Texas A&M in College Station Ranked Among Most Politically Active Colleges
The Texas A&M University in College Station has been ranked among the Top 20 Most Politically Active Colleges in the country.
The college placed 7th in the ranking by The Princeton Review, the Framingham, Mass.-based standardized test preparation and admissions consulting company.
The “untold spirit at Texas A&M” lies in its tradition, which is “the underlying pulse of Aggieland,” the Review said citing student responses. “This large research school has ‘deep-rooted values’ and ‘runs as a tight-knit family despite the numerous population,’” it added.
The nation’s three most politically active colleges are, unsurprisingly, located in the national capital. American, Georgetown and George Washington universities took the top three spots in that order.
The Princeton Review said the rankings were derived from student responses to the question: "How popular are political/activist groups on your campus?" It also published rankings on colleges with the most conservative students and most liberal students.
The following colleges figured in the list of 20 Most Politically Active colleges:
#1. American University, Washington, D.C.
#2. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
#3. George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
#4. Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
#5. New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fla.
#7. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
#8. Warren Wilson College, Asheville, N.C.
#9. United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
#10. University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
#14. New York University, New York
#16. Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.
#17. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.