Politicians and Pundits Page 1

Top 10 schools where students follow the beltway as closely as their studies

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

American University

American University

American University students will proudly tell you that their campus is one of the most politically aware in the nation. With the White House just a short train ride away, it’s easy to understand why. “American is the best of both worlds. You get the opportunities of the nation’s capital along with the close-knit community of a small campus.” Another says “the location of American makes many opportunities available to students. I am a freshman and I already have an internship with a congressman! And political speakers drop by AU all the time.” While most students lean to the left, the College Republicans have a major presence here as well, and it is uncommon for any party to be ostracized. This is most readily evidenced by the students of all stripes who regularly call up and voice their opinions on WAMU, one of the top 5 NPR stations in the US. Overall, American University students take full advantage of their school’s prime location, and are constantly immersed in the political life of DC.


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