Located in Washington, D.C. (USA), the George Washington University (GW) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across 14 schools.

Located in Washington, D.C., the George Washington University (GW) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across 10 schools and colleges. The George Washington University sits in the heart of the nation's capital, where the world of politics, science, business, technology, and the arts converge. Over 10,000 of our undergraduate student population has access to unparalleled opportunities to study and work alongside leaders in every discipline. Our students put their knowledge into action through our vast network of internships, research, internships and community service; the three hallmarks of a GW education. Our alumni graduate with the readiness to put their knowledge into action by being prepared for employment or to continue their education through a master’s or doctoral program. 

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 40%
  • Average ACT range: 30-33
  • Average SAT range: 1330-1460 (without writing included)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Archaeology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geography; Geology; History; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available: https://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/undergraduate-majors


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $80,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Gymnastics; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Water Polo; Women's Water Polo

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