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 George Washington University

George Washington University - Washington, DC

2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

General information:(202)994-1000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:25,260(10,406 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Navy)
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $41,655 $42,905 $44,148 -3%
Out-of-state $41,655 $42,905 $44,148 -3%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,200 $1,275 -6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,120 $10,120 $10,325 -2%
Other $1,350 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $54,125 $55,625 $57,148 -4%
Off Campus $42,655 $44,105 $45,423 -2%
Off Campus with Family $42,655 $44,105 $45,423 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $54,125 $55,625 $57,148 -4%
Off Campus $42,655 $44,105 $45,423 -2%
Off Campus with Family $42,655 $44,105 $45,423 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $42,332
In-state fees $45
Out-of-state tuition $42,332
Out-of-state fees $45
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan X
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $22,230
In-state fee $27
Out-of-state tuition $22,230
Out-of-state fees $27
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,747 73% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,697 71% $47,230,061 $27,832
Federal grants 350 15% $1,885,510 $5,387
Pell grants 320 13% $1,272,850 $3,978
Other federal grants 349 15% $612,660 $1,755
State/local government grant or scholarships 75 3% $66,862 $891
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,691 71% $45,277,689 $26,776
Student loan aid 1,163 49% $7,763,171 $6,675
Federal student loans 1,156 49% $6,901,419 $5,970
Other student loans 54 2% $861,752 $15,958
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 6,128 59% $160,325,860 $26,163
Pell grants 1,374 13% $5,579,322 $4,061
Federal student loans 4,171 40% $30,422,469 $7,294

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 25,260
Undergraduate enrollment 10,406
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 452
Graduate enrollment 14,854
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$75

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 21,433 9,082 12,351
Percent admitted 32% 33% 31%
Percent admitted who enrolled 33% 12% 11%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1788 75%
ACT 910 38%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 600 690
SAT Math 610 700
SAT Writing 620 700
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English 27 33
ACT Math 26 31
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1615
Golf 11-
Gymnastics -17
Lacrosse -26
Rowing 4547
Soccer 2324
Softball -23
Squash 1012
Swimming 1820
Tennis 109
Track and Field, X-Country 1212
Volleyball -15
Water Polo 1716

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1922 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1922 Accredited
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Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1922 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1922 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1923 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

05/02/2001 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/01/1970 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs

02/16/2001 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

11/08/1971 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

07/01/1968 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/16/2010 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/08/2006 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

06/01/1990 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1979 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations109 17
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 9615
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 91012
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 221
Aggravated assault 204
Burglary 1037139
Motor vehicle theft 002
Arson 021
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 6810
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 653536
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 021
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.5%
Number in default58
Number in repayment3,657

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00144400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Landscape Architecture-219------
Category total-219------
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization113-7-----
Asian Studies/Civilization511-------
European Studies/Civilization39-------
Latin American Studies642------
Near and Middle Eastern Studies6201------
Women's Studies381------
Category total826547-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry-3-------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General842-7-----
Biophysics2--------
Biostatistics-2-1-----
Biotechnology-3-------
Epidemiology-342-----
Evolutionary Biology-2-5-----
Genetics, General---1-----
Genome Sciences/Genomics-9-------
Human/Medical Genetics1--------
Microbiology and Immunology---5-----
Microbiology, General--1------
Molecular Genetics---3-----
Molecular Medicine-1-11-----
Neuroscience-1-1-----
Pharmacology---1-----
Category total8726537-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting43110-1-----
Business Administration and Management, General-369-7-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other---4-----
Business/Commerce, General2--------
Finance, General960-------
Human Resources Development-29615-----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-12531----
International Business/Trade/Commerce43--------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General16--------
Meeting and Event Planning9--------
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--9------
Organizational Behavior Studies-32-------
Project Management-98-------
Tourism and Travel Services Management182-------
Category total45078140301----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Communication, General1--------
Health Communication-21-------
International and Intercultural Communication-11-------
Journalism42--------
Mass Communication/Media Studies-11-------
Political Communication1--------
Public Relations/Image Management-68-------
Publishing-21-------
Category total124132-------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science386-101----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--35------
Information Science/Studies479-------
Category total3916535101----
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education Administration--31------
Computer Teacher Education-22-------
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-41358----
Curriculum and Instruction-6-31----
Education, Other-20-------
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-39-------
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries--24------
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-41-1163----
Educational/Instructional Technology--9------
Elementary Education and Teaching-33-------
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-32-133----
International and Comparative Education-28-------
Mathematics Teacher Education-8-------
Physics Teacher Education-8-------
Secondary Education and Teaching-79-------
Special Education and Teaching, General-82792----
Special Education and Teaching, Other-1743------
Category total-4561174177----
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering171-------
Civil Engineering, General168-8-----
Computer Engineering, General77-5-----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering753-62----
Mechanical Engineering1911-31----
Systems Engineering1021220131----
Category total7629220354----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management-128165----
Category total-128165----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing6--------
English Language and Literature, General39-5-----
Category total619-5-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature1--------
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2--------
French Language and Literature5--------
German Language and Literature5--------
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2--------
Japanese Language and Literature1--------
Russian Language and Literature3--------
Spanish Language and Literature2--------
Category total38--------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-6-------
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other15--------
Art Therapy/Therapist-241------
Athletic Training/Trainer4--------
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist127-------
Blood Bank Technology Specialist--1------
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist3-6------
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling--3------
Clinical Research Coordinator8728------
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician------155-120
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist8--------
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-26-------
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician13-------3
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-228------
Environmental Health-1152-----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-17--2----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator--2------
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-2----1--
Health Services Administration-227------
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-6381-----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management8295------
Hematology Technology/Technician-6-------
International Public Health/International Health-703------
Medicine-----158---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-20-------
Nursing Administration-8-------
Nursing Practice----321---
Palliative Care Nursing-4--3----
Physical Therapy/Therapist-----30---
Physician Assistant-6764------
Public Health Education and Promotion-11-------
Public Health, General-664------
Public Health, Other2347-------
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17--------
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-28-------
Category total11160816538209156-123
History Colleges
History, General718-4-----
Category total6118-4-----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science7--------
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies2--------
Forensic Science and Technology-52-------
Securities Services Administration/Management-61------
Category total38581------
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-34-------
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-15-------
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law-24-------
International Law and Legal Studies-45-------
Law-----511---
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-5920------
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-81-------
Legal Support Services, Other-124------
Category total-27024--511---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies------13--
Category total------13--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General1--------
Mathematics, General43-4---6-
Statistics, General620141-----
Statistics, Other--2------
Category total1423165---6-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other11-3-----
Museology/Museum Studies-4923------
Category total650233-----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies24-------
Category total164-------
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1323-------
Category total1323-------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies1--------
Philosophy4--------
Religion/Religious Studies32-------
Category total352-------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General24-2-----
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other5--------
Physics, General95-5-----
Category total339-7-----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-34-1-32---
Psychology, General14437-----
Category total1513838-32---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Community Organization and Advocacy--1------
Human Services, General1--------
International Policy Analysis-383------
Public Administration-74-------
Public Policy Analysis, General-98-5-----
Category total1521045-----
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States-1844------
Anthropology924-------
Archeology1--------
Criminology-4-------
Development Economics and International Development-31-------
Economics, General2212-9-----
Geography195-------
International Economics-24-------
International Relations and Affairs19168-------
National Security Policy Studies-541------
Physical and Biological Anthropology1--------
Political Science and Government, General414-7-----
Sociology35-------
Category total946515516-----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting-16-------
Art History, Criticism and Conservation610-------
Art/Art Studies, General4--------
Dance, General1--------
Documentary Production--14------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11--------
Fine/Studio Arts, General25-------
Interior Design814-------
Music, General2--------
Category total714514------
Grand total3003929496222967521696123