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International Profile


The George Washington University has been in the heart of the U.S. capital for close to 200 years, transforming ideas into action. As the world changes, GW evolves to address social, economic, technological, and political issues, linking students with unparalleled resources found exclusively in the nation’s most influential city.

Founded in 1821 by an Act of Congress, the George Washington University (GW) offers more than 70 majors and over 2,000 courses across seven undergraduate schools. 

We go beyond the typical university experience with an education that is deeply connected to our location in the center of Washington, DC. Our nearly 10,000 undergraduates actively engage the city and the world through hands-on learning experiences, where they study alongside faculty experts, policy leaders, and extraordinary individuals in every discipline to shape global progress and define the issues that will shape the present and future.

Location
GW maintains two fully integrated campuses in Washington, DC, with residence halls and classrooms located on both and free shuttle service provided. Through these two different learning environments, students have the ability to create a college experience that is uniquely their own.

Our Foggy Bottom campus is blocks from the major landmarks that make Washington one of the most recognizable cities in the world. Our students can study on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, jog to the Washington Monument, or take a stroll to the White House and Kennedy Center.

Our Mount Vernon campus, just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown, offers a residential liberal arts campus experience while still providing all the opportunities of DC. Our Women’s Leadership Program and GW athletic fields are located on this campus.

Knowledge in action
What distinguishes a GW education is the way we consistently put knowledge into action through research, internship, and service opportunities for students in all academic areas.

Our students have access to innovative facilities and faculty to support their research in all subjects. Students and faculty have worked together on topics such as food waste in DC public schools, cholesterol transport in HIV and Tangier disease, and how personality affects purchasing.

As the top-ranked school for internships, we excel at helping students land internships in the nation’s capital and beyond. GW students gain invaluable professional experience and often even security clearance during internships at the White House, US Department of State, Folger Shakespeare Library, and NPR, just to name a few.

In addition, we encourage students to give back on the local, national, and international levels through University-wide community service, including Freshman Day of Service and Alternative Spring Breaks.

Admission
GW strives to recruit a diverse and inclusive class each and every year. We do this through our holistic review process, which takes into account not just overall grades but also course rigor, essays, recommendation letters, and extracurricular activities. This allows us to admit students who have the academic preparation, personal qualities, and motivation to thrive in GW’s dynamic environment.

GW is test optional, allowing students to choose whether or not to submit SAT/ACT scores, because we believe that a student’s performance throughout high school is the best indication of college readiness.

Investing in your education
Earning a GW degree is invaluable, but it takes an investment—of time, effort, and money. We believe that investment is within reach for every admitted student, and we leverage our resources to make it worthwhile.

GW guarantees students fixed tuition for up to five years of study, meaning the tuition you pay your first semester will be the tuition you pay for your final semester. No surprises here.

GW also invests more than $185 million in financial aid, which is awarded to 70% of the incoming freshman class.

We believe that your investment in GW will pay dividends for the rest of your life. Are you ready?

 


AT A GLANCE

Type of School: Four-year, coeducational, residential, private, mid-sized research university

Size of Campus: Two DC campuses: one 20-block campus near the National Mall and White House, another 25-acre campus in northwest DC

Number of Students: 10,000 undergraduate and 15,000 graduate students

Number of Faculty: 1,095 full-time instructional faculty

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
• Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
• Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
• Elliott School of International Affairs
• School of Media & Public Affairs
• Milken Institute School of Public Health
• School of Business
• School of Engineering & Applied Science
See our 70+ majors at go.gwu.edu/gwmajors.

Geographic Diversity: GW students come from more than 130 countries

International Student Services: GW’s International Services Office supports our international students from orientation to graduation, connecting them to life on campus and around DC.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BUDGET: (2016–2017)
Tuition: $51,875
Room and Board: 
$12,500
Student Association Fee: 
$75
Matriculation Fee: 
$350
Estimated Personal Expenses: 
$3,825
Total: 
$68,625

Financial Aid: International applicants are automatically considered for our merit scholarships.

Test Score Requirements: GW is test optional; see our policy and exceptions at undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/test-optional-policy.

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Early Decision I: November 1
Early Decision II: January 1
Regular Decision: January 1
$75 application fee via the Common
Application 

Fast Facts
• 10,000 undergraduate students
• 28 average class size
• 70% of classes with fewer than 30 students
• 27 NCAA Division I sports teams
• 50 club sports and intramural teams
• 450+ student organizations
• #1 for internships (The Princeton Review, 2016)
• #1 Peace Corps feeder for medium-sized schools (2016)

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