The 15 best colleges for potential political science majors

The 15 best colleges for potential political science majors

August 17, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Anyone with access to a TV monitor or an internet connection is probably aware there’s a presidential election upon us, and there’s no shortage of candidates vying to win While the national debates and politics writ large have become pop culture for some, for others, they serve as an inspiration towards potential college paths According to data from The Princeton Review, political science is the third most popular major among all college students — and that number is only expected to rise A survey released last month by Barnes and Noble College Insight found that Gen Z college students (anyone born after 1995) are more politically engaged than older generations According to the research, which surveyed 1,500 people from colleges across the country, 95% of those students who were registered said they planned on voting More research still has shown that the wave of students preparing to enter college are more invested in social justice issues than their Millennial predecessors It’s not just current college students who are shouting out their political voices, either Prominent teenage activists, like the Parkland High School shooting survivors, have put young political voices onto the mainstream With all this momentum, politically engaged students might be inclined to follow their passion in college Completing a four-year degree in politics can potentially set graduates up for a career as a government agent, an analyst, a lawyer, a journalist, or, yes, even as a politician Regardless of your eventual career path, obtaining a degree from one of these top 15 schools will certainly help you get ahead Here are the top 15 schools for politics — as ranked by Niche,— and some of their most famous graduates