George Washington University

Washington, DC, USA
3.80 Average Rating

George Washington University is a private university maintains three campuses, with the main campus located in Washington, D.C., just four blocks from the White House. George Washington University offers 75 undergraduate majors and 69% of students have at least one internship before graduation. Additionally, GW offers various research opportunities with nearly every federal agency in America. GW’s campus has its own museum, performance hall, and school of art, as well as affinity housing and a Center for Civic Engagement to become involved in the surrounding community.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
40%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 5, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Other January 5, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
3%
Out-Of-State Students
86%
40%
Submitting ACT
54%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1294
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
27,973
Total Number of Undergrads
11,999
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
51%
20-39 Students
28%
40-99 Students
16%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,637
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$56,881
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$56,881
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$18,190
Books and Supplies
$1525

Aid & Grants

0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
75%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,797
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
75%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,954
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$28,103

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
43%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,535
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,962
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
450
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
61%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Colonials
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
New York
San Francisco
Boston
Philadelphia
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
59%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$69,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
The most politically active school in the nation with the best campus of all the universities in DC. If you attend here, I hope you like politics.
lindsey from las vegas, nv
GWU is where we make history! In one of the most vibrant cities on the planet, Colonials get to experience life as it happens. It's not just college--it's a lifestyle.
Margaret from St Augustine, FL
George Washington University is a private, co-educational university primarily in the Foggy Bottom section of Northwest, Washington, DC. Its proximity to various important governmental and financial landmarks such as the White House, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the headquarters of the United States Department of State makes it one of the top 3 schools nationwide for political involvement, international affairs, and diplomacy. Named after George Washington, he had a vision before his death and the founding of the school in 1821 of building a school in the heart of Washington, DC dedicated to providing quality education for many young students from all over the relatively young nation.

Patrick from Newark, NJ
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 Lincoln Memorial. GW is a large school, with a diverse student body who all come together for fun events such as this week's Midnight Breakfast with games and prizes and basketball games where we all cheer on the Colonials!
Meredith from Marlton, NJ
It is honestly a dream due to its location. Right at the heart of DC it not just perfect due to the amazing pastimes and the welcoming nature of the campus and its members, but because its location makes is home to so many internship opportunities. From congressional internships on Capitol Hill, to NIH internships, to internships at GW's very own hospital, GW is the place to be, a true dream.
Leslie from Silver Spring, MD
The George Washington University is full of internship and job opportunities. Studying at the center of politics, many students share valuable connections and memorable experiences. With embassies, museums, monuments, students can always find something to do and enjoy while pursuing your degree(s)!
Washington, DC

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