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Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 6:02 p.m.

GW loses “Most Politically Active Students” crown

GW slipped behind its Beltway rivals for the title of “Most Politically Active Students” in the annual Princeton Review ranking released Monday, but remained near the top of the list.

College Republicans watch the 2008 election results roll in. GW students are still considered some of the most politically active students in the country, but lost the No. 1 spot in the Princeton Review rankings. Hatchet File Photo

In the glow of the election season, the admission consulting company called GW the No. 3 most politically active school in the country – a step back in the University’s volatile history atop the rankings. AU earned the No. 1 nod, and Georgetown was dubbed the runner-up.

The University was first in the country on the same list last year and in 2009, generating buzz from administrators and admissions representatives who point to the politically savvy student body as a selling point for GW.

Princeton Review also ranked GW third in its “College City Gets High Marks” category, trailing Georgetown by two spots. GW also placed No. 13 for “Best College Dorms” jumping up two ranks from last year.

The 62 separate rankings were compiled based on 122,000 student surveys. The latest edition of the book will go on sale Tuesday.

  • C

    GW should be fucking last on that list. I have yet to see the vast majority of these students doing anything politically active.

    Interning at the Capitol isn’t political activism. Paying College Dem/Repub dues isn’t political activism. Going to hear some hack pundit speak while being interviewed by some hack pundit/professor (I’m looking at you, Sesno) isn’t political activism. You aren’t being active by doing any of those things, and if you’re being political, it’s the most boring, one-dimensional politics imaginable.

  • Sam

    well,”C,” if those things aren’t “activism” what qualifies under your definition? I think that working for a political official or a political organization is about as active/efficacious as a college student can be.

  • E

    Where is Howard University????

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