, and Drama programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,232 per year, Northwestern University is exceptionally expensive. 76.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate roughly $69,000 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Evanston, IL

www.northwestern.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

25,614

Students

#18

Ranking

$56,232

Tuition

University of Florida

#23 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#24 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

Davidson College

#25 Best Colleges for Political Science and Government

Davidson College is a small private liberal arts college located in Davidson, NC ranked 47th in America. It has a total of 2,006 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 18.05% of applicants. Davidson College offers 28 different majors and is best known for its African Studies, Latin American Studies, and Political Science and Government programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 6th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,466 per year, Davidson College is extremely high-priced. 83.95% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $58,900 per year, which is 42% over the national median.

Davidson, NC

https://www.davidson.edu/

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

2,006

Students

#47

Ranking

$52,466

Tuition