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Colleges / The George Washington University

The George Washington University

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

GW Student Life

GW is on a 36-acre campus in the urban setting of Washington, DC.

GW Student Activities

GW has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? GW has fraternities and sororities.

GW has the Program Board. In fact, more students participate in the Program Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at GW include Student Association, Residence Hall Association, College Democrats and College Republicans.

GW students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Welcome Week and Colonial Inauguration.

GW Housing

This table offers information on housing at GW.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for junior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 57%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing ––
Number of Students Living On-Campus ––
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 43%

GW offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of GW students live on campus. In 2022, 57% of undergrads at GW lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 43% of students lived off-campus or commuted to GW.

GW offers coed housing.

GW Athletics

At GW there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at GW:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew Intercollegiate Sport NCAA Division 1

Safety at GW

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The George Washington University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The GW campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

GW offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to GW

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit GW, take Interstate 95 to Washington, DC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Reagan National airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in DC you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore GW's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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GW Students

64%

Women

36%

Men

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

3%

In State

97%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

50%

13%

12%

9%

8%

5%

3%

0.12%

0.06%

Graduate Students

14,955

Undergraduate Students

11,502

Non-Resident / International Students

997

GW Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

26,457

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

50%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$58,640

Out-of-State

$58,640

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 5
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