George Washington University

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.gwu.edu
Address 2121 I Street, NW
City Washington
State DC
Zip 20052
Locale City: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 92%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 72.4%
Five-year graduation rate 78.0%
Six-year graduation rate 79.5%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 10,740
Endowment Assets $1,576,508,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Athletic Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
Accrediting Agency Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Net Price Calculator Website undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/net-price-calculator
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 6%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 645 (25th - 75th percentile = 600 - 690)
Median SAT Math 650 (25th - 75th percentile = 600 - 700)
Median SAT Writing 655 (25th - 75th percentile = 610 - 700)
Median ACT Composite 29.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 27 - 31)
Median ACT Writing 8.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 8 - 9)
Percent Admitted 33.1%
In-State Tuition and Fees $47,343
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $47,343
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $61,446
Average Net Price After Grants $32,826
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,298
Median earnings 10 years after entry $64,500
Median debt of completers $25,175
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.2%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 14.3%
% Underrepresented Minority 13.5%
% Black 6.1%
% Latino 7.2%
% Native American 0.2%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 9.4%
% White 60.2%
% Two or More Races 3.4%
% Other 13.5%
% Noresident Aliens 9.6%
% Female 55.9%
% Male 44.1%
% Age 25 and Over 5.1%
% Part-time 7.2%