GWU Description

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

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

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

$44,103

Out-of-State Tuition

$44,103

Retention Rate

94%

Enrollment

25,367

Year Established

1821

GWU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

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

Alumnus - Grad Year 2010

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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GWU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
10,590
Freshman Class
2,393
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
25,367

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
42%
Graduate
58%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
99%
Part-Time
1%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
1%
Out-of-State
99%

Gender of Students

Women
56%
Men
44%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
9%
Asian
10%
Caucasian
60%
Latino
5%
Other
16%

Students State Origin

New York
15%
New Jersey
13%
Massachusetts
11%
California
8%
Pennsylvania
7%
Other
46%

International Students

International
9%
Domestic
91%

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