3 years ago
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Very liberal economics programs?

My Marxist/democratic socialist/would-be Bernie Sanders voter wants to study economics and political science in a program that agrees with his world view. Any suggestions? Here are some that came up so far (not necessarily all a good fit for other reasons)

U Mass Amherst

U Mass Boston


Michigan State

University of Missouri-Kansas City

New School

SUNY Buffalo

Thanks for your thoughts!


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3 years ago

Hi there @rr_rr,

The typical American college skews liberal and has plenty of resources for young liberal students both inside and outside of the classroom. If you're looking for more colleges for your list, you should consider the following factors.

The region the university is can heavily determine the environment and influence the academics at the school you choose. Certain college towns are known for being very liberal, even if they are not in a left-skewing state. Researching the town in addition to university politics can help you craft a well-rounded view of the community you are intending to join.

At the school itself, universities' student-run newspapers will often come out with polls or political surveys of the student body. You can read these and find out where most of your peers stand on candidates and issues to see if it aligns with what you're looking for.

As for your specific major, you can research the department and find professors, and then look into their publications to see where they stand on certain topics and issues. You can also reach out to current students or look into reviews of courses online to get a better idea of what your life as a student would look like.

Hope this helps!

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