GW named most politically active university in the country

GW students were named the “most politically active students” in the country, according to The Princeton Review’s annual survey of colleges and universities, reclaiming the title from American University, another D.C. school.

In addition to being voted the most politically active student body, GW moved up a spot from last year’s rankings to place second in the “great college towns” category, behind Columbia University, located in New York City. The University also placed eighth in the “dorms like palaces” category, falling two spots from last year’s rankings.

While GW climbed the ranks in two categories, the University did not make the list this year in the quality of life category of “happiest students.” Last year, GW ranked 20th. 

Despite vamping up sustainability efforts, GW was not one of the 15 colleges to make the “Green Honor Roll.” The University garnered 60 out of a possible 99 points in the survey’s “green” rankings. 

In order to calculate the rankings, The Princeton Review surveyed more than 122,000 students from 371 colleges and universities across the country, the company said in a press release.

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