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George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
University Yard is GW's largest open space in Foggy Bottom. credit: Another Believer
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
10,430 Undergraduates
40% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
George Washington University
2121 I Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
20052
(202) 994-1000
www.gwu.edu

George Washington University, a private research university in Washington, D.C., is one of the top 60 colleges in the U.S. The college was established on February 9, 1821, when President James Monroe signed the Act of Congress that brought it into being. Today, the campus sits on 43 acres of land and is only four blocks from the White House. Both Former U.S. President and Former First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama have spoken at the school. The school’s motto is “Deus Nobis Fiducia” or “God is Our Trust.” Alumni from GWU have been Nobel Laureates, Academy Award and Golden Globe winners, diplomats, Olympic athletes and MacArthur Fellows. Notable alumni include Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, actress Kerry Washington, Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover, Former U.S. Senator Harry Reid, CNN correspondent Dana Bash and chef Ina Garten. The school’s colors are buff and blue and its mascot is George, as in the Former U.S. President. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I – A-10, and varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, golf, rowing, soccer and sailing, and women’s basketball, gymnastics, lacrosse, rowing and squash.

Location

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
42%

Men

58%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

98%

Live On Campus

473

New Transfer Students

Admissions
40%

Acceptance Rate

25%

Enrollment Yield

1180-1395

SAT Range

25,488

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$39,562

Typical Cost

$53,518

Average Tuition

82%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$22,688

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

17

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

222

Doctorates Awareded

International Relations

Top Major

14

Faculty Awards

12

National Academy Members

94

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 475 organizations

Greek Life:

Important, more than 40 sororities and fraternities to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known for their parties
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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