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US Colleges With the Most Political Diversity

With the different types of views in the world, people's cultures, races, and life experiences all help shape different political views. Take a look at the top three politically active schools!

Even if you don’t pay a lot of attention to politics today, it’s always great to stay tuned in to hear people’s beliefs and ideas; after all, politics and government help shape current events as well as other important factors in the world today. Many college students do put a lot of focus on their political views. Numerous colleges have clubs and organizations for students with strictly Democratic, Republican, or Conservative views.

Whether students want to join clubs that support their political views, or just want to be at a campus where politics is more prevalent than at other schools, I’ve researched institutions with a very politically active student body! Students who are politically involved are able to exchange their beliefs and educate others about their opinions. With the different types of views in the world, people’s cultures, races, and life experiences all help shape different political views. Take a look at the top three politically active schools:

The George Washington University: Washington, DC

The George Washington University, also known as GW, is located in the political heart of the United States. Only blocks away from the White House and minutes from major departments, the students can be completely immersed in a government environment. With its Elliott School of International Affairs and Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, students can put their various political ideologies into their careers. Even if students are not hoping to be the next US president, they are still able to learn a lot from being in DC and with students who tend to be very involved in politics.

Georgetown University: Washington, DC

Georgetown University is another nationally ranked school. With a student body of less than 8,000 students, some of the most popular majors at Georgetown are international relations and affairs, and political science and government. Because Georgetown is also located in DC, students can be surrounded by politics all the time! Georgetown even has the oldest school of international affairs in the United States: the Walsh School of Foreign Service. And, like GW and any other schools, students do not have to major in politics, government, international affairs, or anything like that to be around politics. Because many students do major in that subject, however, they can learn about other political ideas, beliefs, opinions, and so on.

New College of Florida: Sarasota, Florida

Diverting away from the DC scene, a small school known as New College of Florida is one of the most politically active schools in the country. One of the most popular majors at the school is political science and government. The student body, as well as the professors, is known for encouraging an academic and political environment. Students are required to write a senior thesis to graduate as part of their graduation requirements.

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About Maria Martinolich

Maria Martinolich

Maria Martinolich is a student in the College of Communication at Boston University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in History. She's heavily involved with BU’s TV station (BUTV10), radio station (WTBU), and Greek life and was also a Fox News intern. Maria is originally from Long Island, New York, and although she’s a Yankee fan, she loves being in Boston! She hopes to be a news anchor or the next Bob Costas and cover the Olympics someday.

Being of Greek, Croatian, and Polish descent, Maria has a lot of diversity in herself and loves learning about new cultures, organizations, ethnicities, causes, and people. Because she grew up appreciating all kinds of diversity—and also attends such a diverse university—she's extremely excited about writing for the College Diversity section of CollegeXpress!

 

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