42%

Acceptance Rate

$29,643

Avg.Financial Aid

001444

FAFSA Code

About George Washington University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

28,172

Website

https://www.gwu.edu

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MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

George Washington University is one of the largest private not-for-profit institutions of higher education in D.C. With its headquarters at the Foggy Bottom Campus, the university has its presence across two more locations - the Mount Vernon Campus and the Virginia Science & Technology Campus. Apart from these, the university also has online & Virginia Academic Centers in Alexandria and Arlington for imparting graduate education opportunities to working professionals near their homes and workplaces.

GWU was established on February 9, 1821, the university was chartered by an Act of Congress. Since then, the university has strived to uphold its mission to educate individuals in liberal arts, languages, sciences, learned professions, and other courses and subjects of study, and to conduct scholarly research and publish the findings of such research.

GW’s five strategic initiatives are an institution-wide effort to move the university forward, guiding new investments and enhancements to the Student Experience, Research, Philanthropy and Constituent Engagement, Medical Enterprise, and Institutional Culture. George Washington University is one of the largest private employers in D.C.

George Washington University, which is located in Washington, DC is a private university. The foundation of George Washington University was laid down in the year 1821. The motto of the George Washington University is Latin: Deus Nobis Fiducia and its official colors are buff and blue. In addition to over 12,484 undergraduate students, GWU also boasts of over 15,330 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 27,159 (2016). To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 2,663 faculty. At George Washington University, around 89% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 62% of the students are females and 38% are males. Finally, at GWU around 49% are white, 12% are Non-resident alien, and 11% are Asian. The college has produced several notable alumni including Eliza Dushku (Businessperson, Television producer), Alec Baldwin (Television producer, Film Producer), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Editor), and Colin Powell (Statesman, Politician) in its 199 years of existence. Sports is an intergral part of any campus, and in this case, the university’s teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – A-10. A total of 834 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by GWU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation), and MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education). The total endowment of the George Washington University is around $1 billion (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

2121 I Street NW

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2029941000
Fax: 2029940325
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed George Washington University at the 78th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

42%

SAT Range

1280 - 1460

ACT Range

29 - 32

Application Fee

$75

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Admission to GWU is moderately difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. To kickstart the admission process at GWU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $80. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1280-1470, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 30 might also given admission but the average ACT score at George Washington University is 31. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 1918 F Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052, or call (202) 994-1000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$39,600

Average Annual Cost

$55,140

Books And Supplies

$1,325

Other Fees

$90

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,850

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,525

Total One Year Cost

$71,930

Before applying to GWU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $74,160. The average annual tuition cost ($56,935), books and supplies ($1,400), room and boarding ($14,300), and budget for other expenses ($1,525) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

93%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

33%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$10,344

Faculty Overview

55%

Male Professors

45%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

598 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

482 Graduates

Political Science and Government

269 Graduates

Economics

200 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

180 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

172 Graduates

Psychology, General

137 Graduates

International Business

120 Graduates

Marketing

102 Graduates

Biology, General

87 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

69 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

55 Graduates

Journalism

54 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

51 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

47 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

46 Graduates

Mathematics

45 Graduates

Computer Science

44 Graduates

Anthropology

41 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

37 Graduates

History

37 Graduates

Systems Engineering

36 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

35 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

35 Graduates

Chemistry

32 Graduates

Public Health

31 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

30 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

30 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

30 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

24 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

24 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

24 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

24 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

23 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

23 Graduates

Area Studies

22 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

22 Graduates

Philosophy

22 Graduates

Statistics

21 Graduates

Sociology

20 Graduates

Human Services, General

19 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

18 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

17 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

16 Graduates

Civil Engineering

15 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

12 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

12 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

12 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

12 Graduates

Physics

12 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

11 Graduates

Dance

10 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

10 Graduates

Archeology

8 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

7 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

7 Graduates

Music

6 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

5 Graduates

Peace Studies and Conflict Resoluti...

5 Graduates

Homeland Security

4 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

4 Graduates

Computer Engineering

3 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

3 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

3 Graduates

Engineering, General

2 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

2 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

2 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

12,546

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

14%

Full-time

90%

Part-time

10%

Students Gender

Male

39%

US National: 44%

Female

61%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

51% White

6% Unknown

7% Black

10% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

11% Non Resident alien

11% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

88%

Out Of State

1%

In State

11%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$85,677 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 98% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

98%

Undergrads in College Housing

65%

Averege Housing Cost

$14,345/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $2,800/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$2,800/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Colonials

School Colors

buff and blue

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

238

Total Female Athletes

271

Intramural Sports

12

Sports Club

10

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Water Polo

Other

Squash

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Gymnastics

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Other

Squash

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $14,300 per year. The average meal plan at GWU costs around $2,800 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 38% and 62%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$53,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$69,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,750

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$195 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

80%

Average Aid Per Year

$29,643

Students Receiving Federal Grants

14%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,989

Students Receiving State Aid

1%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,493

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

80%

Average Aid Per Year

$28,463

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$53,048

$30K - $48K

$50,691

$48K - $75K

$47,528

$75K - $110K

$40,236

> $110K

$24,317

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,831,119

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$59,368,313

In case the students at George Washington University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $6,501, whereas the financial aid is $31,651. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $1,629, while the institutional aid is $31,651. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at GWU based on students' financial needs add up to $4,831,119 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $59,368,313.

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