GW rose four spots to No. 66 this year on the U.S. News and World Report ranking of the best universities in the nation.
The University’s improved position follows two consecutive years of sharp falls in the annual rankings, placing GW in its best ranked position since 2018. GW dropped seven spots in both the 2019 and 2020 rankings.
GW was ranked No. 63 in 2018 and had hovered in the 50s for several years prior. The University was listed at No. 51 in 2012 but was later bumped to “unranked” when officials admitted to inflating their admissions statistics for years.
The University ranked last out of all of its 12 peer institutions. Georgetown University rose one spot to No. 23 while the University of Southern California dropped two spots to tie for No. 24.
Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh tied for No. 58 with the University of Washington and the University of Maryland, College Park.