George Washington University, Washington DC (GWU)

Washington, DC

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George Washington University, Washington DC

George Washington University, Washington DC

George Washington University, Washington DC Student Essentials

George Washington University, Washington DC Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Colonials
Nicknames: G-Dub, GW, GWU
Website: www.gwu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $45,780
Out-of-State Tuition: $45,780
Retention Rate: 92%
Enrollment: 28,699
Year Established: 1821

About GWU

Established by Congress in 1821, the George Washington University of Washington, D.C. was founded with the mission to prepare young minds to be leaders and innovators. That mission still holds true today, as GW provides a rich educational experience and many research opportunities.

The George Washington University has three campuses to choose from: the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses in D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus across the river in Ashburn, Virginia.

Academics at GW are vast, with more than 2,000 undergraduate courses. If a major doesn’t have the classes you want, GW allows you to build a major that suits you. There are also 200 master’s, doctoral and graduate certificate programs at GW, and the option to take non-degree courses as well.

For high school students who are curious about the college student experience, GW has a pre-college program that allows rising high school seniors to take credit courses and get a taste of what student life on campus is like.

George Washington features countless extracurricular activities and programs, plus a strong athletic program. The men’s college basketball program at GW is over 100 years running, and has appeared in the NCAA Tournament.

GW offers a fixed tuition rate, meaning that you won’t have to worry about tuition increases once you’re enrolled. There are also a number of scholarships, grants and awards available to students who qualify for financial aid.

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GWU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave George Washington University, Washington DC 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2010

Overall Rating

GW is a school with many layers. It is pretty diverse so you can find people with similar interests as you, but you have to really look! Overall education is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for! DC is a wonderful city. There are tons of free things to do such as museums and parks. There are also many great restaurants of varying cuisines. Nightlife is pretty good. It would be nice if the bars stayed open later but that would be my only complaint. DC is a mini NYC and GW is in the heart of it all.


GWU Map & Location

George Washington University, Washington DC
2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052


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Getting Around GWU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Washington, DC

Winter
Dec
47
33
Jan
43
29
Feb
47
31
Spring
Mar
56
38
Apr
67
47
May
75
56
Summer
Jun
84
66
Jul
89
71
Aug
87
70
Fall
Sep
80
63
Oct
68
51
Nov
58
41

GWU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 10,952
Freshman Class 2,241
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 28,699

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 61%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Unknown and Other: 13%
Latino 8%
African American 8%
Caucasian 61%
Asian 10%
Unknown and Other 13%

Undergraduate 38%
Graduate 62%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 59%
Men 41%
International 8%
Domestic 92%

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