George Washington University

1918 F Street, NW, Washington, DC

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Majors offered at George Washington University

Biggest majors
International Relations and National Security Studies
Political Science and Government
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Academics at George Washington University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Somewhat Selective (42% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

George Washington University demographics

47% White
10% Asian
10% Black
8% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for George Washington University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer92k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)82k
Management Consultant79k
Data Analyst63k
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization62k
Research Analyst53k
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization49k
Based on 26,698 student responses
62kAvg. Early Career Pay
124.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
15%in STEM careers

Net price of attending George Washington University

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Student reviews of George Washington University

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Recommended by

80% of students

Known for

Great internship and research opportunities
Close to activities in a city
Good work-study options
Helpful career services
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Xi L
Foreign Languages



Non-engineering STEM lacks the necessary advisors and profs/TAs. Some buildings are nice, others are falling apart and/or smell like a sewer. Kids are superficially progressive with a heavy political culture due to their proximity to the capital. Lots of competition for basic resources like study spaces and classes. Class registration is like a free for all and often leaves students feeling cheated because they're missing classes needed to graduate or fulfill major/minor requirements Advising depends on the college but overall is a C+ maybe. A lot to do around DC, but uni admin makes school life and food difficult.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Advising, food, buildings, classes, and majors are all a toss-up really. If you want good advisors and better profs, engineering or the humanities is the way to go. Honors students are nothing like what honors claim or hope for them to be. Not disabled friendly due to frequent auto door malfunctions or slow or broken elevators. Many profs are also resistant to student disability services though the department itself is v. nice and accommodating but with usual issues of bureaucracy.

Trinity Williams
Drawing And Illustration
Piano + 6 others



If you enjoy the idea of a bustling city campus, meeting people from all over the world, and getting a really great education all in the nation's capital, GW is definitely the place for you! I enjoy the coursework of being an international affairs major, being a part of an all-girls acapella group, and being in Young Black Professionals in International affairs as well. I got the cool opportunity to work in Undergraduate admissions this semester as well, which prompted further overall enjoyment in my first year. I also ran from campus to the monuments weekly, which is a beauty I hadn't experienced prior to being on campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is, however, extremely expensive, hence why I am a student desperate on this website right now. They meet 99% of your needs, but sometimes their description of what you need based on finances is not an accurate depiction of your family's need for aid. I only earned merit scholarships from the financial aid office, which is not enough to cover what my family and I, as the daughter of a single mother, actually need to put me through all four years. If you are low-income or extremely well-off and have no need for aid, the financial aid process will be significantly less stressful. However, for students who are just middle-class, there is an overall panic due to a lack of perceptive needs that many of my friends and I experienced often this semester.

Jillian Ayles
Interior Design
Dance + 1 other



The dining dollar part of the meal plan is great and the dorms are amazing because there are no communal bathrooms.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is a big school and as a freshman, it's hard to always get the classes you want.



What I really like about George Washington University is the facility. They really care about your education and success and they really want you to get the most out of your education. The teaching styles are really good too.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Olivia McCafferty-Cable
Politics and Political Science
Music + 1 other



If you care about politics and making a difference in the world, this school is definitely for you. It has such a broad group of students with interests all across the board. There is definitely something for everyone! I've only been in the School of Media and Public Affairs for a year now, but every professor and student is so knowledgeable and passionate about their work. GW is in an amazing, historic location. D.C. is such an incredible place to explore if you are looking for city life mixed with a little bit of nature!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

This year, we did not have access to dining halls. However, our food plans are changing as they reincorporate dining halls in the fall 2022 semester. It is a bit pricy, so take that into consideration.

Sarah Cho



The location is the best thing about the school. Nothing beats being so close to the capital of the United States. The campus is very integrated with the city, which makes life more independent.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The lack of land or space can be frustrating at times. There aren't many open spaces of grass and tree, but that comes with being in a city. Also, there is not a strong sense of community amongst GW students.

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