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George Washington is a private graduate school in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 15,974 graduate students. Of the 133 graduate programs offered at George Washington University, 42 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at George Washington University are Law, International Affairs, and Business. 51% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
15,974
Part-Time Grad Students
8,199
Research Assistants
148
Teaching Assistants
627
Racial Diversity
  • White
    45.3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    17.5%
  • African American
    12.4%
  • Asian
    9.3%
  • Hispanic
    6.4%
  • Unknown
    6.3%
  • Multiracial
    2.3%
  • Native American
    0.4%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%
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Median Household Income
$60,217
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,375
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,646
National
$184,700
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George Washington University Graduate Reviews

30 reviews
Being in the history department, the faculty is second to none. They are extremely supportive to students and inventive on creating a unique learning experience. The bureaucracy of the school is crippling in trying to navigate basic student needs such as financial aid and registration. They are not helpful unless you visit them in person, which makes it impossible when you try to reach them over any breaks if you’re not near DC. The school does not value having graduate student housing, as seen by their elimination of it in the 2020-21 school year. Their scholarships are, while generous, misleading in the amount of time they will be received. I would rather have known I would receive aid for all four semesters at smaller increments than to have it depleted in my first year, something only the finest of print alludes to. Otherwise, the opportunities provided by education at GW is excellent and the ability to take classes across departments germane to your research focus is great.
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The office of admissions staff was very helpful with my transition, as well as the GWSPH faculty and staff. They are very interactive and informative. The process of applying and staying in the loop went smoothly because of all their hard work and dedication!
Graduate online student who has been mostly in the business world.
Way overpriced.
Mediocre and disorganized professors.
Support staff (including financial aid) that are average or worse.
Professors have very little interest in whether or not students succeed.
Professors are arrogant.
One gets the sense that the university has become a racket that is mainly focused on revenue and getting more students in the door.
Professors are completely uninterested in receiving feedback.

Overall the old adage seems to apply:
For those who can they do. For those who can't, they teach.
If you are dealing with anyone at GWU, keep careful notes about who told you what and when. They are notorious for giving false information and then claiming that they didn't.

GWU was a waste of my money and time.
Avoid GWU if you are seeking a good education and you desire to spend your money or take out loans for a good reason.