The George Washington University

Washington, DC

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Tuition & Fees

$56,935

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,019
Declined 15,959
Total Received 26,978
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Private

12,484

undergraduate students

15,330

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 27,814
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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Reagan National

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
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Program Board
  • Student Association
  • Residence Hall Association
  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Welcome Week
  • Colonial Inauguration
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
53%
Top 1/4
83%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
38%
600-699
48%
500-599
12%
400-499
0
700-800
52%
600-699
38%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
30-36
71%
24-29
25%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $80
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,019
Declined 15,959
Total Received 26,978

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,501

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,845
Room & board $14,300
Additional fees $90
Books & supplies $1,400
Other fees $1,525
Total $74,160
Average Financial Aid - $6,501
Total with Avg. Aid $67,659
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Racquetball, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Archeology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dance, General
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
European Studies/Civilization
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Genetics, Other
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
Philosophy
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Radio and Television
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Systems Engineering
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

27,814

total students

4%

in-state

96%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

45%

12,484
students

Female
62%
7,732

Male
38%
4,752

55%

15,330
students

Female
60%
9,158

Male
40%
6,172

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

11,102
students

Female
63%
6,904

Male
37%
4,198

12%

1,382
students

Female
60%
828

Male
40%
554

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 76%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

567

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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