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 75.6%
Five-year graduation rate 79.8%
Six-year graduation rate 80.8%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 10,357
Endowment Assets $1,375,202,000
Historically Black College or University (HBCU) No
Hispanic Serving Institution No
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 3%

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 = 610 - 690)
Median SAT Writing 665 (25th - 75th percentile = 620 - 710)
Median ACT Composite 29.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 27 - 31)
Median ACT Writing 8.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 8 - 9)
Percent Admitted 33.0%
In-State Tuition and Fees $45,780
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $45,780
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $58,985
Average Net Price After Grants $32,018
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,428
Median Federal Aid Amount Borrowed by Undergraduates $24,050
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.4%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 12.0%
% Underrepresented Minority 13.8%
% Black 6.3%
% Latino 7.2%
% Native American 0.3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 9.7%
% White 59.2%
% Two or More Races 2.5%
% Female 55.5%
% Male 44.5%
% Age 25 and Over 4.5%
% Part-time 6.7%