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George Washington Demographics & Diversity

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at George Washington are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 44% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of George Washington University students
Race Percent of Students
White 56%
Black 6%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 10%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 64% more female students than male students enrolled at George Washington University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, George Washington has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for George Washington University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for George Washington University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,219
Women 16,798

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

George Washington serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 99% of the student body residing outside of District Of Columbia or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for George Washington University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 2%
Out of State 88%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$85,677 per year

14% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 9%
Part time Undergrads 7.5%

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