Athletics

Location
Washington, DC
Undergrads
9,758
Tuition
$47,343
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: This year the basketball team got somewhere, but overall it isn't a school for sports.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Club sports are not funded as well as they could be. Varsity sports receive a ton of funding, but is very unimportant to most students life. The student Health and Wellness center is lacking the equipment and facilities necessary for a school so big.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Basketball is very big in GWU! President Obama once visited the basketball game in GWU.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Could be cleaner and have newer machines. Overall it's okay.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is the main sport here; however, the boy basketball games have more fan support than the girls'.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1244th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1335th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

David Glidden
Hometown
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Major
International Affairs (Spanish minor)
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GW is not a sports enthusiast’s dream come true. There is not much school spirit at GW, perhaps because the University has no football team. The main sport is men’s basketball, but games only get packed when the team is doing well. A lot of students are apathetic about other teams, including the talented women’s basketball team. Most non-varsity athletes do not attend games other than men’s basketball, if that. Intramural sports are popular and pretty casual. Club teams are more competitive—the GW teams travel to other universities to play. People involved in sports at these levels say they have a lot of fun in the mildly competitive atmosphere.

GW tries to promote spirit among its students, but the efforts often fail. The women’s basketball team, which has a history of doing well, is basically ignored—almost no one attends games. Sports fans can attend outside games at the University of Maryland or watch one of several professional teams in the area. At GW, there are opportunities to play and watch sports, but if early morning tailgate parties before packed football games are what you crave, you better look elsewhere.
 

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: Atlantic 10 Conference
School Colors
Buff and blue
School Nickname
Colonial
Men Playing Varsity Sports
199 - 5%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
241 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water polo
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Club Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Ice Hockey (men's and women's)
  • JKA karate
  • Kendo
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Racquetball
  • Roadrunners
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Sailing
  • Shotokan Karate of America
  • Soccer (men's, women's)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men'sĀ and women's)
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Weightlifting
Intramurals
  • Arena football
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Hockey
  • Kickball
  • Soccer (indoor, outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Lerner Health and Wellness Center
  • Mount Vernon Athletic Complex
  • The Smith Center
Most Popular Sports
Men's and women's basketball, men's soccer
Most Overlooked Teams
Golf, gymnastics, water polo, and women's basketball
School Spirit
Because GW athletics are not overwhelmingly popular, school spirit is definitely lacking. Although some students enjoy attending men's basketball games, GW's most popular sport, most rarely show up to cheer on the team.
Getting Tickets
Students receive a year-long season pass sticker for use at all sporting events.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Around the Monuments, the Georgetown Waterfront, and other places along the Potomac River

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 96 responses

  • 25% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 60% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 11% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 93 responses

  • 2% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 53% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 26% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 19% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 97 responses

  • 6% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 30% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 49% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 14% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

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