The Department of Political Science extends offers of admission to approximately thirty applicants each year; twelve to fifteen students matriculate each year. Most successful applicants receive a University fellowship. The department uses criteria such as academic record and scholarly promise for making offers of admission, but need or United States citizenship are not factors. Currently the fellowship offers are tuition plus $30,400 annually in stipend and teaching salary. The fellowship also includes University student health insurance and four summer grants in the amount of $4,000 each. In the third through fifth year of these fellowships, a portion of the stipend award comprises teaching service for the College.