The Princeton Review has ranked AU as having the “Most Politically Active Students” in the country.
The title, which the University lost last year to George Washington University, is a major selling point for the school. AU was ranked fifth in this category last year.
Other Beltway schools also did well in the rankings, with Georgetown coming in second and GWU coming in third.
“I was happy to hear that we were number one, again,” said Student Government President Emily Yu.
The political events that were put on last year may have been a factor in the new ranking, she said. Yu also felt that the upcoming election year will also help the school maintain the rating.
The rating is compiled from a survey that polled 122,000 students, according to the Princeton Review’s website.
AU was also placed on the Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll,” which acknowledged the University’s recent sustainability efforts.
Staff Writer Samantha Hogan contributed to this report.