The George Washington University

Washington, DC

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

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Tuition & Fees

$58,640

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,366
Declined 15,039
Total Received 26,405
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Private

13,980

undergraduate students

18,229

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 32,209
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational

36-acre campus in Washington, DC (population: 702,455); branch campuses at various sites in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation around campus and to Mt. Vernon campus. Public transportation serves campus. Through the UPass program, students receive unlimited transit rides on D.C.’s bus and rail transit system.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

The George Washington University
1918 F Street, NW
Washington, DC
20052

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
53%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
640
75th
730
25th
630
75th
35
25th
30
75th
31
25th
26
75th
33
25th
30

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,366
Declined 15,039
Total Received 26,405

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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Financial Aid

65%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$30,529

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $58,550
Room $15,360
Board $3,140
Additional fees $90
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $78,540
Average Financial Aid - $30,529
Total with Avg. Aid $48,011

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,738,174
State $528,832
Institutional $163,728,525
Other external
Total $174,995,531

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $59,368,313
Other external
Total $59,368,313
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 202 994-6620
F: 202 994-0906
finaid@gwu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, squash

Club Sports - Women's

field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

fencing, karate, kendo, paintball, racquetball, road running, roller hockey, sailing, shotokan karate, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference, Collegiate Water Polo Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Acting.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
African Studies.
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other.
American History (United States).
American Government and Politics (United States).
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Arabic Language and Literature.
Archeology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art Therapy/Therapist.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.
Behavioral Aspects of Health.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Biotechnology.
Blood Bank Technology Specialist.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Psychology.
Clinical Research Coordinator.
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician.
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer Teacher Education.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Criminalistics and Criminal Science.
Criminology.
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.
Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist.
Dance, General.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician.
Dental Clinical Sciences, General.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Digital Arts.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs.
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law.
Engineering, General.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Studies.
Epidemiology.
European Studies/Civilization.
Evolutionary Biology.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Forensic Psychology.
Forensic Science and Technology.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Genome Sciences/Genomics.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Health Communication.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health Services Administration.
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Hematology Technology/Technician.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Hindu Studies.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist.
History, General.
Human Resources Development.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Human/Medical Genetics.
Immunology.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Information Science/Studies.
Interior Design.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Economics.
International Law and Legal Studies.
International Policy Analysis.
International Relations and Affairs.
International and Comparative Education.
International and Intercultural Communication.
International/Globalization Studies.
Islamic Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Journalism.
Landscape Architecture.
Latin American Studies.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.
Legal Support Services, Other.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Meeting and Event Planning.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Microbiology and Immunology.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Genetics.
Molecular Medicine.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Museology/Museum Studies.
Music, General.
National Security Policy Studies.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Practice.
Nutrition Sciences.
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Organizational Leadership.
Palliative Care Nursing.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Photography.
Photojournalism.
Physical and Biological Anthropology.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Communication.
Political Science and Government, General.
Polymer Chemistry.
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
Project Management.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Publishing.
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management.
Real Estate.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Russian Language and Literature.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Securities Services Administration/Management.
Social Psychology.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Special Education and Teaching, Other.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Statistics, General.
Systems Engineering.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Telecommunications Engineering.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Affairs
  2. Political Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

32,209

total students

2%

in-state

98%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

43%

13,980
students

Female
62%
8,620

Male
38%
5,360

57%

18,229
students

Female
60%
10,920

Male
40%
7,309

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

11,435
students

Female
63%
7,131

Male
37%
4,304

19%

2,545
students

Female
59%
1,489

Male
41%
1,056

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 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

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
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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
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