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Colleges / The George Washington University

GW Student Life

GW is on a 36-acre campus in an urban setting in Washington, DC. There are many activities and organizations for GW students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

GW also has fraternities and sororities.

GW has a thriving Program Board. In fact, more students participate in 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.

The GW community comes together each year for Homecoming, Welcome Week and Colonial Inauguration.

GW Housing

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

Most GW students live off campus. In 2021, 4% of undergrads at GW lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 96% of students lived off-campus or commuted to GW.

GW offers coed housing and .

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 unversity, funding, and compention 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 Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew Intercollegiate Sport 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
Tennis NCAA Division 1 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 to 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

GW Students

63%

Women

37%

Men

86%

Full Time

14%

Part Time

4%

In State

96%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

50%

12%

12%

10%

8%

5%

3%

0.14%

0.10%

Graduate Students

15,255

Undergraduate Students

11,762

Non-Resident / International Students

1,156

GW Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 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
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 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

27,017

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

43%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,886

Out-of-State

$57,886

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 5
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