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Tuition & Fees

$48,850

$48,850

not including room and board

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,493
Declined + 14,296
Total Received 21,789
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Affairs
  2. Political Science
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School Facts

The George Washington University, founded in 1821, is a private institution. Its 36-acre main campus is located in the federal section of Washington, DC, several blocks from the White House.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 25,264
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Codes

SAT 5246
ACT 0664

Private (nonprofit)

10,357

undergraduate students

14,907

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
47%
500-599
26%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
28%
600-699
51%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
27%
600-699
52%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
44%
24-29
52%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Washington, DC

36-acre campus in Washington, DC (population: 632,323); branch campuses at various sites in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation around campus and to the Mt. Vernon campus. Public transportation serves campus.

The George Washington University
2121 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
22 fraternities 23% of male students
 
18 sororities 23% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
50%
Top 1/4
84%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
47%
500-599
26%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
28%
600-699
51%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
27%
600-699
52%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
44%
24-29
52%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
January 10
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 10
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,493
Declined + 14,296
Total Received 21,789

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Karen Felton
Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 800 447-3765
F: 202 994-0325
gwadm@gwu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,905,628
State $360,973
Institutional $131,213,236
Other external $0
Total $138,479,837

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $23,447,917
Other external $0
Total $23,447,917

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference (Division I), Collegiate Water Polo Association (Division I)
Mascot
Colonials
School colors
buff and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Science/Technology
Archaeology
Art History
Art History/Fine Arts
Art Therapy
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Genetics
Biological Anthropology
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Economics/Public Policy
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese Language/Literature
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Acting
Classical Studies
Clinical Health Science
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Leadership
Clinical Management/Leadership
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Research Administration
Communication
Community Counseling
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Design
Dramatic Literature
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Modern European Studies
Economics
Educational Administration/Policy Studies
Educational Leadership/Administration
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Technology Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Emergency Health Services
Engineering Management
English
English/Creative Writing
Environmental Law
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
European/Eurasian Studies
Exercise Science
Finance
Fine Arts
Forensic Sciences
French Language/Literature
General Graduate Law
Genetics
Genomics/Bioinformatics
Geography
Geological Science
Geoscience
German Language/Literature
Government Procurement Law
Government Procurement/Environmental Law
Health Policy
Health Science/Lab Tech
Health Sciences
Health Systems Management
Higher Education Administration
Hinduism/Islam
Hispanic Language/Literature
History
Hominid Paleobiology
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Development
Human Sciences
Human Services
Immunohematology
Immunology
Individualized Program
Infant Special Education
Information Systems Technology
Intellectual Property Law
Interior Design
International Affairs
International Development Studies
International Education
International Environment Law
International Trade/Investment
International/Comparative Law
Japanese Language/Literature
Journalism
Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Law/Juris Doctor
Law/S.J.D.
Legislative Affairs
Liberal Arts
Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Media/Public Affairs
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular Medicine
Museum Studies
Music
New Media
Nursing
Oral Biology
Organizational Management
Painting/Drawing
Philosophy
Photography
Physician Assistant
Physics
Police Science
Political Communication
Political Management
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy/Administration
Public Policy/Environment/Resource Policy
Public Policy/Philosophy/Social Policy
Public Policy/Women's Studies
Public/Private Policy/Management
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religion
Russian Language/Literature
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Special Education/Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances
Special Education/Children with Severe Emotional Disturbances
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics
Systems Engineering
Telecommunications/Computers
Theatre
Theatre/Design
Tourism Administration
Transition Special Education
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

41%

10,357
students

Female
55%
5,730

Male
45%
4,627

Graduate

59%

14,907
students

Female
56%
8,419

Male
44%
6,488

undergraduateFull-time

92%

9,609
students

Female
57%
5,394

Male
43%
4,215

undergraduatePart-time

8%

748
students

Female
45%
336

Male
55%
412

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 91
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

J. Greg Leonard
Director, International Services Office
202 994-6860
gleonard@gwu.edu

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