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Discus: College Search and Selection: April 2004 Archive: Political science
By Momtom (Momtom) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 09:55 am: Edit

We are looking for a school in the east with less than 5-6K enrollment and a good poli sci dept. Does anyone have any suggestions?

By Nannerl (Nannerl) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 10:44 am: Edit

Tufts has a fabulous poli sci department and enrolls around 5000 students.

By Chemy (Chemy) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit

TUFTS UNIVERSITY poli sci isnt in the top 50... look at the NRC rankings

the top 10 schools in poli sci according to National academy of science (NRC) , educational effectiveness:

1. University of Michigan 8.09 4.31

2. Yale University 7.77 4.24

3. Harvard University 7.46 4.17

4. University of California-Berkeley 7.28 4.13

5. Stanford University 6.78 4.02

6. University of Rochester 6.69 4.00

7. University of Minnesota 6.33 3.92

8. Princeton University 6.28 3.91

9. University of Wisconsin-Madison 6.06 3.86

10. University of Chicago 5.92 3.83

some other good ones:

mit #11

duke #13

cornell #15

columbia #22

johns hopkins #24

syracuse #33

georgetown #51

tufts #57

BTw who wans to go to the new REAGAN UNIVERSITY? it might be good!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/28/education/28reagan.html

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 12:24 pm: Edit

Those NRC rankings are based on graduate programs, I believe.

Here are some schools with good political science programs that might also fit your daughter's needs - because you didn't specify her stats, the list includes both very competitive and less competitive schools.

Smith
Wellesley
Bates
Colby
Centre College (KY)
Washington & Lee
U of Richmond
Dickinson
Gettysburg
Ursinus
Union
Swarthmore
Colgate
Furman
Hamilton
Johns Hopkins
Lehigh
Amherst
Connecticut College
Denison (Ohio)Kenyon (Ohio)
Wittenberg (Ohio)
Washington & Jeffferson
Providence College
Hobart & William Smith
Marist
Skidmore
Elon (NC)
HArtwick College
Lafayette
Franklin & Marshall
Vassar
U of Rochester
Juniata
Loyola (MD)
Drew University (NJ)
Fordham
Fairfield U
ST. Lawrence
Randolph-Macon College (VA)
Trinity College (CT)

By Rana (Rana) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 01:42 pm: Edit

Chemy: Are those NRC rankings for grad programs or undergrads?

By Barrons (Barrons) on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 01:54 pm: Edit

They are grad however, it is a good source for comparing any schools that have a grad component as the faculty is the same and many upper level classes have both undergrads and grad students in them.

By Vtsonev (Vtsonev) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 07:36 am: Edit

Hey, what about Macalester College? I thought their pol sci department was good, as well.

By Sooky6 (Sooky6) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 08:41 am: Edit

NRC are for graduate programs only.

By Chemy (Chemy) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 03:04 pm: Edit

no, they are rankings of departments.


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