GW misses list of most politically active campuses in nation for second straight year

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Sophomore Sarah Tranquilli, center, skipped class in February to protest pro-life demonstrators in Kogan Plaza. Students have participated in other protests on and off campus over the past year.

GW was again not named one of the most politically active campuses in the nation by The Princeton Review.

Before falling off the list of “Most Politically Active Students” last year, GW consistently made the ranking for 11 years. The University held the title as the most politically active school in the country for four consecutive years and sunk to No. 10 in 2017.

Pitzer College climbed to the top of the ranking after clocking in at No. 2 last year. American University, which topped the list last year, dropped to No. 5. Peer schools Syracuse and Tulane universities were ranked No. 11 and No. 14, respectively.

The ranking is determined by students characterizing their “level of political awareness” on a five-point scale from “very low” to “very high,” according to The Princeton Review.

Students participated in several protests around the District in the past year, including a demonstration objecting then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s environmental policy, protests opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and a rally protesting working conditions for employees.

GW did not earn a spot in the other 61 categories compiled by The Princeton Review.

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