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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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 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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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-preparatory 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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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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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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes
Gymnastics yes
Lacrosse yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Water polo yes yes

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

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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

82%

11,435
students

Female
62%
7,131

Male
38%
4,304

18%

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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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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