Inside the Ivory Tower

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"Inside the Ivory Tower" is a ranking of the top university graduate and undergraduate programs in international relations. The ranking is produced by the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project at the College of William & Mary and is published periodically by the magazine Foreign Policy. The TRIP project attempts to interview "international relations faculty from every four-year college and university in the United States, as identified by U.S. News & World Report," although the methodology has changed over the years.[1][2][3] The survey design and compilation of results are done by the College of William & Mary's Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations.[4]

The survey began in 2005 as a survey of International Relations Scholars in the United States. One of the questions asked respondents to rank International Relations graduate schools in the U.S. The survey has since been expanded to include undergraduate programs.[5] The survey began including universities outside of the U.S. in 2009.[1] The next iteration of the survey will be conducted in late summer of 2014.[citation needed]

2012 rankings[edit]

Undergraduate programs
Rank School Percent
1 Harvard University 58
2 Princeton University (Wilson) 53
3 Stanford University 39
4 Columbia University 34
5 Georgetown University (Walsh SFS) 33
6 Yale University (Jackson) 28
7 University of Chicago 21
8 Dartmouth College 15
9 George Washington University (Elliott School) 13
10 American University (SIS) 11
11 University of California, Berkeley 10
12 Cornell University 9
13 University of Michigan (Ford) 8
14 Swarthmore College 7
15 Williams College 7
16 Johns Hopkins University 7
17 Tufts University 7
18 Duke University (Sanford) 6
19 Brown University (Watson) 6
20 University of California, San Diego (IR/PS) 5
Master's programs
Rank School Percent
1 Georgetown University (Walsh SFS) 69
2 Johns Hopkins University (Nitze SAIS) 60
3 Harvard University (HKS) 57
4 Princeton University (WWS) 44
5 Tufts University (Fletcher) 41
6 Columbia University (SIPA) 40
7 George Washington University (Elliott School) 38
8 American University (SIS) 20
9 London School of Economics 12
10 University of Chicago (CIR) 8
11 University of Denver (Korbel) 7
12 Stanford University (Dorsey) 6
13 Yale University (Jackson) 6
14 Syracuse University (Maxwell) 5
15 University of California, San Diego (IR/PS) 4
16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4
16 Oxford University 4
18 University of California, Berkeley (Goldman) 3
19 New York University (PoliSci Dept) 2
19 University of Michigan (Ford) 2
Ph.D. programs
Rank School Percent
1 Harvard University (Govt Dept) 70
2 Princeton University (Wilson) 62
3 Stanford University (PoliSci Dept) 54
4 Columbia University (PoliSci Dept) 44
5 Yale University (PoliSci Dept) 27
6 University of Chicago 27
7 University of California, San Diego (IR/PS) 21
8 University of California, Berkeley (PoliSci Dept) 19
9 University of Michigan (PoliSci Dept) 18
9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 18
11 Cornell University 11
12 Oxford University 10
13 London School of Economics 9
14 Georgetown University 7
15 George Washington University 7
16 Johns Hopkins University 7
17 University of Cambridge 7
18 Ohio State University 6
19 University of Rochester 5
20 New York University (PoliSci Dept) 4

2009 rankings[edit]

Methodology note for 2009 rankings: Undergraduate programs were ranked by individual country in this particular survey.[6] For full undergraduate listings, see the original survey.

Ph.D. programs
Rank School Percent
1 Harvard University 59
2 Princeton University 42
3 Stanford University 34
4 Columbia University 31
5 Yale University 20
6 London School of Economics 19
7 University of Chicago 18
8 University of Carlifonia-Berkeley 14
8 Oxford University 14
10 University of Michigan 11
11 University of California, San Diego 10
12 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10
13 Cornell University 9
14 University of Wales, Aberystwyth 7
15 Cambridge University 7
16 Johns Hopkins University 6
17 Georgetown University 5
18 New York University 3
19 University of California, Los Angeles 3
20 University of Minnesota 3
21 Ohio State University 3
22 University of Rochester 3
23 Duke University 3
24 Tufts University 3
25 Australian National University 3
Master's programs
Rank School Percent
1 Georgetown University (SFS) 48
2 Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) 44
3 Harvard University (HKS) 43
4 Tufts University (Fletcher) 29
4 Columbia University (SIPA) 29
6 Princeton University (WWS) 25
7 London School of Economics 22
8 George Washington University (Elliott) 16
9 American University (SIS) 9
10 Oxford University 9
11 University of Chicago (CIR) 5
12 Yale University (Jackson) 4
13 Syracuse University (Maxwell) 4
14 Carleton University (Paterson) 4
15 Stanford University 4
16 Cambridge University 4
17 King's College London 3
18 University of California, San Diego 2
19 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
19 University of Wales, Aberystwyth 2
21 University of Denver (Korbel) 2
22 University of California, Berkeley 1
23 New York University 1
24 University of Pittsburgh (GSPIA) 1
24 University of Kentucky 1

2007 rankings[edit]

Methodology note for 2007 rankings: Only schools based in the United States were ranked in this particular survey.[3]

Ph.D. programs
Rank School Percent
1 Harvard University 65
2 Princeton University 52
3 Columbia University 45
4 Stanford University 45
5 University of Chicago 30
6 Yale University 26
7 University of California, Berkeley 25
8 University of Michigan 22
9 University of California, San Diego 20
10 Cornell University 12
11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 11
12 Johns Hopkins University 10
13 Georgetown University 8
14 Duke University 8
15 Ohio State University 8
16 New York University 7
17 University of Minnesota 5
17 University of California, Los Angeles 5
19 Tufts University 4
20 University of Rochester 4
Master's programs
Rank School Percent
1 Georgetown University 65
2 Johns Hopkins University 64
3 Harvard University 46
4 Tufts University 42
5 Columbia University 39
6 Princeton University 38
7 George Washington University 28
8 American University 19
9 University of Denver 9
10 Syracuse University 7
11 University of California, San Diego 5
12 University of Chicago 4
12 Yale University 4
14 Stanford University 4
15 University of Pittsburgh 3
16 University of California, Berkeley 2
16 University of Maryland 2
18 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
18 Monterey Institute of International Studies 2
20 University of Southern California 2
Undergraduate programs
Rank School Percent
1 Harvard University 48
2 Princeton University 46
3 Stanford University 30
4 Georgetown University 28
5 Columbia University 28
6 Yale University 23
7 University of Chicago 21
8 University of California, Berkeley 12
9 Dartmouth College 11
10 George Washington University 10
11 American University 10
12 University of Michigan 9
13 Tufts University 8
14 Swarthmore College 8
14 University of California, San Diego 8
16 Cornell University 6
17 Brown University 6
18 Williams College 5
19 Duke University 5
19 Johns Hopkins University 5

2005 rankings[edit]

Methodology note for 2005 rankings: Only the graduate programs of schools based in the United States were ranked in this particular survey.[7]

Ph.D. programs
Rank School Percent
1 Harvard University 75
2 Columbia University 48
3 Stanford University 47
4 Princeton University 43
5 University of Chicago 36
6 Yale University 29
7 University of Michigan 28
8 University of California, Berkeley 27
9 University of California, San Diego 16
10 Cornell University 12
11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 11
12 Duke University 10
13 Johns Hopkins University 9
14 Georgetown University 8
15 Ohio State University 7
16 University of Minnesota 7
17 University of California, Los Angeles 6
18 New York University 6
19 University of Rochester 4
20 Tufts University 3
Master's programs
Rank School Percent
1 Johns Hopkins University 65
2 Georgetown University 62
3 Harvard University 47
4 Tufts University 45
5 Columbia University 45
6 Princeton University 39
7 George Washington University 26
8 American University 16
9 Syracuse University 7
10 University of California, San Diego 5
10 University of Denver 5
12 Yale University 5
13 University of Chicago 4
14 University of Pittsburgh 4
15 University of Maryland 3
16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2
16 Stanford University 2
18 University of Kentucky 2
19 New York University 2
19 University of Southern California 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Daniel Maliniak, Amy Oakes, Susan Peterson, and Michael J. Tierney (March–April 2009). "Inside the Ivory Tower". Foreign Policy. The Slate Group. Retrieved October 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ Avey et al (Jan–Feb 2012). "Ivory Tower". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Inside the Ivory Tower". Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy magazine and the College of William & Mary. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "TRIP Around the World: Teaching, Research, and Policy Views of International Relations Faculty in 20 Countries". Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. College of William & Mary. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "All Publications". Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. College of William & Mary. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "One Discipline or Many? TRIP Survey of International Relations Faculty in Ten Countries". Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project - The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. College of William & Mary. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  7. ^ 2005 "Inside the Ivory Tower (2005)". Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy magazine and the College of William & Mary. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 

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