Despite dwindling numbers, GU alumni still among top Peace Corp volunteers

Georgetown University currently has 30 undergraduate alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers, a number which puts its volunteer levels at eighth in the nation among comparatively sized schools in 2010 (PDF). However, that number is down over 14 percent from last year, and down over 54 percent since 2004, according to a press release that came out on Thursday.

Georgetown has seen its ranking consistently fall from second best in the country in 2004 and 2005 to its current spot, tied with the University of Chicago at eighth best among medium-sized schools. Neighboring D.C. universities also fared well in mid-sized university rankings, with The George Washington University and American University taking first and second places respectively in the category.

Full rankings for 2004-2010 (PDF).

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