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George Washington University
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  • 4 Year
  • WASHINGTON, DC

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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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George Washington is a highly rated private university located in Washington, D.C. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,141 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the George Washington acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include International Relations, Political Science and Government, and Nursing. Graduating 85% of students, George Washington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $53,600.

About

1918 F STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20052
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference

George Washington University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

GW Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1270-1450
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$40,308 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,178 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 113 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 133 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 132 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,141 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,622
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
  • Affluent and driven
    36%
  • Smart and open to diversity
    26%
  • Smart, friendly, fun, open to diversity, driven
    10%
  • Affluent, unoriginal, closed-minded
    9%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Driven and unoriginal
    5%
  • Closed off
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 167 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 205 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 95 responses
  • Right in the heart of DC
    52%
  • Well located
    13%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Rich, white, old money kids in a great location
    5%
  • An artificial college experience
    4%
  • Love it and my classes but you have to put in work
    4%
  • It's a great school to learn at
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 82 responses

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