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Political Science Programs Ranked in 2013


Harvard University

Cambridge, MA


Princeton University

Princeton, NJ


Stanford University

Stanford, CA


University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI


Yale University

New Haven, CT


University of California--Berkeley

Berkeley, CA


Columbia University

New York, NY


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA


University of California--San Diego

La Jolla, CA


Duke University

Durham, NC


University of California--Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


University of Chicago

Chicago, IL


University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC


Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO


New York University

New York, NY


Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


University of Rochester

Rochester, NY


University of Wisconsin--Madison

Madison, WI


Cornell University

Ithaca, NY


University of Minnesota--Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN


Northwestern University

Evanston, IL


University of Texas--Austin

Austin, TX


University of California--Davis

Davis, CA


University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL

A private institution, Amridge University started offering online bachelor's degree courses in 1999. Programs are divided into four schools: the College of Business and Leadership, College of General Studies, School of Human Services and Turner School of Theology. Amridge University also offers online students an extensive library of financial aid resources and a 24/7 live chat feature.


Emory University

Atlanta, GA