GWU, American U. stand out in producing Peace Corps volunteers

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Thursday, February 4, 2010; 12:41 PM

By Al Kamen The Peace Corps announced Thursday its annual rankings of the colleges and universities that produce the most of its volunteers, and for the second year in a row, George Washington University came in first in the "medium school" category -- with 5,000 to 15,000 undergrads -- for having 53 undergraduate alumni now serving. GWU barely edged out American University (51 volunteers) for top honors. They were followed by Cornell (46), Miami University (43) and William Mary (40). Georgetown tied for eighth with 30 volunteers. The University of Washington ranked first among all schools, with 101 undergrad alums now serving as volunteers. They were followed by the University of Colorado at Boulder (95), the University of California, Berkeley (89), Michigan State (86), and the University of Florida (79). St. Olaf College led the small-school (with fewer than 5,000 students) group with 26 volunteers, followed by University of


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