11,999
Students
Financial aid thermometer
45,233
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
40
40%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

The George Washington University is a University institution located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC  20052
United States
Contact Phone: 202-994-1000

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Asian Studies Checkmark
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European Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Genetics Related Checkmark
Pharmacology And Toxicology Related Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Systems Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography And Ultrasound Technology Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic) Checkmark
Nuclear Medical Technology Checkmark
Physician Assistant Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Public Policy Analysis Checkmark
Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Industrial Radiologic Technology Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
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Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26,987
Applied
11,059
Accepted
11,999
Enrolled
41%
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Female Admissions

16,566
Females Applied
7,045
Females Accepted
43%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

10,421
Males Applied
4,014
Males Accepted
39%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st April 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 677 640 720
SAT Math 678 640 720
ACT Composite 30 29 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

53,435
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Fees

83
Full-time student fees
13,000
Room & board
8,900
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

45,233
Avg. Financial Aid Package
46,348
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,072
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,688
Avg. Loan Aid
19,846
Avg. Grant Aid
30,279
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
87%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
49%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

11,999
Total undergrad students
11%
International Students
97%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.75%
Black or African American 6.73%
White or Caucasian 51.79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 10.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 3.78%
Other 6.49%

Gender

Male (40.38%)
Female (59.62%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 61%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Welcome Week and Colonial Inauguration

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Program Board, Student Association, Residence Hall Association, College Democrats and College Republicans

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No