Best Political Science Colleges Tuition Comparison

Political science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, nation, government, and politics and policies of government. Aristotle defined it as the study of the state. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems, political behavior, and political culture. Political scientists "see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works." Political science intersects with other fields; including economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory. (read more at wiki) Belwo we introduce best colleges in the field of where Harvard University is ranked top and Princeton University is positioned on second place.

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the best political science schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Best Political Science College Overview
RankNameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
1 Harvard University Cambridge, MA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 6% 29,652
2 Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 8,138
2 Stanford University Stanford, CA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 6% 16,980
4 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Public, Four or more years 33% 43,651
4 Yale University New Haven, CT Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 12,385
6 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Public, Four or more years 18% 38,189
7 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7% 28,086
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 8% 11,331
8 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA Public, Four or more years 38% 32,906
10 Duke University Durham, NC Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 13% 15,984
10 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Public, Four or more years 22% 41,908

Best Political Science Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at best Political Science colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements. The required fee is a fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition. The book and supplies is the estimated average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (or program).

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Political Science schools at best Political Science schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Best Political Science - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Harvard University $41,632$1,000 $41,632$1,000
Princeton University $43,450$1,050 $43,450$1,050
Stanford University $45,729$1,425 $45,729$1,425
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $14,401$1,048 $44,674$1,048
Yale University $47,600$3,525 $47,600$3,525
University of California-Berkeley $11,220$1,241 $35,928$1,241
Columbia University in the City of New York $50,526$1,200 $50,526$1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $46,400$1,000 $46,400$1,000
University of California-San Diego $11,220$1,516 $35,928$1,516
Duke University $47,650$1,260 $47,650$1,260
University of California-Los Angeles $11,220$1,611 $35,928$1,611

Tuition and Fees - Graduate

Next table summarizes graduate tuition and fees charged to students who holds a bachelor's or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
Table. Best Political Science - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Harvard University $42,874$1,000 $42,874$1,000
Princeton University $45,350$1,050 $45,350$1,050
Stanford University $46,320$1,425 $46,320$1,425
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $20,966$1,048 $42,016$1,048
Yale University $38,700$3,525 $38,700$3,525
University of California-Berkeley $13,431$1,241 $28,533$1,241
Columbia University in the City of New York $44,176$1,200 $44,176$1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,272$1,000 $49,272$1,000
University of California-San Diego $13,021$1,516 $28,123$1,516
Duke University $48,656$1,260 $48,656$1,260
University of California-Los Angeles $12,629$1,611 $27,731$1,611

Living Cost

Next table shows the living costs including room & board charge and other expenses. Room charge is for an academic year for rooming accommodations for a typical student sharing a room with one other student and board charge is for meals, for a specified number of meals per week. Other expenses include the money (estimated by the financial aid office) needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, entertainment, and furnishings.
Table. Best Political Science - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
Harvard University $15,381$2,741 -- -
Princeton University $14,160$2,500 -- -
Stanford University $14,107$2,625 -- -
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $10,554$2,354 $10,554$2,354 $2,354
Yale University $14,600$720 -- -
University of California-Berkeley $15,847$4,736 $10,126$5,087 $5,087
Columbia University in the City of New York $12,860$2,024 $16,830$4,815 $4,815
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $13,730$1,816 -- -
University of California-San Diego $12,071$4,349 $9,746$5,445 $5,445
Duke University $14,032$2,206 -- -
University of California-Los Angeles $14,832$4,185 $10,238$4,880 $4,880

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