George Washington University

1,829 reviews
  1. Washington, DC
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.113 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 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 69 responses
Report
  • Affluent and driven
    41%
  • Smart and open to diversity
    28%
  • Affluent, unoriginal, closed-minded
    9%
  • Smart, friendly, fun, open to diversity, driven
    7%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Driven and unoriginal
    4%
  • Closed off
    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.149 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.187 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Right in the heart of DC
    52%
  • Well located
    14%
  • Expensive
    5%
  • Rich, white, old money kids in a great location
    5%
  • It's a great school to learn at
    4%
  • Location
    4%
  • An artificial college experience
    4%

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%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.82 responses

Reviews

1,829 reviews
  • Excellent
    326
  • Very Good
    633
  • Average
    664
  • Poor
    131
  • Terrible
    75
GW is an amazing school to be at! Everyone at GW is generally knowledgable about politics and international affairs, so you are exposed to a wide variety of political ideologies. It's an incredibly diverse political environment. This environment then attracts political speakers and other opportunities! As a freshman, you can get internships in some of DC's most prestigious workplaces because we are one of the few schools in inner DC! If you aren't interested in politics, all of our social science programs are equally amazing and our business and engineering program is extremely underrated!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
Choosing housing is complicated! You have to consider your own wants and needs in regard to Cost, Location/convenience, social atmosphere, and year in college. For example, the #1 Freshman dorm is crazy but it's exactly what the average kid expects. It's close quarters, loud, and tons of fun. If your goal is to nerd out, probably not the best place. But....If you can handle your work and your party! GO FOR IT! Second year is a little more tame. Everyone knows how important grades are now so they want to have quiet during the week but depending on the dorm you choose the weekends can get wild. Junior and Senior year are a lot more relaxed. Upperclassmen tend to take their parties to the surrounding bars, pubs, and clubs. So dorms are nicer, larger, and quieter but also, usually more expensive.
  • College Senior
  • Jan 8 2015
I love it here and am having a great experience! The main issue with the school is the housing situation and not necessarily knowing where you're going to be placed on campus, but I am having a great time here. It's just like any other school, students have grievances with the administration, but because we are the most politically active campus(as we live in DC) they are just more vocal about them. You have to put in the work for grades and ultimately your experience at GW depends completely on how much effort you put into it. It's a great school and I'm glad I'm here, but ultimately your experience here is what you make of it.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago