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The George Washington University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate49%

About GW

The George Washington University sits in the heart of the nation's capital, where the worlds of politics, science, business, engineering, media, and the arts converge. Our students have unparalleled opportunities to study and work alongside leaders in every discipline. Our vast network of internships, research, service, partners, and alumni make coming here life changing. Every day, our students experience moments that happen only at GW.

The George Washington University is a private, nonprofit university in the city of Washington, DC. GW was founded in 1821. The university enrolls around 25,939 students a year, including 11,482 undergraduate students.

GW Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into GW. The acceptance rate at GW is 49%. In 2022, 27,266 students applied to GW and 13,354 were admitted.

The George Washington University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 31%

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The George Washington University is located in the city of Washington, DC,.

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College Info

1918 F Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20052

Campus Setting: Urban

GW Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to GW is Jan 5.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to GW is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

GW SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1340 - 1470


Math SAT Range

660 - 750


Reading SAT Range

670 - 740

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Wondering what life at GW is like? There are approximately 25,939 students enrolled at GW, including 11,482 undergraduate students and 14,457 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 4% percent are from DC and 96% percent of students are from other states.


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