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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
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
George Washington University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Website
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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
40%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1180-1395
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$39,562/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,038/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,666/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,883/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,680/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,178/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
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.120 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,430Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Affluent and driven
    38%
  • Smart and open to diversity
    27%
  • Affluent, unoriginal, closed-minded
    12%
  • Smart, friendly, fun, open to diversity, driven
    7%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Driven and unoriginal
    4%
  • Closed off
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.154 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.192 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Right in the heart of DC
    50%
  • Well located
    13%
  • Rich, white, old money kids in a great location
    7%
  • Expensive
    5%
  • An artificial college experience
    5%
  • It's a great school to learn at
    4%
  • Location
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
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 could not have asked for a better school to attend. GWU has the best access to not just amazing learning opportunities, but it is the go to place for internships. I was able to land one with the Treasury, and even got to meet Steven Mnuchin! How many interns can say that? It has also allowed me to develop very strong leadership skills and the ability to work in teams. This school allowed me to grow as a person both personally and professionally.
This school does have its flaws. It really needs to work on protecting its students against sexual violence. Not enough has been done, and in this day and age, more needs to be done. GWU is quite expensive, and even though they have good financial aid, they don't provide enough dining dollars to last a semester and that makes getting food a struggle at times.
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This is an amazing university to have every experience a college student needs to have! Its classes are very interesting, and the campus is full of services for anything you need from a good health center to tutoring to writing excellent essays. The amount of professional opportunities like part time jobs and internships are enormous! This is a perfect university to study Social Sciences and learn more about conflict resolution.
It is an amazing school, and it’s honestly SO underrated! The location is amazing, you can see the Washington monument from most classrooms. The athletics, especially for women’s sports, is really good. Overall this school offers a totally different experience from basic colleges and gives students unique opportunities!