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The George Washington University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%
Acceptance Rate50%

GW Academics

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. GW accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, GW does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 84% of students who start college at GW graduate within six years.

GW offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted X
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: GW may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At GW?

GW has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with GW directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at GW

When choosing a major, GW students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at GW.

Student Designed Majors

GW allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

GW does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at GW

GW offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About The George Washington University


Does GW Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ GW offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does GW Have An Online Program?

✅ GW has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does GW Offer AP Credit?

✅ GW offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does GW Have An Honors Program?

✅ GW offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at GW.

Does GW Require Internships?

❌ GW does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While GW does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.


Additional Information About The George Washington University


The George Washington University Library

The main library on campus is the Gelman Library.

Dual Degree Programs at GW

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

GW offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering

•3-2 dual degree program in business administration

•Chemical toxicology, art therapy, economics, engineering economics, operations research

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does GW have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

GW has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at GW include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

26,457

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

50%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,869

Out-of-State

$59,869

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 5
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