George Washington University, Washington DC (GWU)

Washington, DC

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Most Popular Majors

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Creative Writing
Documentary Film Editing and Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Interior Design
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management
Meeting and Event Planning
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Behavior Studies
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Project Management
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Health Communication
International and Intercultural Communication
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Political Communication
Public Relations/Image Management


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Computer Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
International and Comparative Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Other Education
Other Special Education and Teaching
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Art Therapy/Therapist
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling
Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Clinical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Environmental Health
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hematology Technology/Technician
International Public Health/International Health
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Nursing Administration
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Health and Medical Administrative Services
Other Public Health
Pathophysiology and Palliative Care Nursing
Physician Assistant
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Ultrasound Technician
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Museology/Museum Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law (LL.M., J.S.D), S.L.J)
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law (LL.M., M.S.,J.S.D./S.J.D.)
International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD, SJD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Other Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
Other Legal Support Services

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Evolutionary Biology
Genome Sciences / Genomics
Human/Medical Genetics
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Medicine

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Statistics

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Human Services
Securities Services Administration/Management

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
African Studies
American Government and Politics (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Development Economics and International Development
European Studies/Civilization
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
National Security Policy Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Physical Anthropology
Political Science and Government
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Globalization and International Policy Analysis
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)

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GWU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

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

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2010

Academics Rating

Classes were fairly challenging but there are definitely easy classes you can take to help boost your GPA. If you have done a lot of reading and papers in high school and are generally on top of your homework then you will find GW to be a breeze. Like I said, it is challenging but if you keep up with your work then you will be fine. Most classes are around 30ish people unless it's a large lecture. Large lectures can have 100+ students (into to chem, intro to psych, etc.)

GWU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.20
Retention Rate 92%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine

Class Sizes at George Washington University, Washington DC

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 54%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 7%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 36%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 54%
50 - 100 Students 7%
20 - 49 Students 36%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 78
  • Asian: 9
  • African American: 5
  • Unknown and Other: 4
  • Latino: 3
Caucasian 78
Asian 9
African American 5
Unknown and Other 4
Latino 3

Faculty at George Washington University, Washington DC

Total Faculty 2,794
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 13
Full-Time Professors 5,040
Male Faculty 1,590
Part-Time Professors 1,797
Women Faculty 1,204

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