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The George Washington University (GW or GWU) is a private, coeducational university located in Washington, D.C., United States. The school was chartered on February 9, 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by an Act of Congress and since that time has developed into a nonsectarian research institution. Located four blocks from the White House, GW is known for its undergraduate liberal arts education as well as its graduate and doctoral programs in business, social sciences, international affairs, medicine, education, public health, and law.

At A GlanceEdit

Quick FactsEdit

  • Motto: Deus Nobis Fiducia (In God Our Trust)
  • Established February 9, 1821
  • Type: Private
  • Endowment: US $1.019 billion[1]
  • President: Steven Knapp
  • Faculty: 2,062
  • Undergraduates: 10,813
  • Postgraduates: 13,718
  • Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Campus: Urban — Foggy Bottom; Suburban — Mount Vernon; Rural — Ashburn
  • Colors: Buff and Blue
  • Nickname: GW, GWU, G-Dub
  • Mascot: Colonials
  • Website: www.gwu.edu

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Main AddressEdit

2121 Eye Street NW

Washington, DC 20052

(202) 994-1000

www.gwu.edu

Type of SchoolEdit

  • Private
  • University
  • Four-year
  • Coed
  • Percent applicants admitted: 31.5%
  • Regionally Accredited
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

CalendarEdit

  • Semester

Degrees OfferedEdit

  • Associate
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • First Professional

SettingEdit

  • Urban setting
  • Very large city (over 500,000)
  • Residential campus

SizeEdit

  • Total undergrads: 10,813
  • Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,493
  • First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,454

Student BodyEdit

1st year students:

  • 1% In-state students
  • 99% Out-of-state students
  • 1% Part-time students
  • 56% Women
  • 44% Men
  • <1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 11% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 6% Black/Non-Hispanic
  • 6% Hispanic
  • 60% White/Non-Hispanic
  • 4% Non-Resident Alien
  • 13% Race/ethnicity unreported
  • 66% in top 10th of graduating class
  • 90% in top quarter of graduating class
  • 100% in top half of graduating class

NotesEdit

  1. "GW - At A Glance". College Board. Retrieved on 2008-3-1.

External LinksEdit

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