George Washington University

United States of America
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Key Statistics

  • 20,541
  • 12
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 16%
    International Students
  • 56 : 44
    Female:Male Ratio
The George Washington University (GW) was created in 1821 through an Act of the Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. We have more than 20,000 students – from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries – studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.

Four blocks from the White House, the university has been at the heart of the US capital since 1821. Renowned today for politics and international affairs, its main 42-acre Foggy Bottom campus and satellites at Mount Vernon and Ashburn house nine schools and colleges, where 25,000 \"colonials\" are served by a 2,000-strong faculty.


2121 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States