Just a few blocks from the White House, the World Bank and the State Department, George Washington University gives its students a high-quality undergraduate education with the additional perks of a downtown D.C. location. With some of the most important political institutions, think tanks and research institutes in the county a metro ride away, George Washington University provides its students an unparallelled education, both in and out of the classroom. The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1821 and is the oldest of the schools at GW. The Elliott School of International Affairs is the largest of its kind, and attracts some of the brightest students in the country who wish to pursue a career in politics or international relations. With over 80 majors to choose from and a world of research tools like the Library of Congress right at their fingertips, students benefit immensely from the opportunities they are given during their four years at George Washington University. GW is generous with its financial aid as it seeks to attract the best students in the country, regardless of their ability to pay the sticker price.
|Admissions Phone||202 994-6040|
|Codes||SAT: 5246 ACT: 0664 FAFSA: 001444 CSS Profile: 5246|
|Location||Washington, District of Colombia; Major city, Less than a mile North West of the White House|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The GW Hatchet|
|Enrollment||~10,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Psychology, Business/Marketing, Communications/Journalism|
|Student Life||The Student Association (SA) is fashioned after the federal government, and governs the student body with an executive, legislative and judicial branch. It oversees the 300+ student organizations on campus like the GW College Democrats (the largest student organization on campus), the Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG) and the Sons of Pitch, the premier male a cappella group on campus. Students can also take advantage of the seemingly endless happenings in D.C. from Jazz in the Garden to exhibits in the Smithsonian museums that line the National Mall a few blocks from campus.|
|International||~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall, Spring, Summer; Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)|
|Crossover||Emory, Boston College, Georgetown, Washington University|
|Other||Selective (~30% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
Lynn Radlauer Lubell, Publisher of InLikeMe.com and Founder of Admission By Design, an Educational Consultancy based in Boca Raton, Florida.