George Washington University: Ranking & Review

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George Washington University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate41%39%43%
Applicants26,98710,42116,566
Admissions11,0594,0147,045
Enrolled undergraduates2,6109391,671
Enrolled total (including graduate students)27,97311,34016,633

6,485 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

5,014 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $80.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,197
Percent of students submitting SAT scores46%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
680
Math
680

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,107
Percent of students submitting ACT scores42%
ACT Composite
30
ACT English
31
ACT Math
29

George Washington University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $69,368 $69,368
Off-campus $69,368 $69,368
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $17,145 and other expenses per full academic year.

George Washington University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 8,016 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $51,274 $51,274
Fees for full-time undergraduates $72 $72
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,520 $1,520
Tuition for Full-time graduates $29,790 $29,790
Fees for full-time graduates $50 $50
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,655 $1,655

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 588 286 911 264 2,049
Social Sciences 876 584 24 1,484
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 446 700 33 1,179
Legal Professions and Studies 220 620 840
Engineering 167 226 52 445
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 89 291 7 387
Education 323 49 372
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 148 173 321
Psychology 111 98 39 248
Mathematics and Statistics 43 175 11 229
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 115 85 22 222
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 36 152 188
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 15 152 10 177
Visual and Performing Arts 1 69 55 125
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 76 18 94
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 17 74 91
Physical Sciences 42 8 7 57
History 26 16 4 46
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 28 12 3 43
English Language and Literature & Letters 32 5 2 39
Natural Resources and Conservation 22 14 36
Philosophy and Religious Studies 16 5 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11 11
Architecture and Related Services 8 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Grand Total6012,5954,3631,1658,724

A total of 3,196 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at George Washington University.

At the master's and doctor's level 5,528 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate81%78%83%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 75%

General info

Alternative namesGW
GWU
Founded1821
MottoDeus Nobis Fiducia
In God Our Trust
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsbuff, blue
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff5,620
Instructional FTE1,668
Research FTE91
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.gwu.edu
Address2121 I Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20052
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Phone2029941000
Fax+1 (202) 994 0654

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