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. 


George Washington University has two campus locations in the US capital of Washington, DC. Our 42-acre Foggy Bottom campus is just blocks from the White House and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, while our 25-acreMount Vernon campus sits just three miles away in a quiet residential neighborhood. 


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

Size of Campus:
Two DC campuses: one 42-acre 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
• Milken Institute School of Public Health
• School of Business
• School of Engineering & Applied Science
• School of Media & Public Affairs
See our 70+ majors at

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.


Tuition: $
Room and Board: $
Student Association Fee: $90
Matriculation Fee: $350
Estimated Personal Expenses: $3,925
Total: $

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

Test Score Requirements: GW is test optional; see our policy and exceptions at

Application Deadlines and Fees:

Early Decision I: November 1
Early Decision II: January 5
Regular Decision: January 5
$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)

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 globalprogress and define the issues that will shape the present and future.

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 collegeexperience that is uniquely their own.

Our Foggy Bottom campus is blocks from the major landmarks that make DC 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 educa
tion is the way we consistently put knowledge into action through research, internship, and serviceopportunities 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 wastein 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 studentsgain invaluable professional experience and often even security clearance during internships at the WhiteHouse, US Department of State, FolgerShakespeare Library, and NPR, just to name a few.

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

GW strives to recruit a diverse andinclusive class each and every year. We do this through our holistic review process, which takes into account not just overall grades butcourse 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 or ACT scores, because we believe 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 thatinvestment 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 $185million in financial aid, which isawarded to 70% of the incomingfreshman class.

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