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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
12,484
Undergraduates
4,757
Men - 38.1%
7,728
Women - 61.9%
15,330
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 26,978 applicants were admitted
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
700 average
650-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
675 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$75,235
Tuition and Fees
$56,935
Room and Board
$14,300
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$49,366
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,768
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,160
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
11%
10-19
44%
20-29
16%
30-39
11%
40-49
8%
50-99
6%
Over 100
3%
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Not reported Population
632,323
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
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Colonials (George)
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
12.2%
Black/African-American
9.1%
Hispanic/Latino
12.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
56.4%
Unknown
5%
International Students
11.3%
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported