George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 27,159
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 7,244 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

George Washington University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 25,488 applications and only 10,249 students were granted admission. George Washington University is at the #38 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 40% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 54% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1180 to 1395
ACT27 to 32

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, George Washington University's tuition was $51,875 for all students regardless of residency (93.6% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of George Washington University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 14% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,370 (which is 0.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at George Washington University in 2016-2017, was 1,116, which is 43% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,226 (which is 5.6% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, George Washington University has enrolled a total of 27,159 students (18,269 students full-time and 8,890 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 27,159 students, 627 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 11,504 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 15,655 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 4,422 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 49%

Non-resident alien: 15%

Black/African American: 10%

Asian: 10%

Hispanic: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at George Washington University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Legal Professions And Studies 20% 2,326 201
Health Professions And Related Programs 19% 2,250 1155
Education 12% 1,394 361
Engineering 9% 1,122 57
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 1,089 768
Social Sciences 7% 862 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 338 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 315 247
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 213
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 194 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of George Washington University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of George Washington University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $51,400. Last year, out of the total 2,025 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,843 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,542 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,313 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $51,400 $67,100
Employment Rate 91% 91%
Total Graduates 2,025 2,542

Campus Location

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