George Washington University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: District of Columbia


The George Washington University (or GW) is a private university located in Foggy Bottom of Washington, D.C., close to the White House. GW takes advantage of its location in the nation's capital -- graduation is held on the National Mall, and the curriculum has an international emphasis. International relations, international business, and political science are some of the most popular majors among undergraduates. For its strengths in the liberal arts and science, GW was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the George Washington University Colonials compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Economics, English, Finance, History, International Business, International Relations, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 25116
Total Grad Students: 14758
Undergraduate Students: 10358
Faculty: 1081

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

2121 I Street nw
Washington District of Columbia 20052


Main Email:

Main Phone: 202-994-1000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jane Alexander
Associate Director for Student Recruitment, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Arturo Carrillo
Assistant Director, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Susan J. D'Amico
Associate Director, International Services

Athletics Contact:
Jack Kvancz
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
No minimum GPA required is published by George Washington University.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year and four-year institution varies by major. Minimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree is 30-45.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is not required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
Application Fee of $65 but can be waived for applicants with financial need.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admission

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 27 31
English 27 33
Math 26 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 600 690
Math 610 700
Writing 620 700

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1804

Transfers Accepted: 980

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 54%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 32%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 22%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 1275

Other Expenses: 1400

Room and Board: 10325

Tuition and Fees: 44148

Total Cost: 57148

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Traditionally, financing a college education is the responsibility of the family. The GWU realizes that the cost of a education may exceed a families ability. In such cases, GW provides a wide range of financial aid to help a family finance a GW education.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6060

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 67%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 65%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 40%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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