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.
Quick Facts about George Washington University, Washington DC
Large City Setting
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
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On-Campus Housing Available
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