George Washington University

George Washington University Admissions and School Information

The George Washington University (GW) main campus is in Washington D.C. with an additional campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Possible degree fields at GW include social sciences, medicine, business and law.

George Washington University Information

Founded in 1821, George Washington University is a private, nonreligious institution of higher education. The school was created by Act of Congress and the dedication ceremony was attended by historical figures like President James Monroe, the Marquis de Lafayette and founding father Henry Clay.

George Washington serves more than 24,000 students with an endowment worth roughly $1.5 billion. The school holds accreditation from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Students interested in applying to George Washington University must take the ACT or the SAT for admission. Applicants are required to complete applications and pay processing fees. Applications may be mailed to directly to the admissions office or submitted online.

George Washington University Academic Departments

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences has majors in history, political science, physics and biochemistry. The college is the largest on campus, as it has more than 7000 students. Popular majors include psychology, biology and history.

School of Business

The School of Business has degrees in business administration, accounting and finance. Popular undergraduate programs include international business, finance and marketing. Graduates of the GW business school have become the heads of companies, like Samsung, the Carlyle Group and Goldman Sachs.

Elliott School of International Affairs

Elliott School of International Affairs students can study fields like international affairs, political psychology and Middle Eastern studies. Popular majors include Middle Eastern studies, Latin American studies and Asian studies. Students earning degrees in international affairs focus on specific regions, such as Africa, Asia and Latin America.

School of Public Health and Health Services

The School of Public Health and Health Services has degrees in epidemiology, occupational health, global health and exercise science. Created in 1997, the school is one of only 39 accredited public health programs nationwide. The program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

School of Engineering and Applied Science

The School of Engineering and Applied Science providess courses in electrical engineering, computer science and systems engineering. The most popular undergraduate majors include mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and civil engineering. The engineering school is GW's smallest department serving roughly 500 students.

Graduate School of Political Management

The Graduate School of Political Management is a school of professional politics that was founded in 1986. Potential fields of study include campaign strategy, online politics and legislative affairs. Many of the school's masters degrees can be completed in less than two years.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences was one of the first schools in the nation to offer a Doctor of Medicine degree. Students can earn specialty licensing in areas, like urology, pediatrics and neurology. The school serves over 700 students with a full-time faculty of 675 instructors.

George Washington University Law School

The George Washington University Law School is home to more than 1900 students earning graduate degrees, such as the master's, doctoral and Juris Doctor degrees. Students can combine degree programs to earn a master's, J.D. or MBA simultaneously. The law school has accreditation from the American Bar Association.

College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies meets the needs of working professionals. Programs include campaign strategy, community advocacy, law firm management and sustainable landscapes. To work around students' schedules, this college hosts classes in different convenient locations throughout the D.C. area.

Graduate School of Education & Human Development

Established in 1909, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development awards graduate degrees in educational policy, higher education and counseling. In addition to master's and doctoral degrees, the school also grants teacher certifications. With more than 1800 students, the school is one of GW's largest colleges.

Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, George Washington University, 2121 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20052
  • Phone Number: (202) 994-1000