GWU

George Washington University

2121 I St NW, Washington, United States
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  • Total Documents
    5,776
  • Class Notes
    2,265
  • Textbook Notes
    491
  • Study Guides
    3,019
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,724
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,123

Overview of George Washington University (GWU)

About this school

The George Washington University, founded in 1821, is a private institution. At the undergraduate level, GW seeks to offer both a sound education in a liberal context and the foundation skills that prepare students for productive professional lives of continuous learning. The experiences GW presents to students include analytical thinking in a variety of fields, respect for fact and history, practice in adaptability, attention to the consequences of human activity and the first steps toward mastery of a particular domain. The location in the heart of Washington, DC gives the school a special "flavor." GW strives to induce in its students an awareness of ethical and professional values, a sense of responsibility for the larger society, a clear vision of the international, interdependent future and a commitment to public life. Its 36-acre campus is located in the federal section of Washington, DC, several blocks from the White House.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,999
    • Men:4,845 (40.4%)
    • Women:7,154 (59.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (GWU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to George Washington University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2121 I Street, NW
City, State, Zip
Washington, DC  20052
Phone
(202) 994-6040
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 5
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 5
Early Decision Notification
April 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 26,987 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 16,566 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 10,421 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,345 (30%) of 11,059 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,108 (30%) of 7,045 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,237 (31%) of 4,014 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
678 average |640-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
41%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
10%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
677 average |640-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
41%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
9%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |29-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
63%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
2%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (GWU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,518 (75.97348210609996%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,000 (18.454637082463837%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,325 (1.8809533949434294%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,600 (3.6909274164927672%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


George Washington University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 24
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001444
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,632 (64.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,193 (73.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,171 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
597 (51.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$46,348
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,136 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,167
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 870 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,596
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 832 (71.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
734 (29.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,188

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,717 (55.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,744 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,675 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,302 (49.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$45,233
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,398 (94.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,279
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,675 (78.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,170
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,403 (51.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,927 (28.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,846

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
46%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,305
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (GWU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


George Washington University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


72.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


78.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


81.0%

Programs & Majors (GWU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (78)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Genetics, Other
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Systems Engineering

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, chemical toxicology, art therapy, economics, engineering economics, operations research

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science in Health Science, Master of Forensic Sciences, Master of Science, Executive Master of Health Administration, Master of International Studies, Master of Public Policy, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Science in Information Systems Technology, Master of Tourism Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of International Policy and Practice, Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, Master of Business Administration, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (130)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Folklore
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geography
  • Health Communication
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interior Design
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • International Trade Policy
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Investment Management
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Military and Defense Studies
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Museum Education
  • Museum Studies
  • National Security
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Publishing
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Religion
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Western European Studies
  • Women's Studies

Campus Life (GWU)

Location & Geography

Population


632,323

Nearest Metropolitan Area


36 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
26.8 average low in January, 84.7 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Washington, D.C.
Nearest Bus Station
Washington, D.C.
Nearest Train Station
Washington, D.C.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


61% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


39%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Colonials (George)
School Colors
Buff and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


George Washington University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, program board, student association, residence hall association, college democrats, college republicans

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


10,893

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,999
Women
7,154
Men
4,845

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 11.3% Asian
  • 7.6% Black/African-American
  • 11.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 58.3% White
  • 7.3% Unknown

International Students


11.2% from 97 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


15,974

Student Resources (GWU)