• Address: 2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

  • Phone Number: (202) 994-1000

  • Website: https://online.gwu.edu/


About

George Washington University is a private not-for-profit which was established back in the year 1821 and was formerly known as the Columbian University. It got its current name in the year 1904. The university was named after the first president of the United States of America 'George Washington'. The university is dedicated to providing its students with the world-class education and facilities. It is located in Washington D.C, United States, and has over 2,663 academic staff.

The university and its online programs are well known across the world. It currently has over 27,195 students enrolled in the various programs which include 18,269 full-time and 8,890 part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 13:1.

  • George Washington University acceptance rate is 40%.

  • George Washington University address is 2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052.

The university offers various services to the students in order to prepare them for various fields and help them in building their careers. Few of the services provided by the university are student portal, athletic programs, health services, and many more.


George Washington University Online

The university started providing online education with the goal of educating the citizens around the world. The online degrees and courses provided by the university are considered one of the best and follows the flexible structure that allows the students to pursue education from anywhere in the world.

The university allows students to study at their own pace and provides 24/7 accessible content and online facilities.

  • The online degrees and programs offered are accredited and the university allows the convenience of transfer of credits.

  • The university offers Associates, Bachelors, and Masters Degree along with the Certificate programs as well as Doctoral programs.

  • It offers around 85 online programs across 19 different fields of study.

  • Some of the majors offered to the students are Arts, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Paralegal Studies.

  • GWU Blackboard is an online portal for the students offered by the university for experiencing the real-time, virtual classroom environment for the online students. It is the course management system of the university which also allows keeping track of GWU schedule of classes.

  • GWU Banweb is an application that allows the students to access the information regarding the university and the role within it.

  • GWU email- Unique email ID's are provided by the university where students can access their personal information and can receive and send important emails.

  • GWU portal allows the students to access different information and facilities offered by the university. It is an online portal known as myGW.


George Washington University Schools

College of Professional Studies Milken Institute School of Public Health
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences School of Business
Elliott School of International Affairs School of Engineering and Applied Science
Graduate School of Education and Human Development School of Medicine and Health Science
George Washington University law school School of Nursing

George Washington University Reviews

Some of the student reviews are given below

  • The place is great for pursuing the social science programs.

  • The online programs are excellent and flexible to pursue.

  • Faculty and professors are approachable and knowledgeable.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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FAFSA/Federal School Code

001444

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

AACSB, CACREP, ABA

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://online.gwu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Some of the programs offered by the university are programmatically accredited.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Business Management, Health Science Management, and Information System programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

  • Law and Professional studies programs are accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). 

  • Mental Health and Psychology programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 

Campus Life

  • Athletics - The university allows its students to represent itself in various different athletic programs, such as Baseball, Volleyball, and Basketball. The athletic team is known as George Washington Colonials.

  • GWU Bookstore - The university has its own campus store that has a wide variety of materials, ranging from apparels and accessories to textbooks, and reading materials for the students.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 90 % Part Time: 73 %
Total Population 27,159
Student Population Full Time: 18,269 Part Time: 8,890
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 81 %

The College Monk

Female: 86 %

Total Graduation Rate: 84 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

George Washington University offers 85 online programs across 19 Majors

Business Management

Offering 6 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 11 programs accross 5 degrees

Engineering

Offering 5 programs accross 2 degrees

Arts

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 16 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 21 programs accross 5 degrees

Paralegal Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Law

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Chemistry

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Biology

Offering 8 programs accross 2 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Political Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Exercise Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

George Washington University Acceptance Rate is 40%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $75
Graduate Application Fee $80

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 25,488
Total Applicants Admitted 10,249
Applicants Enrolled 2,525
Full time Applicants Enrolled 2,517
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 8
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

George Washington University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 1,363
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,016
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 54%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 40%
SAT Math 640 average 590 - 690 range
SAT Critical Reading 650 average 600 - 700 range
SAT Writing 645 average 600 - 690 range
ACT Composite 29 average 27 - 31 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Admission to George Washington University

George Washington offers 2 types of early decision, Decision I and Decision II. Applicants who choose George Washington University as their 1st preference must enter into a binding agreement with the University and pay a non-refundable enrolment deposit, by paying this fee, the applicant should agree to withdraw applications submitted to other colleges, after which they are granted admission at GW.

Admission requirements for Undergraduate Programs

Admission Process

  • Applicants must submit a completed application form.Along with the application file, the applicant must submit a common application.

  • Applicants need to submit a writing supplement

  • Applicant’s official secondary school transcript/academic record needs to be sent directly to GW from the granting school/college.

  • Applicants must submit either College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) score along with their application.

  • Applicants must submit letters of recommendation from counselor/ teacher.

  • Applicants must submit the College Report from previously attended college.


Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

Admission Process

  • Applicant must submit an online application via university's online portal.

  • Submission of required transcripts and detailed marks certificate from all previously added institutions.

  • Applicants must submit a copy of their Statement of Purpose (SOP).

  • Applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores.

  • Submission of Resumes, proof of specialized certification and other supporting documents.

Note

  • Applicants looking for admission to Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs are requested to send their portfolio containing 10-15 completed works that will be submitted to SlideRoom, a third-party website and reviewed by the undergraduate admissions office.

International Students Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must submit a common application

  • Applicants must have all the schools/colleges previously attended and send official certificates/records to GW.These records must have a listing of all the subjects studied, examinations were taken, grades received.

  • Applicants must submit copies of diplomas/certificates received from secondary schools/colleges/universities.

  • If applicants have written state examinations, they are required to submit records/certificates of the same. If these records are not in English, applicants must submit a certified English translation document.

  • Applicant’s whose first language is not English must submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the PTE Academic with a minimum score of 90 on the Internet-based TOEFL and 6.5 on the IELTS.

  • Applicants planning to study on a student visa or exchange visitor visa are required to submit a completed George Washington University financial certificate.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university and other institutions are always looking to encourage students to pursue higher education, thus financial aid is provided to various students based on their eligibility and the need for financial aid. Financial assistance programs is provided in various forms, such as loans, grants, scholarships, and federal work-study programs.

A student looking for financial aid must fill up the FAFSA form. George Washington University federal school code is 001444.

  • The Federal Aid include Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans and many more.

  • The Institutional Aid include One Year Award, University and Alumni Award, Virginia State Grants, Presidential Academic Scholarship, Francine Zorn Trachtenberg Scholarship, Presidential Arts Scholarship, Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship and many more.

  • The State Aid include DC Tuition Assistance Grant and GW District Scholars Award.

  • The Military Aid includes Army ROTC Scholarship and Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,649 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,988 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loans $6,180 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $25,065 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $6,180 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
DC Tuition Assistance Grant $2,500 Residents of DC. Demonstrate Financial need Varies
GW District Scholars Award $7,500 Full-time first-year undergraduate student. Resident of District. Varies

Data Source: https://online.gwu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
One Year Award Varies Demonstrate Financial need. Varies
University and Alumni Award Varies Undergraduate. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies
Virginia State Grants Varies Students who attend GW Virginia based programs Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Francine Zorn Trachtenberg Scholarship Varies Full-time Undergraduate. Satisfactory academic progress. Varies
National Scholarships Varies Full-time Undergraduate. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Presidential Academic Scholarship Varies Full-time Undergraduate. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Scottish Rite Foundation Scholarship Varies Full-time Undergraduate. Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies

Data Source: https://online.gwu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
ROTC Scholarship Varies Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC scholars Major in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geological sciences or engineering Varies
Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $15,118 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001 Graduate students Varies
Tuition Assistance $1,158 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Undergraduate students Varies

Data Source: https://online.gwu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $23,038
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,666
$48,001 - $75,000 $26,883
$75,001 - $110,000 $31,680
Over $110,000 $44,178

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 14% $4,301
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 80% $25,674
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 15% $5,673
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 79% $24,653
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 43% $7,535
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 43% $6,226
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 39,562
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 950 $18,812
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 238 $22,159
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 712 $17,693

Data Source: https://online.gwu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The library offers the students lots of facilities and resources and allows the students to reserve rooms to study, search books and other resources efficiently through the search option. The university has an e-library which can be navigated easily on the online portal. Workshops are also conducted on the library portal

Rankings

The reviews from several students suggest that the university offers world-class education, as well as facilities to the students.

Some of the rankings according to the US News is given below. 

  • The university is ranked 63rd on the list of the 'National Universities'.

  • It is ranked 33rd on the list of the 'Best Colleges for Veterans' and 68th in the list of 'Best Value Schools'.

  • The university is ranked 35th on the list of 'High School Counselor Rankings' and 37th in terms of 'Most Innovative Schools'.

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