George Washington University

1,823 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

1,823 reviews
  • Excellent
    322
  • Very Good
    632
  • Average
    664
  • Poor
    130
  • Terrible
    75
im in the online program, so can't give much info as to what the school feels like. just what the professors are like
  • College Junior
  • 15 days ago
The teachers and students at this school are smart, friendly, supportive, and great to work and study with to date. The coursework is challenging and the administration bends over backwards to be helpful - and to be sure you have the funds to attend. I love GWU!
  • College Junior
  • 30 days ago
I love that they offer my field of study. It is not an easy degree to obtain locally.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago