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#1

#1 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, MI

Hillsdale College is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

21%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,370–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$24,196

Median Starting Salary

$55,133

#2

#2 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Every year, Princeton University receives about 38,000 applications.

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

1,490–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$18,698

Median Starting Salary

$50,932

#3

#3 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

In 2016, Harvard received a record breaking amount of first year applications: 39,044.

Acceptance Rate

3%

Annual Degrees Awarded

59

SAT Score

1,500–1,590

Est. Net Price *

$19,491

Median Starting Salary

$50,394

#4

#4 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY

Columbia University requires all freshman students to apply online, using either The Coalition Application...

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

50

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$22,058

Median Starting Salary

$49,704

#5

#5 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Duke University
Durham, NC

Duke is one of the most selective schools in the country, only admitting 3,200 out of 50,000 applications.

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,694

Median Starting Salary

$55,409

#6

#6 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

56

SAT Score

1,520–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$24,034

Median Starting Salary

$57,721

#7

#7 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Georgetown University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

31

SAT Score

1,420–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$35,566

Median Starting Salary

$58,146

#8

#8 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

New York University
New York, NY

Generally, New York University is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

42

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$29,499

Median Starting Salary

$55,756

#9

#9 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

28

SAT Score

1,370–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$10,614

Median Starting Salary

$57,301

#10

#10 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Yale University
New Haven, CT

When applying for Yale, it is extremely important to keep in mind that they are one of the most selective...

Acceptance Rate

5%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,490–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$18,647

Median Starting Salary

$52,313

#11

#11 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

25%

Annual Degrees Awarded

46

SAT Score

1,220–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$14,003

Median Starting Salary

$55,691

#12

#12 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ

In general, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$17,535

Median Starting Salary

$55,289

#13

#13 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

the University of California-Los Angeles is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

9%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

1,320–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$16,999

Median Starting Salary

$51,926

#14

#14 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, IL

the University of Illinois Springfield is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

26

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$11,733

Median Starting Salary

$55,652

#15

#15 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$25,606

Median Starting Salary

$54,004

#16

#16 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

American University
Washington, DC

American University is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

1,310–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$41,369

Median Starting Salary

$61,137

#17

#17 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Cornell University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,470–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$26,060

Median Starting Salary

$57,921

#18

#18 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Augusta University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

24

SAT Score

1,020–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$13,572

Median Starting Salary

$56,951

#19

#19 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,270–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$13,376

Median Starting Salary

$62,422

#20

#20 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University is a fairly selective school. They receive roughly 41,000 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,280–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$43,651

Median Starting Salary

$61,394

#21

#21 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

St. John's University-New York
Queens, NY

St- John's University-New York is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$26,052

Median Starting Salary

$58,967

#22

#22 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Villanova University
Villanova, PA

Villanova University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

23%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,400–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$34,837

Median Starting Salary

$64,304

#23

#23 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University is a fairly selective school. The institution receives approximately 26,000...

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

37

SAT Score

1,020–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$17,589

Median Starting Salary

$55,007

#24

#24 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Every year, the Stanford Admissions Department receives about 56,000 applications.

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,490–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$18,279

Median Starting Salary

$52,326

#25

#25 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

900–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$13,380

Median Starting Salary

$59,480

#26

#26 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA

Generally, Liberty University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

39

SAT Score

1,060–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$29,913

Median Starting Salary

$56,777

#27

#27 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

1,030–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$9,711

Median Starting Salary

$55,386

#28

#28 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Every application received by UChicago is carefully reviewed several times and presented to a committee.

Acceptance Rate

5%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,500–1,570

Est. Net Price *

$36,991

Median Starting Salary

$52,821

#29

#29 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

In general, the University of California-Berkeley is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,330–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$19,257

Median Starting Salary

$51,071

#30

#30 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

MIT is a very selective school, choosing to accept only 4 or 1,340 out of 34,000 applicants.

Acceptance Rate

4%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,540–1,590

Est. Net Price *

$20,232

Median Starting Salary

$51,923

#31

#31 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Brown University
Providence, RI

Every year, 50,600 students apply to Brown University through the Common Application.

Acceptance Rate

5%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,500–1,590

Est. Net Price *

$26,723

Median Starting Salary

$58,872

#32

#32 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

32%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

1,030–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$17,341

Median Starting Salary

$57,458

#33

#33 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

the University of Florida is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

23%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$11,740

Median Starting Salary

$53,907

#34

#34 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Boston University
Boston, MA

Boston University is a extremely selective school. Approximately 80,800 applications are received by Boston...

Acceptance Rate

14%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,370–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$27,829

Median Starting Salary

$59,824

#35

#35 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Every year, Penn receives approximately 54,600 applications from prospective freshman with an acceptance...

Acceptance Rate

6%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,500–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$26,123

Median Starting Salary

$51,817

#36

#36 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Miami University-Oxford
Oxford, OH

Overall, Miami University-Oxford is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,230–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$23,031

Median Starting Salary

$61,534

#37

#37 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD

the University of Maryland-College Park is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,360–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$16,210

Median Starting Salary

$57,525

#38

#38 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Notre Dame is known for its extremely competitive admissions process.

Acceptance Rate

13%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$28,474

Median Starting Salary

$62,993

#39

#39 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Northwestern University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,480–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$22,095

Median Starting Salary

$55,284

#40

#40 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

Overall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$19,301

Median Starting Salary

$61,902

#41

#41 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

37%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,350–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$30,453

Median Starting Salary

$60,208

#42

#42 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Suffolk University
Boston, MA

Overall, Suffolk University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$32,270

Median Starting Salary

$60,023

#43

#43 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

12%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,480–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$23,432

Median Starting Salary

$59,692

#44

#44 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

the University of Connecticut is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,240–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$23,985

Median Starting Salary

$59,142

#45

#45 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

CUNY Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY

CUNY Brooklyn College is a fairly selective school. The institution receives roughly 28,900 applications...

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

1,030–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$5,972

Median Starting Salary

$54,538

#46

#46 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Overall, The University of Texas at Austin is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

31%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,240–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$17,434

Median Starting Salary

$55,823

#47

#47 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA

For students interested in applying to UVA, application packets should include none, but none are also...

Acceptance Rate

19%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,410–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$19,469

Median Starting Salary

$59,039

#48

#48 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH

Ohio State University-Main Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,340–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$19,582

Median Starting Salary

$57,985

#49

#49 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Rice University
Houston, TX

Rice University is a extremely selective school. The institution receives about 31,000 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

9%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,500–1,580

Est. Net Price *

$19,902

Median Starting Salary

$55,648

#50

#50 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Emory University is a extremely selective school. The institution receives approximately 33,200 applications...

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,430–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$26,680

Median Starting Salary

$55,895

#51

#51 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Generally, Boston College is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,450–1,540

Est. Net Price *

$30,559

Median Starting Salary

$63,436

#52

#52 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

the University of Colorado Boulder is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,190–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$21,836

Median Starting Salary

$59,533

#53

#53 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,140–1,410

Est. Net Price *

$20,592

Median Starting Salary

$59,880

#54

#54 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

the University of Georgia is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

43%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,250–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$17,180

Median Starting Salary

$58,646

#55

#55 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

the University of Rochester is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,400–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$39,775

Median Starting Salary

$56,694

#56

#56 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,140–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$18,274

Median Starting Salary

$64,796

#57

#57 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

SUNY at Albany
Albany, NY

In general, SUNY at Albany is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,120–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$17,714

Median Starting Salary

$56,667

#58

#58 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI

Generally, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

18%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,370–1,530

Est. Net Price *

$19,318

Median Starting Salary

$57,003

#59

#59 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Tulane University of Louisiana is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

11%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,390–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$50,263

Median Starting Salary

$57,180

#60

#60 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,220–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$33,136

Median Starting Salary

$63,858

#61

#61 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA

the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,280–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$22,291

Median Starting Salary

$60,493

#62

#62 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

Generally, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,290–1,450

Est. Net Price *

$16,018

Median Starting Salary

$60,269

#63

#63 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX

Overall, The University of Texas at Dallas is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,180–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$13,555

Median Starting Salary

$53,635

#64

#64 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

In general, Wayne State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$15,347

Median Starting Salary

$55,577

#65

#65 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Durham, NH

the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,130–1,330

Est. Net Price *

$24,507

Median Starting Salary

$64,323

#66

#66 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA

the University of Washington-Seattle Campus is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,230–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$10,603

Median Starting Salary

$53,947

#67

#67 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

George Washington University
Washington, DC

George Washington University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,360–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$42,723

Median Starting Salary

$58,241

#68

#68 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

the University of California-Santa Barbara is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

26%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,260–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$16,874

Median Starting Salary

$53,448

#69

#69 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Overall, the University of Delaware is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,200–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$18,044

Median Starting Salary

$66,229

#70

#70 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA

the University of California-Riverside is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,090–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$14,487

Median Starting Salary

$54,584

#71

#71 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Mississippi
University, MS

Generally, the University of Mississippi is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,289

Median Starting Salary

$57,788

#72

#72 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

Appalachian State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,090–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$13,084

Median Starting Salary

$59,768

#73

#73 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,230–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$37,511

Median Starting Salary

$59,293

#74

#74 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE

Generally, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

13

SAT Score

970–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$12,973

Median Starting Salary

$59,102

#75

#75 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA

the University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,300–1,470

Est. Net Price *

$24,286

Median Starting Salary

$60,387

#76

#76 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Overall, Stony Brook University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,320–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$17,213

Median Starting Salary

$54,002

#77

#77 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

the University of Iowa is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,120–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$19,587

Median Starting Salary

$61,384

#78

#78 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

In general, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

45%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,330–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$14,544

Median Starting Salary

$57,443

#79

#79 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Binghamton University
Vestal, NY

In general, Binghamton University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

42%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,340–1,510

Est. Net Price *

$19,535

Median Starting Salary

$57,098

#80

#80 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN

Indiana University-Bloomington is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,220–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$16,234

Median Starting Salary

$61,681

#81

#81 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Dallas
Irving, TX

the University of Dallas is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

59%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,160–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$27,250

Median Starting Salary

$62,072

#82

#82 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Overall, Sam Houston State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

970–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,632

Median Starting Salary

$58,247

#83

#83 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA

In general, the University of California-San Diego is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,290–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$16,111

Median Starting Salary

$53,006

#84

#84 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA

the University of California-Irvine is a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

21%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,240–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$14,033

Median Starting Salary

$53,577

#85

#85 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University-Main Campus is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,230–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$12,576

Median Starting Salary

$60,427

#86

#86 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Overall, the University of Central Florida is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,210–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$13,108

Median Starting Salary

$54,618

#87

#87 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Baylor University
Waco, TX

In general, Baylor University is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

46%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,270–1,440

Est. Net Price *

$45,988

Median Starting Salary

$61,418

#88

#88 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,240–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$29,651

Median Starting Salary

$61,298

#89

#89 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Rutgers University-Newark
Newark, NJ

Rutgers University-Newark is a fairly selective school. They receive roughly 15,000 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$16,578

Median Starting Salary

$58,408

#90

#90 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

Overall, The Catholic University of America is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,050–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$36,031

Median Starting Salary

$69,371

#91

#91 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Northeastern University is known for being a extremely selective school.

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,450–1,550

Est. Net Price *

$35,827

Median Starting Salary

$58,482

#92

#92 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Generally, the University of South Florida is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

44%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,150–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$11,004

Median Starting Salary

$54,211

#93

#93 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

the University of Oregon is a non selective school. The institution receives roughly 37,200 applications...

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,160–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$22,077

Median Starting Salary

$57,886

#94

#94 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

In general, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$21,880

Median Starting Salary

$57,109

#95

#95 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Generally, Illinois State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,020–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$20,551

Median Starting Salary

$62,506

#96

#96 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

Overall, the University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is known for being a fairly selective...

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$16,079

Median Starting Salary

$55,865

#97

#97 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Howard University
Washington, DC

Howard University is a fairly selective school. The school receives about 19,200 applications annually.

Acceptance Rate

53%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,050–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$28,279

Median Starting Salary

$56,490

#98

#98 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of California-Davis
Davis, CA

the University of California-Davis is a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

37%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,180–1,420

Est. Net Price *

$17,385

Median Starting Salary

$53,963

#99

#99 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman, OK

Generally, the University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,140–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$22,601

Median Starting Salary

$57,164

#100

#100 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

the University of Arkansas is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,070–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$16,208

Median Starting Salary

$59,552

#101

#101 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Generally, the University at Buffalo is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

68%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,200–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$18,524

Median Starting Salary

$55,885

#102

#102 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

George Mason University is a non selective school. The school receives approximately 20,000 applications...

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,150–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$18,479

Median Starting Salary

$56,775

#103

#103 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

San Diego State University is a highly selective school. They receive approximately 77,000 applications every...

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$13,017

Median Starting Salary

$54,960

#104

#104 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

the University of Kansas is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$18,950

Median Starting Salary

$59,675

#105

#105 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

the University of Hawaii at Manoa is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

73%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

990–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$13,639

Median Starting Salary

$56,940

#106

#106 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Arizona State University Campus Immersion
Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University Campus Immersion is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,090–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$14,808

Median Starting Salary

$54,397

#107

#107 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Pace University
New York, NY

Pace University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,140–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$33,363

Median Starting Salary

$59,761

#108

#108 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

76%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,140–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$21,296

Median Starting Salary

$57,938

#109

#109 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Generally, Ball State University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,100–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$12,615

Median Starting Salary

$62,614

#110

#110 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center
New York, NY

Acceptance Rate

24%

Annual Degrees Awarded

32

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$55,761

#111

#111 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Citadel Military College of South Carolina is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,110–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$21,846

Median Starting Salary

$61,022

#112

#112 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

the University of California-Santa Cruz is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

47%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,180–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$17,975

Median Starting Salary

$55,207

#113

#113 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$16,926

Median Starting Salary

$60,202

#114

#114 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

American Public University System
Charles Town, WV

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

41

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$11,172

Median Starting Salary

$59,364

#115

#115 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Florida International University
Miami, FL

Overall, Florida International University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,070–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$9,881

Median Starting Salary

$54,302

#116

#116 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

the University of Kentucky is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$18,693

Median Starting Salary

$59,486

#117

#117 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Utah State University
Logan, UT

Utah State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

1,050–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$14,577

Median Starting Salary

$57,423

#118

#118 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Texas State University is a non selective school. They receive about 28,900 applications every admission...

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$14,120

Median Starting Salary

$58,294

#119

#119 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

California State University-Fullerton
Fullerton, CA

California State University-Fullerton is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,000–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$7,925

Median Starting Salary

$55,860

#120

#120 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The New School
New York, NY

The New School is a fairly selective school. They receive roughly 9,520 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,170–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$55,480

Median Starting Salary

$57,350

#121

#121 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati, OH

Generally, the University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,180–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$20,149

Median Starting Salary

$58,356

#122

#122 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Houston
Houston, TX

Overall, the University of Houston is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,160–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$14,056

Median Starting Salary

$54,497

#123

#123 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

40%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,030–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$9,346

Median Starting Salary

$54,865

#124

#124 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

California State University-Chico
Chico, CA

In general, California State University-Chico is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$15,517

Median Starting Salary

$56,374

#125

#125 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

the University of Utah is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$12,399

Median Starting Salary

$55,277

#126

#126 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

In general, Texas Tech University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,110–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,896

Median Starting Salary

$58,026

#127

#127 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

California State University-Los Angeles is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

870–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$5,801

Median Starting Salary

$56,139

#128

#128 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

The University of Texas at San Antonio is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,010–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$12,664

Median Starting Salary

$56,933

#129

#129 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Kent State University at Kent
Kent, OH

In general, Kent State University at Kent is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$19,046

Median Starting Salary

$59,612

#130

#130 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,080–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$15,364

Median Starting Salary

$55,634

#131

#131 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL

Overall, The University of West Florida is known for being a highly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

48%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,070–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$8,609

Median Starting Salary

$56,589

#132

#132 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens, OH

In general, Ohio University-Main Campus is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,110–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$59,922

#133

#133 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University is a non selective school. They receive roughly 18,200 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,020–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$12,202

Median Starting Salary

$59,536

#134

#134 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL

the University of Illinois Chicago is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,130–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$10,384

Median Starting Salary

$55,925

#135

#135 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

the University of Louisville is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,020–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$19,327

Median Starting Salary

$57,490

#136

#136 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of North Texas
Denton, TX

the University of North Texas is a somewhat selective school. They receive 32,016 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,010–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$15,283

Median Starting Salary

$57,138

#137

#137 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Boise State University
Boise, ID

Generally, Boise State University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

7

SAT Score

1,050–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,724

Median Starting Salary

$57,618

#138

#138 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University is a non selective school. They receive roughly 9,700 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,080–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$18,855

Median Starting Salary

$62,133

#139

#139 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

the University of Memphis is a non selective school. They receive about 15,800 applications each year.

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

930–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,873

Median Starting Salary

$55,874

#140

#140 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$12,425

Median Starting Salary

$57,758

#141

#141 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, NJ

Generally, William Paterson University of New Jersey is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

990–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$12,967

Median Starting Salary

$59,025

#142

#142 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Albuquerque, NM

the University of New Mexico-Main Campus is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$10,633

Median Starting Salary

$55,712

#143

#143 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR

Arkansas State University is a fairly selective school. Around 6,050 applications are received by the school...

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$12,011

Median Starting Salary

$56,390

#144

#144 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

930–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,990

Median Starting Salary

$57,183

#145

#145 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Washington State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,911

Median Starting Salary

$57,697

#146

#146 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Governors State University
University Park, IL

Generally, Governors State University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

57%

Annual Degrees Awarded

10

SAT Score

830–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$9,833

Median Starting Salary

$57,041

#147

#147 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

the University of Southern Mississippi is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

99%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,040–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$14,427

Median Starting Salary

$56,370

#148

#148 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,000–1,230

Est. Net Price *

$20,030

Median Starting Salary

$59,278

#149

#149 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Las Cruces, NM

Overall, New Mexico State University-Main Campus is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

920–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$10,407

Median Starting Salary

$55,531

#150

#150 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$13,267

Median Starting Salary

$56,302

#151

#151 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Generally, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$13,159

Median Starting Salary

$56,884

#152

#152 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA

Overall, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

950–1,170

Est. Net Price *

$17,278

Median Starting Salary

$61,152

#153

#153 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

The University of Texas at Arlington is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,000–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$14,262

Median Starting Salary

$56,357

#154

#154 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Northern Arizona University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$17,115

Median Starting Salary

$58,657

#155

#155 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

Overall, the University of Wyoming is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,070–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$12,819

Median Starting Salary

$58,881

#156

#156 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

Southern Connecticut State University is a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

910–1,100

Est. Net Price *

$18,712

Median Starting Salary

$60,668

#157

#157 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$11,596

Median Starting Salary

$56,677

#158

#158 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,551

Median Starting Salary

$58,975

#159

#159 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

890–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$8,105

Median Starting Salary

$55,844

#160

#160 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

In general, Texas Woman's University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$11,682

Median Starting Salary

$57,421

#161

#161 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Jackson State University
Jackson, MS

Jackson State University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

900–1,090

Est. Net Price *

$15,292

Median Starting Salary

$55,999

#162

#162 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Portland State University
Portland, OR

Generally, Portland State University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$16,273

Median Starting Salary

$54,826

#163

#163 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX

Generally, The University of Texas at El Paso is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

100%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

880–1,100

Est. Net Price *

$9,563

Median Starting Salary

$55,957

#164

#164 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA

California State University-Northridge is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

900–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$8,936

Median Starting Salary

$55,878

#165

#165 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Indiana University-Kokomo
Kokomo, IN

Indiana University-Kokomo is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$6,648

Median Starting Salary

$59,316

#166

#166 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University is a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

960–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$13,884

Median Starting Salary

$57,370

#167

#167 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

Overall, Western Illinois University is known for being a somewhat selective school.

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

910–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$11,213

Median Starting Salary

$58,984

#168

#168 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX

The University of Texas at Tyler is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$13,248

Median Starting Salary

$55,225

#169

#169 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Marshall University
Huntington, WV

Overall, Marshall University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

980–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$8,756

Median Starting Salary

$58,656

#170

#170 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

The University of Montana
Missoula, MT

The University of Montana is a non selective school. The school receives roughly 8,900 applications each...

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

990–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$16,361

Median Starting Salary

$56,744

#171

#171 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL

Auburn University at Montgomery is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

980–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$13,163

Median Starting Salary

$56,572

#172

#172 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX

Texas A&M University-Commerce is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

910–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,025

Median Starting Salary

$57,186

#173

#173 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University is known for being a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

96%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

870–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$32,043

Median Starting Salary

$56,335

#174

#174 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro
San Juan, PR

Acceptance Rate

47%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$9,551

Median Starting Salary

$54,652

#175

#175 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX

Overall, Sul Ross State University is a non selective school.

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

860–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$13,130

Median Starting Salary

$57,124

#176

#176 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL

Northeastern Illinois University is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

63%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

820–1,020

Est. Net Price *

$14,262

Median Starting Salary

$56,349

#177

#177 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is known for being a fairly selective school.

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,220–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$26,747

Median Starting Salary

$58,186

#178

#178 Best College for Political Science and Government, General in the U.S.

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA

Acceptance Rate

--

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$0

Median Starting Salary

$59,364

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About Political Science and Government, General

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

While Political Science and Government, General offers degrees up to the Doctors degree research scholarship, most students earn a Bachelors degree. Students major in Political Science and Government, General all over the country, though the major at the Masters degree level sees the most graduates in New York. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Government, General is $44,500.

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Careers

Some of the highest paying careers for Political Science and Government, General majors include Political Scientists, Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary and Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education. However, something else to consider is how much demand there is for specific positions. Positions that are in high need that a degree in Political Science and Government, General can prepare you for are Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, Social Science Research Assistants and Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary.

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Student Demographics

Total Students
1,652
Female Students
795 (48%)
Male Students
857 (51%)

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