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GW ranks fourth in most militarized university list

GW landed at No. 4 on a list of the top 100 most militarized universities in the country, Vice News reported Thursday.

The ranking was based on the number of former students from each university who work in the intelligence community and have the closest ties with national security in terms of training and education in the field. The University of Maryland at College Park, American Military University and the University of Phoenix snagged the top three spots before GW.

GW ranks No. 4 in the number of students who have a “top secret” clearance and comes out 54th on the list for the university with the most national security funding.

Vice also noted GW’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and the University’s consistently high rankings for criminology programs.

The University’s affiliations with the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Reserve Officer Training Corps program were also listed as the factors leading to GW’s top-five ranking. Other factors considered in making the list were GW’s national security programs like GW’s intelligence and homeland security studies.

The University receives more than $7.3 million in the U.S. Department of Defense research and development funding, according to Vice. The publication also stated that 6 percent of students receive tuition assistance under the federal GI Bill.

George Mason University comes out No. 5 on the list and Georgetown University is No. 10.

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