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George Washington University

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Student Population
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Location Washington, District Of Columbia
Online gwu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Washington, District Of Columbia, George Washington University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 26,978 prospective students applied, and 11,019 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,619 enrolled in the school.  19,099 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 9,073 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $56,845 plus fees of $90. George Washington is ranked 71 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



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Admission Standards
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SAT 1280/1470
ACT 30/33
GPA 3.81
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $80

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for George Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$90
Room and Board $14,300
Budget for Other Expenses$1,525
Total One Year Cost$74,160

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$80,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
81% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by George Washington University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 34%
Business 16%
Health Professions 14%
Psychology 5%
Communication 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131469 IPEDS survey data for George Washington University.

Current students may use the George Washington University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.