George Washington University

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George Washington University (locally referred to as GWU, George Washington, or just GW) is a privately owned and operated, four-year university located in Washington D.C. Founded in 1821 at The Columbian College in the District of Columbia, the GW is one of several higher education institutions that was chartered by the U.S. Congress.

General Information

Admission Office
2121 I Street NW, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-6040
(800) 447-3765
Fax: (202) 994-0325
[email protected]
Contact: Kathryn Napper
Executive Dean for Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
2121 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-1000
www.gwu.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 10,590
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,461
Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,291
Graduate enrollment: 12,126

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $65
Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 37%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 91%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $39,240 $40,437 $41,655 $42,905 +3.00%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 +20.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $11,520 $9,920 $10,120 $10,120 0.00%
Other $1,350 $1,350 $1,350 $1,400 +3.70%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $53,110 $52,707 $54,125 $55,625 +2.77%
In-state Off Campus $40,240 $41,437 $42,655 $44,105 +3.40%
In-state with Family $40,240 $41,437 $42,655 $44,105 +3.40%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $21,150
In-state Student Fees $27
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $21,150
Out-of-state Fees $27

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,403 57%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,351 55% $33,425,274 $24,741
• Federal grants 275 11% $1,516,401 $5,514
• Pell grants 235 10% $814,943 $3,468
• Other federal grants 267 11% $701,458 $2,627
State/local government grant or scholarships 53 2% $50,934 $961
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,350 55% $31,857,939 $23,598
Student loan aid 901 37% $6,743,413 $7,484
• Federal student loans 876 36% $4,384,195 $5,005
Other student loans 107 4% $2,359,218 $22,049

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2654 3661 1005 120 850
Agriculture 6
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 6
Architecture and Related Services 11 28
Landscape Architecture 11 28
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 78 62 2 5
American/united States Studies/civilization 27 7 2
Asian Studies/civilization 16 17
European Studies/civilization 7 2
Latin American Studies 11 11 1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 16 14
Women’s Studies 8 6 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 98 35 25 2
Biochemistry 13 2
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 87 1 3
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics 4
Biostatistics 3 3
Biotechnology 4
Epidemiology 1 3 2
Evolutionary Biology 1 3
Genetics 4
Genome Sciences/genomics 9
Human/medical Genetics 7
Immunology 3
Molecular Genetics 3 1
Molecular Medicine 1
Neuroscience
Oncology and Cancer Biology 1
Pharmacology 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 576 810 43 41
Accounting 42 88 2
Business Administration and Management 439 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 6
Business/commerce 23
Finance 166 55
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 4 45 24 39
International Business/trade/commerce 142
Management Information Systems
Marketing/marketing Management 133
Meeting and Event Planning 64
Non-profit/public/organizational Management 2
Organizational Behavior Studies 25
Project Management 71
Tourism and Travel Services Management 2 87
Communication and Journalism Programs 77 85 3
Health Communication 13 2
International and Intercultural Communication 3
Journalism 38
Mass Communication/media Studies 8
Political Communication 39
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 1
Public Relations/image Management 33
Publishing 28
Computing and Information Sciences 36 201 6 24
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 23
Computer Science 22 96 6
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1
Information Science/studies 14 105
Education 485 53 214
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 45
Computer Teacher Education 30
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 47 2 7
Curriculum and Instruction 12 5 2
Education, Other 38
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs 31
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries 17
Educational Leadership and Administration 62 14 99
Educational/instructional Technology 3
Elementary Education and Teaching 33
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 38 22 2
International and Comparative Education 38
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 7
Secondary Education and Teaching 58
Special Education and Teaching 88 10 13
Special Education and Teaching, Other 3 26
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Engineering 77 290 24 64
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 22
Civil Engineering 7 12 3
Computer Engineering 7 11 2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 5 62 6 1
Engineering 7
Mechanical Engineering 21 14 3 1
Systems Engineering 8 191 10 62
Engineering Technology 168 12 5
Engineering/industrial Management 168 12 5
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 86 11 5
Creative Writing 12
English Language and Literature 74 11 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 52
Chinese Language and Literature 5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 7
French Language and Literature 7
German Language and Literature 1
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 13
Japanese Language and Literature 10
Russian Language and Literature 8
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 100 509 236 119 384
Adult Health Nurse/nursing 6
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 13
Art Therapy/therapist 16
Athletic Training/trainer 1
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 9 22
Blood Bank Technology Specialist 1
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 4 6
Clinical Research Coordinator 9 56 1
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 116 266
Cytotechnology/cytotechnologist 9
Dental Clinical Sciences 19
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 11 2
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 5 7
Environmental Health 7 1 2
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 22
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 53 7 5
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 4 3 1
Health Services Administration 23 17
Health/health Care Administration/management 11 5 3
Hematology Technology/technician 5 1
International Public Health/international Health 64 2
Medicine 178
Mental Health Counseling/counselor 4
Nursing Administration 10
Nursing Practice 19 3
Palliative Care Nursing 4
Physical Therapy/therapist 31
Physician Assistant 59 59
Public Health Education and Promotion 20
Public Health 61 8
Public Health, Other 33 44
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing
History 99 10 6
History 99 10 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 39 78 1 1
Criminal Justice/police Science 5 1
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 34 6
Forensic Science and Technology 66
Securities Services Administration/management 6 1
Human Services 157 10 11
Community organization and Advocacy 8
International Policy Analysis 31 3
Public Administration 58
Public Policy Analysis 68 10
Legal and Law Studies 222 509 19
Advanced Legal Research/studies 30
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 19
International Law and Legal Studies 42 2
Law 507
Legal Assistant/paralegal 43 11
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 76
Legal Support Services, Other 12 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 7
Mathematics and Statistics 17 18 5 12
Applied Mathematics 6 1
Mathematics 3 9 2 1
Statistics 8 8 3 11
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 4 41 4 3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4 4 1
Museology/museum Studies 41 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 14 2
Environmental Studies 14 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 32 24
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 32 24
Physical Sciences 26 9 11 2
Chemistry 16 3 7 2
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other 3 1
Physics 7 6 3
Psychology 168 1 41 4
Clinical Psychology 28
Industrial and organizational Psychology 1
Psychology 168 1 12 4
Social Sciences 974 388 13 8
American Government and Politics (united States) 90 8
Anthropology 26 9
Archeology 8
Criminology 3
Development Economics and International Development 40
Economics 132 10 5
Geography 27 12
International Economics 19
International Relations and Affairs 490 141
National Security Policy Studies 52
Physical and Biological Anthropology 7
Political Science and Government 246 8 8
Sociology 38 4
Visual and Performing Arts 94 44 14
Acting 16
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 28 6
Art/art Studies 3
Dance 7
Documentary Production 14
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 16
Fine/studio Arts 17 6
Interior Design 17 15
Music 6
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Studies B
European Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Biophysics B
Pharmacology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Tourism/Travel Services B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Political Communications B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education
ESL Teacher Education A
Physical Education A,B

Engineering
Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Arabic B
Chinese B
Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Japanese B
Latin B
Portuguese B
Romance Languages B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A,B
Cytotechnology B
Diagnostic Medical Sonography B
Physician Assistance B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Human Services B
Public Policy Analysis B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science A,B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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