The George Washington University

Washington, DC

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

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Build your future at The George Washington University

Founded in 1821 by an Act of Congress, The George Washington University (GW) offers more than 75 majors and over 2,000 courses across seven undergraduate schools. Our location in the heart of the nation’s capital gives students access to power. Whether you're focused on our amazing academic and service opportunities, learning on a global scale through our study abroad program, conducting undergraduate research, or having in-depth discussions with some of the world's most respected leaders and industry experts, GW students have endless opportunities to put their knowledge in action.

With the White House, US Capitol, and Supreme Court nearby, learning doesn’t end in the classroom. Our students can conduct and participate in research projects across the District. They grow through service to our community, with projects sponsored by the Nashman Center for Civic Engagement. And they intern with great companies and organizations, choosing from more than 12,000 opportunities, including at the White House, the World Bank, and the National Institutes of Health. We provide our students with an authentic and original student life experience, fostering a sense of community on both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, which are just a short shuttle ride away from each other.

All of this combined with our need-aware approach to financial aid, an open dining plan that gives students access to over 100 food and grocery partners, a 50% solar-powered campus making major strides to become carbon neutral by 2040, a worldwide alumni network of over 290,000 Colonials, and so much more makes GW a great place to further your education and build your future.

International Student Services
Our diversity is our strength and GW is proud to host over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff from over 130 countries. The International Services Office is the first stop for the GW international community and will help eliminate administrative challenges when studying in the US. ISO Advisors host a variety of special events that highlight our diverse international student population. At GW, we are finding new ways to build an inclusive culture!


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-acre Mount Vernon campus sits just three miles away in a quiet residential neighborhood. 

At A Glance

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

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

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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.

Financial Aid: International applicants are automatically considered 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

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “My GW experience has been marked by meeting dignitaries, having a conversation in two languages at once, and walking to the Lincoln Memorial with my best friends.”

    • Ruby Gordon ’23
      International Affairs
  • “We engage with our community through GW’s many lenses: service, research, internship, socially, professionally, and more. The faculty at GW engage with their community and encourage their students to join them, which gives us opportunities like no other.”

    • Dara Molotsky ’21
      Judaic Studies and History
  • “At GW, I established a community that both cares about my well-being and has given me the support I need to be successful.”

    • Malcolm Badger ’20
      International Politics and Business Administration
  • “My dream is to author and illustrate books. GW not only prepared me for that dream but matured me as an artist and a person. My instructors were real-world artists who knew what the art scene was really like out there. My work was featured in exhibitions, and I was introduced to contemporary artists like Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald who created the National Portrait Gallery paintings of, respectively, Barack and Michelle Obama. So now I’m picturing that dream and I’m thinking about all the things I can do and all the new experiences I can have. There’s nothing but good things coming for me.”

    • Kyle Marcus Bryant
      Fine Arts