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George Washington University
  • 4 Year
  • Washington, DC

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

GW is preparing to be in person to the fullest extent possible for fall 2021. Still, most of our engagement opportunities for prospective students & families remain virtual; find them on our Journey to GW page. Contact us with any questions (202-994-6040 or gwadm@gwu.edu). Find GW updates at https://go.gwu.edu/covid19. Thank you for your patience & understanding. Learn More

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 C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

editorial

George Washington is a highly rated private university located in Washington, D.C. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 11,102 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the George Washington acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include International Relations, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Nursing. Graduating 82% of students, George Washington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $53,600.

About

800 21st 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
41%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1280-1470
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
$38,829 / 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
$32,952 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 113 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 126 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 125 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • All
    6%
  • None
    92%
  • Some
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,102 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,382
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Affluent and driven
    37%
  • Smart and open to diversity
    27%
  • Affluent, unoriginal, closed-minded
    10%
  • Smart, friendly, fun, open to diversity, driven
    9%
  • Unique
    6%
  • Driven and unoriginal
    5%
  • Closed off
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 160 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 198 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
  • Right in the heart of DC
    51%
  • Well located
    13%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Rich, white, old money kids in a great location
    6%
  • An artificial college experience
    5%
  • Love it and my classes but you have to put in work
    5%
  • 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
82%
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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