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George Washington University

1,799 reviews
  1. Washington, D.C.
  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
  • Affluent and driven
    43%
  • Affluent, unoriginal, closed-minded
    14%
  • Closed off
    5%
  • Driven and unoriginal
    3%
  • Smart and open to diversity
    22%
  • Unique
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.120 responses
Poll
3%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • An artificial college experience
    6%
  • Hard to be a poor student
    3%
  • It's a great school to learn at
    3%
  • Location
    9%
  • Rich, white, old money kids in a great location
    3%
  • Right in the heart of DC
    55%
  • Shady administration/doesn't care about students
    6%

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

1,799 reviews
  • Excellent
    317
  • Very Good
    623
  • Average
    654
  • Poor
    130
  • Terrible
    75
The intern/job opportunities sell the school by themselves!
  • College Freshman
  • 22 days ago
Overall, GW is a fantastic school that I personally love.
  • College Freshman
  • 22 days 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
  • 22 days ago