GW makes list of most desirable, diverse colleges

GW made two of Newsweek magazine’s lists of the top colleges in the country Wednesday, taking the No. 14 spot on the list of both the most desirable large colleges in the country, and the most diverse colleges in the country.

“Newsweek. ranks GW the 14th most diverse school in the nation, with a student body that is ten percent Asian, seven percent African-American, seven percent Hispanic and five percent from outside the United States. Fifty-six percent of George Washington students are women,” according to Newsweek’s website.

The University of Pennsylvania took the No. 1 spot on the most diverse colleges list, and Harvard University ranks No. 1 on the most desirable large college list.

Three other D.C. colleges made at least one of the Newsweek ranking lists.

The University of Maryland took the No. 15 spot behind GW on the most desirable large colleges list. American University was named the No. 6 gay-friendly school in the country. Georgetown University took the No. 24 spot on the gay-friendly list, despite multiple instances of bias-related crimes against gay and lesbian students reported at the school last year. Georgetown was also named the No. 23 most diverse school in the country.

Newsweek used “dozens of sources to compile these rankings including information from the National Center for Education Statistics, The Washington Monthly, and College Prowler,” according to Newsweek’s website.

-Emily Cahn

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