Tuition & Fees

$55,580

$55,580

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,059
Declined + 15,928
Total Received 26,987
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Private (nonprofit)

11,999

undergraduate students

15,974

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Affairs
  2. Political Science
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Codes

SAT 5246
ACT 0664

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 27,973
Established in 1821
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Washington, DC

36-acre campus in Washington, DC (population: 693,972); 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.

The George Washington University
2121 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 15% of male students
 
19 sororities 19% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
41%
600-699
50%
500-599
9%
700-800
41%
600-699
48%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
26%
600-699
50%
500-599
20%
400-499
4%
30-36
72%
24-29
25%
18-23
3%
30-36
36%
24-29
60%
18-23
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,059
Declined + 15,928
Total Received 26,987

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Costas Solomou
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
P: 800 447-3765
F: 202 994-0325
gwadm@gwu.edu

Financial Aid

87%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$45,233

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,140
Room & board $13,850
Additional fees $440
Books & supplies $1,325
Total $70,755
Average Financial Aid - $45,233
Total with Avg. Aid $25,522

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,779,464
State $383,099
Institutional $137,961,240
Other external
Total $147,123,803

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $48,620,171
Other external
Total $48,620,171
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Michelle Carmela Arcieri
Director of Financial Aid, Senior Associate Director of Student Financial Assistance

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
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 Directors

Patrick Nero (men's)
Athletic Director

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference, Collegiate Water Polo Association
Mascot
Colonials
School colors
buff and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Science/Technology
Archaeology
Art History
Art History/Fine Arts
Art Therapy
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Genetics
Biological Anthropology
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Economics/Public Policy
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese Language/Literature
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Acting
Classical Studies
Clinical Health Science
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Leadership
Clinical Management/Leadership
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Research Administration
Communication
Community Counseling
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Design
Dramatic Literature
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Modern European Studies
Economics
Educational Administration/Policy Studies
Educational Leadership/Administration
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Technology Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Emergency Health Services
Engineering Management
English
English/Creative Writing
Environmental Law
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology
European/Eurasian Studies
Exercise Science
Finance
Fine Arts
Forensic Sciences
French Language/Literature
General Graduate Law
Genetics
Genomics/Bioinformatics
Geography
Geological Science
Geoscience
German Language/Literature
Government Procurement Law
Government Procurement/Environmental Law
Health Policy
Health Science/Lab Tech
Health Sciences
Health Systems Management
Higher Education Administration
Hinduism/Islam
Hispanic Language/Literature
History
Hominid Paleobiology
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Development
Human Sciences
Human Services
Immunohematology
Immunology
Individualized Program
Infant Special Education
Information Systems Technology
Intellectual Property Law
Interior Design
International Affairs
International Development Studies
International Education
International Environment Law
International Trade/Investment
International/Comparative Law
Japanese Language/Literature
Journalism
Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Law/Juris Doctor
Law/S.J.D.
Legislative Affairs
Liberal Arts
Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Media/Public Affairs
Medicine
Microbiology/Immunology
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular Medicine
Museum Studies
Music
New Media
Nursing
Oral Biology
Organizational Management
Painting/Drawing
Philosophy
Photography
Physician Assistant
Physics
Police Science
Political Communication
Political Management
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy/Administration
Public Policy/Environment/Resource Policy
Public Policy/Philosophy/Social Policy
Public Policy/Women's Studies
Public/Private Policy/Management
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religion
Russian Language/Literature
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Special Education/Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances
Special Education/Children with Severe Emotional Disturbances
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics
Systems Engineering
Telecommunications/Computers
Theatre
Theatre/Design
Tourism Administration
Transition Special Education
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

27,973

total students

3%

in-state

97%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

43%

11,999
students

Female
60%
7,154

Male
40%
4,845

57%

15,974
students

Female
59%
9,479

Male
41%
6,495

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

10,893
students

Female
61%
6,599

Male
39%
4,294

10%

1,106
students

Female
51%
555

Male
49%
551

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

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

International Student Contact

Jennifer Donaghue
Director, International Services Office
202 994-6860
donaghue@gwu.edu

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