Quick facts & figures

Here are just a few highlights of our department:

A graph of undergraduate majors in the Political Science department, from 2010 to 2013.
A graph of doctoral students in the Political Science department, from 2010 to 2013.
  • Ranked 6th among American public universities by US News and World Report, 2012 and the QS Ratings, The Guardian, 2011
  • Award-winning research by faculty and students
  • Award-winning teaching: Average student rating of instructors is 4.5 on 5-point scale
  • Successful Washington, D.C. summer internship program and 4 academic-year internship class opportunities for undergraduates
  • 17,000 alumni worldwide

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