George Washington University

1,803 reviews
  1. Washington, DC
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
George Washington University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Website

George Washington University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
1200-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$32,826/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,494/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,675/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,330/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,667/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,181/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,830Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Affluent and driven
    43%
  • Smart and open to diversity
    22%
  • Affluent, unoriginal, closed-minded
    14%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Closed off
    5%
  • Driven and unoriginal
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.120 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Right in the heart of DC
    55%
  • Well located
    15%
  • Location
    9%
  • An artificial college experience
    6%
  • Shady administration/doesn't care about students
    6%
  • Hard to be a poor student
    3%
  • It's a great school to learn at
    3%

After George Washington University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$64,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

Reviews

1,803 reviews
  • Excellent
    318
  • Very Good
    624
  • Average
    656
  • Poor
    130
  • Terrible
    75
I love going to GW. The students are incredibly passionate there, not only about the specific field they have chosen to study, but about a wide variety of other things such as social, political, economic, and environmental issues. I feel like the students are very open to learning and embracing new things, and at GW there are plenty of opportunities to so.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
GW is the best! The location is just the tip of the iceberg. The professors and community members work to make sure you thrive.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Everything is as it seems. Staff are willing to work with students and lectures are intellectually stimulating.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago