GW currently has 78 undergraduate alumni serving overseas. Since 1961 — the Peace Corps’ inception — 1,094 George Washington alumni have served in the Peace Corps.
“It is terrific that GW is once again the top-ranking medium-sized university for Peace Corps volunteers,” said Amy Cohen, executive director of the George Washington University’s Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. “Our students are deeply committed to service and to working with others to make a positive impact on the world.”
The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing schools annually according to the size of the student body. Small schools have less than 5,000 undergraduates, medium-sized schools have between 5,001 and 15,000 undergraduates and large schools have more than 15,000 undergraduates. The rankings are calculated based on fiscal year 2011 data as of Sept. 30, 2011, as self-reported by Peace Corps volunteers.
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