GW dropped to 10th on the list of “Most Politically Active Students,” falling below American University, which rose to No. 4. Columbia University snatched the top spot on the list.
Last year, GW was the only D.C.-area university to be ranked above 15th.
The rankings were based on students’ response to the survey question: “My level of political awareness is: Very high, high, average, low or very low,” according to The Princeton Review.
The label “most politically active campus” became a celebrated title at GW, often touted by adminstrators and inspired the name of the popular student-launched Facebook memes group.
The drop in rankings comes even as students have remained invested in the major political developments of the past year. President Donald Trump’s victory in last year’s presidential election led to protests and vigils on campus.
GW didn’t rank in any of the other categories in Princeton Review’s rankings.