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Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 1:44 p.m.

Princeton Review names GW most politically active university

Student support of politically active groups like the College Republicans and College Democrats may have helped to earn GW its high rank in the Princeton Review. File Photo

GW topped the annual Princeton Review ranking list for “most politically active students” in the country this year, earning back the No. 1 title after lagging to fourth place in 2010.

The group released its rankings Monday, also placing GW at No. 4 in the nation under the category “great college towns” and No. 10 for “easiest campus to get around.” The University slumped to the No. 15 slot for “dorms like palaces” — a category GW also saw a downfall in last year, when it dropped from eighth to tenth place.

In 2010, neighboring American University inched higher in the rankings for its politically-charged student body, clinching the No. 1 spot, and GW slipped to the No. 4 slot after topping the list in 2009.

American trailed to No. 5 this year while Georgetown University locked down the No. 2 spot for its young politicos.

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