A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
George Washington University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
1200-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for George Washington University

Cost

Net Price
$32,826/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,494/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,675/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,330/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,667/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,181/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.113 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,830Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Affluent and driven
    41%
  • Smart and open to diversity
    28%
  • Affluent, unoriginal, closed-minded
    9%
  • Smart, friendly, fun, open to diversity, driven
    7%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Driven and unoriginal
    4%
  • Closed off
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.149 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.187 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Right in the heart of DC
    52%
  • Well located
    14%
  • Expensive
    5%
  • Rich, white, old money kids in a great location
    5%
  • It's a great school to learn at
    4%
  • Location
    4%
  • An artificial college experience
    4%

After George Washington University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$64,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.82 responses
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George Washington University Reviews

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I am an alum as of one week ago, and I cannot thank GW enough! My 4 years here have been amazing in every way. From my work/study position at one of the Smithsonians to my professors in the SMPA to an internship that led to a permanent (and fantastic) job offer, GW allowed me to make my dreams come true. With minor exceptions, my professors were top-notch and challenged me to rise to their high expectations. I never felt threatened or unsafe on campus, despite taking some classes at night. I lived in dorms my first two years then found off-campus apartment housing in Arlington (easy Metro ride) for the last two. I love living in this great city. You will thrive on this campus if you have a high degree of personal responsibility, you are intellectually curious, you own your life and don't blame others when things don't go your way and you are eager and ready to be an adult. And graduating on the National Mall is outstanding!
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I love George Washington University! I have found a strong sense of belonging here by joining the Student Admissions Representatives team, where there are people who are just like me!The professors are awesome too! They are not intimidating at all. Despite their prestiges in their own academic fields, they could be really easy-going and approachable who really try their best to assist their students to succeed.
GW is an amazing school to be at! Everyone at GW is generally knowledgable about politics and international affairs, so you are exposed to a wide variety of political ideologies. It's an incredibly diverse political environment. This environment then attracts political speakers and other opportunities! As a freshman, you can get internships in some of DC's most prestigious workplaces because we are one of the few schools in inner DC! If you aren't interested in politics, all of our social science programs are equally amazing and our business and engineering program is extremely underrated!