What are the academics like at your school?
Our political science department is very legit. It has a great program, very diverse classes and also great opportunities to work abroad. We have had adminsitrators work for the CIA, Ambassodors in South Africa, Politicians, etc. The professors are grat and you will always find a great conversation to be had. You can always walk into a random professors office and just start chatting about the political system, life, and/or just classes.
It's a pretty homy feel and we all get along quite well. I've bumped into professors outside of class and it's all good.