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  1. #3 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1204 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My favorite part of UChicago is definitely its academics -- students are constantly encouraged to debate, rethink, and most importantly, listen. I was able to take a graduate student course as a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

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  3. #4 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3837 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

    Read 3837 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

  4. #6 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1281 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Columbia University was a fantastic experience for me. My professors were all very interesting. Some were a bit quirky, but that was ok. They always challenged me to be open to....

    Read 1281 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $22,126,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

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  6. #9 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1033 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love Brown. I transferred here, and quickly met some of the most amazing, passionate, and genuine people I could imagine. The student body is so friendly and hard-working. Still, the best part of....

    Read 1033 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $27,659,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

  7. #10 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1079 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At first, I was a bit disappointed that I ended up at Rice University. I was aiming for the Ivy Leagues and ended up at a college that I hadn't even heard of before the university application....

    Read 1079 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  8. #11 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1299 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. I primarily chose to attend Vandy for its academic prowess, and it definitely lived up to that....

    Read 1299 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  9. #12 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    639 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard...The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and...The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must...I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school!.

    Read 639 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

  10. #13 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    411 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Aside from all of the aspects Pomona promotes as the reasons in favor of attending, I have to say that the relationships I forged with faculty, staff, and my fellow majors (Public Policy Analysis)....

    Read 411 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

  11. #15 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    452 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Barnard over 25 years ago. To this day, I am empowered and inspired by the education I received from Barnard and the friendships I made. The classes were excellent, my classmates....

    Read 452 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,572,

    SAT Range: 1350-1520,

  12. #17 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4411 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor offers many amazing things for college students. First, the campus is naturally beautiful with many events and organizations taking place the first few weeks....

    Read 4411 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  13. #18 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1499 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says As a parent of a sophmore in Visual Arts and Writing programs, I feel so grateful she got in. First of all she got a full ride, they removed a massive strain off of our family and did it completely....

    Read 1499 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

  14. #20 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    University of Virginia

    4 Year,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    2286 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I really enjoyed my experience at UVA. Not only did I make more lifelong friends, I branched out and took the first few steps towards becoming an adult. I got a job, and for the first time in the....

    Read 2286 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $19,043,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  15. #21 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    4 Year,

    CHAPEL HILL, NC,

    2495 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says UNC Chapel-Hill is definitely challenging academically, but overall an excellent institution! Despite lots of challenges with the COVID-19 year (part of my sophomore spring and entire junior year), I....

    Read 2495 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $10,038,

    SAT Range: 1280-1490,

  16. #23 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4194 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UC Berkeley has a variety of student experiences academic opportunities. In terms of common/popular majors, seeing from my first year, many students study Computer Science/EECS, Data Science,...However, one of the biggest disadvantages of the Berkeley/Bay Area area is the high cost of living. In addition, UC Berkeley only guarantees dorm housing for first-years, so figuring out arrangements...Overall, the key to success at UC Berkeley is awareness. Be grounded in your goals and taking the initiative to reach them!.

    Read 4194 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $19,329,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

  17. #24 Best Colleges for Public Policy in America.

    Hamilton College

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    4 Year,

    CLINTON, NY,

    470 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Hamilton College has been nothing short of life-changing. I've enjoyed every second of my time here and, as someone who has always sought a sense of belonging, truly feel like this is MY place. There....

    Read 470 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $23,936,

    SAT Range: 1380-1510,

Quick References

RankSchool NameLocation
1Duke UniversityDurham, NC
2Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
3University of ChicagoChicago, IL
4University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
5Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
6Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
7Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
8University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
9Brown UniversityProvidence, RI
10Rice UniversityHouston, TX
11Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN
12Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
13Pomona CollegeClaremont, CA
14Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY
15Barnard CollegeNew York, NY
16New York UniversityNew York, NY
17University of Michigan - Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI
18Washington University in St. LouisSaint Louis, MO
19Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
20University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA
21University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC
22Boston UniversityBoston, MA
23University of California - BerkeleyBerkeley, CA
24Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY
25Metropolitan College of New YorkNew York, NY