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George Washington University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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George Washington University Description:

The George Washington University (or GW) is a private university located in Foggy Bottom of Washington, D.C., close to the White House. GW takes advantage of its location in the nation's capital -- graduation is held on the National Mall, and the curriculum has an international emphasis. International relations, international business, and political science are some of the most popular majors among undergraduates. For its strengths in the liberal arts and science, GW was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the George Washington University Colonials compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 25,653 (10,464 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,780
  • Books: $1,275 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,530
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $58,985

George Washington University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 67%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,705
    • Loans: $7,448

Scholarships for George Washington (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, English, Finance, History, International Business, International Relations, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

George Washington University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.gwu.edu/~ire/mission_statement.htm

"The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas.

The George Washington University, centered in the national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.

To promote the process of lifelong learning from both global and integrative perspectives, the University provides a stimulating intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering excellence in teaching, the University offers outstanding learning experiences for full-time and part-time students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in Washington, D.C., the nation, and abroad. As a center for intellectual inquiry and research, the University emphasizes the linkage between basic and applied scholarship, insisting that the practical be grounded in knowledge and theory. The University acts as a catalyst for creativity in the arts, the sciences, and the professions by encouraging interaction among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the communities it serves.

The George Washington University draws upon the rich array of resources from the National Capital Area to enhance its educational endeavors. In return, the University, through its students, faculty, and staff, and alumni, contributes talent and knowledge to improve the quality of life in metropolitan Washington, D.C."

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