GW relinquishes ‘most politically active’ title in annual Princeton Review rankings

GW is no longer the most politically active university in the country – at least according to the Princeton Review.

The company released their annual college rankings Monday, and GW is now  fourth on the list of most politically active student bodies in the country, after taking the No. 1 spot last year.

Cross-town American University now holds the title.

Student Association President Jason Lifton contested the rankings.

“GW has been, and always will be known for how involved politically our campus is,” Lifton said. “From internships on the Hill to every federal department imaginable, our student body is by far the most politically active. Princeton Review can say what they want, but we at GW will always know that no other school can hold a candle to our involvement and political activity.”

The University also dropped from eighth to tenth in the “dorms like palaces” category, and dropped to No. 5 in the “best college towns” category, behind four colleges located in New York City, including Columbia University and New York University. American University and Georgetown both fall in ninth and tenth place respectively in that category.

In other ranking news, GW will learn in two weeks whether or not it broke the coveted top 50 in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings list. The University has hovered around 50th place for a few years now, and was ranked 53rd in the publication’s rankings last year.

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