George Washington University

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School Overview

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



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

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

George Washington University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(202) 994-1000
Website:www.gwu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/how-apply
Address:2121 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:27,159
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):81%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:21,427 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$51,950
Out-of-state Tuition:$51,950
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:82%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$25,674

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

George Washington University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at George Washington University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1
Architecture and Related Services12
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies4761
Biological and Biomedical Sciences34119
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services78115
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs348
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services4341
Education14155
Engineering8776
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields211
English Language and Literature/Letters211
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics9
Health Professions and Related Programs27210293
History112
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service3135
Legal Professions and Studies271
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics4232
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies422
Natural Resources and Conservation111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies34
Physical Sciences1322
Psychology2132
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2132
Social Sciences48122
Visual and Performing Arts32108
Grand total10069014745

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at George Washington University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services22
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education44
Engineering11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs82512
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service213
Legal Professions and Studies22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Grand total1927311

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at George Washington University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$51,950
Out-of-state$51,950
Books and supplies$1,275

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$28,845
Out-of-state$28,845

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,10482%
Grant or scholarship aid2,05780%$25,674
Student loan aid1,12143%$7,535

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,22566%$26,797
Federal student loans4,26139%$9,047

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for George Washington University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled George Washington University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants25,48810,05015,438
Percent admitted100%39%41%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%10%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

George Washington University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment27,159
Undergraduate enrollment11,504
Graduate enrollment15,655

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

George Washington University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (CPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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