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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.

Website: www.gwu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
11,999
Undergraduate
Students
(59.6%) 7,154 Women
(40.4%) 4,845 Men
15,974
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 26,987 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
640-720 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
677 average
640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$75,235
Tuition and Fees
$56,935
Room and Board
$14,300
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Freshman Award
$49,366
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,305
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
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
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Campus Life

Washington Population
632,323
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Colonials (George)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
91.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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