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Colleges / The George Washington University

The George Washington University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate50%
Acceptance Rate50%

About GW

The George Washington University sits in the heart of the nation's capital, where the worlds of politics, science, business, engineering, media, and the arts converge. Our students have unparalleled opportunities to study and work alongside leaders in every discipline. Our vast network of internships, research, service, partners, and alumni make coming here life changing. Every day, our students experience moments that happen only at GW.

The George Washington University is a private, nonprofit institution in the city of Washington, DC. GW was founded in 1821. The college enrolls around 26,457 students a year, including 11,502 undergrad students.

GW Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into GW. GW admitted 50% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 27,236 students applied to GW and 13,539 were admitted.

The George Washington University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 50%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 29%

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GW Campus Tours

The George Washington University is locatedin the city of Washington, DC,.

If you want to see GW for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Washington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Reagan National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what The George Washington University and Washington are like without leaving home.

College Info

1918 F Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20052

Campus Setting: Urban

GW Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to GW is Jan 5.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to GW is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

GW ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


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GW SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1460


Math SAT Range

650 - 750


Reading SAT Range

660 - 740

GW Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at GW is like? There are approximately 26,457 students enrolled at GW, including 11,502 undergraduate students and 14,955 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 3% percent are from DC and 97% percent of students are from other states.


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