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George Washington University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

25,135 students

32% admitted

  • 16,523 full time
  • 8,612 part time
  • 7,215 men full time
  • 9,308 women full time
  • 21,433 applied
  • 6,793 admitted
  • 2,393 enrolled

10,055 Undergraduates

$45,735 tuition/year

  • 14,777 Graduates
  • 303 Non-Degree
  • $45,735 in state
  • $45 fees
  • $10,530 room & board
  • $1,275 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Colonial
School Colors: Buff and blue
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Meredith from Marlton, NJ
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  • George Washington is the only place I'd want to be. There's no other college in the world that is just a few steps from the White House and the…

  • Mar-21-2012 Read More
  • Meg
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  • George Washington University has a college feel in an urban setting. Students take academics and world events seriously, but also love to have a good time. There's no shortage of…

  • Mar-03-2013 Read More
  • Danielle from Lansdowne, PA
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  • George Washington is a great place to find the connections you need to jumpstart your career, but only if your career is based out of Washington D.C. As far…

  • Mar-30-2012 Read More
  • Beata from Fort Lee, NJ
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  • A great school with a wonderful location. Best place in the United States to study international affairs and one of the best places to study political science. Very polite, caring…

  • Apr-09-2012 Read More
  • Jaci from Washington, DC
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  • GWU has top notch graduate and doctoral level programs that are well known throughout the country. It is an urban campus in Washington DC, so it is great if you…

  • Apr-15-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Sarah from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Sep-13-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I love how they are smack dab in the middle of the city, they have buildings right on city streets, and if you don't like the city feel, you can also take a 15 min shuttle ride to their Mount Vernon campus which is full of green feilds and has a more rural feel. Also if you want to take smaller classes with a smaller clss size, you can opt to take them on the Vern (Mount Vernon campus)

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  • 5
  • Rj
  • Sep-09-2011 I am a current student here

    GW has a great campus that is urban yet set up in a way that makes it more of it's own community.

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  • 4
  • Mark from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jul-29-2011 I am a current student here

    Living in DC is amazing. You will literally NEVER be bored. If you cannot find some sort of club or activity that you love at GW, then there is something very seriously wrong with you.

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  • 3
  • Chelsea from CO
  • Jul-11-2011 I am a current student here

    I struggled a lot more in this area than most. GW doesn't do a great job of helping their students adjust, and the school can really be a pain to work with. The house Proctors (our version of Resident Assistants) aren't really supposed to be there for students in the same way RA's are; they're more of a contact point so that those in the upper levels of housing don't have to deal with minor problems, and many don't go out of their way to interact with their residents. In fact, I was closer to the house proctors from two other dorms than to my own. Another issue that most kids don't really think will be an issue--and that I didn't even consider until I needed it--is GW's University Counseling Center. GW is one of only 10% of schools in the country that offers no free counseling or mental health programs. A student committed suicide this spring, and the UCC didn't make much of an attempt to reach out to the community. This is unfortunately representative of a feeling that a lot of students get from the University as a whole; It can really feel like the school only thinks of its students as checks in the bank. GW also really takes a page out of the Federal Government's Red Tape Book. It can be difficult to get anywhere with the school. You have to really advocate for yourself, and get to know as many people in key departments as you can (Financial Aid, Housing, etc.). All things considered, though, I'm truly starting to enjoy living at GW. There are a lot of student orgs to choose from, and DC is a great city to live in. I've studied at the Library of Congress and walked to the Lincoln Memorial to watch the sunrise when I couldn't sleep. DC is not a concrete jungle city the way that places like New York City can feel, but it offers just just as many, if not more, opportunities (internships, jobs, and just being in a vibrant city). It's also nice to be able to take the Metro to places like Alexandria, VA or the bus to just about anywhere on the east coast.

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  • 4
  • Jasmin from WASHINGTON, DC
  • Jun-06-2011 I am a current student here

    The University offers a diverse amount of communities where you are sure to find your niche. Located in DC, University students can always find things to do not only on campus, but also in the vibrant city as well. I've met countless new people, and have encountered various vital resources as a result of being a student here.

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