GW reclaims top ranking for producing Peace Corps volunteers

GW is back atop the rankings as the top medium-sized university in the nation for producing Peace Corps volunteers.

Fifty GW alumni are currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, according to a release from the organization. This is the third consecutive year that GW was ranked in the top five in its category.

The University also took home the top spot in 2016, but fell two spots last year after American University and Western Washington University rose up the rankings.

“Peace Corps service is a profound expression of the idealism and civic engagement that colleges and universities across the country inspire in their alumni,” Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley said in the release.

GW also ranked No. 4 in the graduate category with 14 students serving this year, beating schools like Columbia University and the University of Denver, according to the release. The D.C. area is also ranked No. 2 in total volunteers with 403 areas residents serving in the Peace Corps.

More than 1,200 GW students have served in the Peace Corps since its founding in 1961.

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