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Named for the first president of the United States, The George Washington University is located in the nation's capital city and is within walking distance of The White House and several other famous landmarks, like the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Its Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are widely respected.

Key Facts

Rankings

  • #59 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2019
  • #37 in Most Innovative Schools 
  • #42 in Business Programs
  • #6 in International Business
  • #87 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Year founded

  • 1821

School type

  • Private (non-profit)

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 11,999 

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 15,974

Student-faculty ratio

  • 13:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 41%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1355 / ACT 30

International student population

  • 11%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.74 (average)

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 49% full time (2016 – 2017)

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $53,300

Popular majors

  • Social Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Engineering, Communication

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $70,047

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About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, School of Business, Graduate School of Education & Human Development, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW Law, School of Media & Public Affairs, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Graduate School of Political Management, College of Professional Studies, Milken Institute School of Public Health, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration.

  • 475 student organizations
  • Almost 90 undergraduate programs
  • Over 240 graduate programs
  • Famous alumni include Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer, and engineer and co-founder of telecommunications companies Telecom Technologies, Inc. and Prodea Systems; Elizabeth Warren, US senator for the state of Massachusetts, currently competing for the Democratic party's presidential nomination
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