George Washington University

Washington, DC
1918 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
202-994-1000

George Washington University (GW or GWU) is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1821 by an Act of Congress and inspired by George Washington's call for American youth to prepare for leadership in "the government of our expanding country," GW is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the nation.

With more than 27,000 students from all 50 states and more than 130 countries, GW offers 200+ majors and degrees. The university has a strong commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional education.

GW's eight schools and colleges include the School of Media and Public Affairs, the School of Business, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Nursing, the GW Law School, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

The university is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of D.C., just a few blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. GW also has campuses in Mount Vernon, Virginia and Ashburn, Virginia.

GW is a highly selective university, with an acceptance rate of just over 20%. The university is ranked 54th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is also ranked in the top 100 universities in the world by several other international rankings.

The George Washington University was founded in 1821 by an Act of Congress. The university was created in response to George Washington's call for American youth to prepare for leadership in "the government of our expanding country."

GW is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the nation. The university is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of D.C., just a few blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.

The university is highly selective, with an acceptance rate of just over 20%. The university is ranked 54th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is also ranked in the top 100 universities in the world by several other international rankings.

GW offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional education. The university's eight schools and colleges include the School of Media and Public Affairs, the School of Business, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Nursing, the GW Law School, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

GW is committed to providing an excellent education to all of its students. The university offers a variety of need-based and merit-based financial aid programs to make sure that no student is denied an education due to financial circumstances.

GW also offers a variety of student services and support programs, including academic advising, tutoring, mental health counseling, and career services. The university also has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a number of programs and resources dedicated to supporting students from all backgrounds.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.gwu.edu/

Financial Aid: https://financialaid.gwu.edu/

Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $73,685

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $73,685

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at George Washington University is $267736.10. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at George Washington University. For graduates of George Washington University, we saw an average early-career income of $45200.00 and mid-career income of $69600.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.