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GW maintains most politically active campus title for fourth year

Updated: Aug. 31, 2016 at 2:24 p.m.

This post was written by Assistant News Editors Sera Royal and Robin Eberhardt.

GW was named the most politically active campus in the nation for the fourth year in a row by The Princeton Review.

The only other D.C.-area university on the list of 20 colleges or universities with politically savvy students was Catholic University at No. 15. Vassar College held onto its spot in the top three, and Macalester College came in second place in the category.

This year GW students made their marks on politics: Three students were arrested during a weeklong “Democracy Spring” protest, and a casting director for a political reality show recruited GW undergraduate students and recent graduates for spots on the new show.

The Princeton Review ranked GW No. 7 for “College City Gets High Marks.” The University fell from last year’s second-place finish. Peer institution New York Universities beat out GW for the No. 4 spot. No other D.C. universities made the list.

GW fell off the list in two other categories: The University was not ranked on the lists of best dorms or most popular study abroad programs after being ranked No. 11 and No. 17, respectively, last year.

Earlier this year the Princeton Review named GW the No. 1 school for internships for the second year in a row.

All lists are based on student surveys, according to the site’s methodology explanation.

This post was updated to reflect the following correction:
The Hatchet incorrectly reported that Boston University beat GW in “College City Gets High Marks.” GW was actually ranked above BU. We regret this error.

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