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

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

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

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 Programs5882869112642,049
Social Sciences876584241,484
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services446700331,179
Legal Professions and Studies220620840
Engineering16722652445
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services892917387
Education32349372
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs148173321
Psychology1119839248
Mathematics and Statistics4317511229
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1158522222
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service36152188
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1515210177
Visual and Performing Arts16955125
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields761894
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies177491
Physical Sciences428757
History2616446
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2812343
English Language and Literature & Letters325239
Natural Resources and Conservation221436
Philosophy and Religious Studies16521
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1212
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1111
Architecture and Related Services88
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 population706,000
Phone2029941000
Fax+1 (202) 994 0654

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