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Aug 13, 2015 10:26 PM EDT

George Washington University Has The Most Politically Active Student Body


George Washington University was named the college with the most politically active student body by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review recently ranked colleges based on reviews from 136,000 students at 380 top colleges. Students were asked to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences. The rankings revealed last week that George Washington University, located in the U.S. Capital, has the most politically active student body in the nation.  

The private university is located just four blocks away from the White House, down the street from the State Department, and near nearly all world headquarters, this means "connections and opportunity" for undergraduates.

George Washington University also ranked highly in five other categories including "Best College Dorms" and "College City Gets High Marks."

"Our 62 ranking lists provide students with a way to see the types of colleges that could help them achieve their future goals and dreams," Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president-publisher, said in a statement. "Every college in our book has outstanding academics. While our purpose is not to crown one college academically 'best' overall or to rank the schools 1 to 380 on any single topic, our lists provide direct student feedback on the schools' campus culture, program offerings and cost. Our goal is to help applicants choose and get into their dream college -- the college best for them."

Top 10 Colleges With The Most Politically Active Students

1.    George Washington University (Washington, DC)

2.    Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)

3.    United States Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.)

4.    New College of Florida (Sarasota, Fla.)

5.    Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)

6.    United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Md.)

7.    Macalester College (St. Paul, Minn.)

8.    Hampden-Sydney College (Hampden-Sydney, Va.)

9.    Prescott College (Prescott, Ariz.)

10. Bennington College (Bennington, Vt.)

View the complete Top 20 list here.

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