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 90%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 72.8%
Five-year graduation rate 78.9%
Six-year graduation rate 80.6%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 11,999
Endowment Assets $1,729,147,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://financialaid.gwu.edu/net-price-calculator
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 8%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Considered but not required
Median SAT Verbal 635 (25th - 75th percentile = 580 - 690)
Median SAT Math 650 (25th - 75th percentile = 600 - 700)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 29.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 27 - 32)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 40.2%
In-State Tuition and Fees $51,950
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $51,950
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $67,225
Average Net Price After Grants $37,638
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $7,247
Median earnings 10 years after entry $69,600
Median debt of completers $25,000
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.7%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 14.5%
% Underrepresented Minority 15.3%
% Black 6.3%
% Latino 8.8%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 9.8%
% White 53.9%
% Two or More Races 3.6%
% Other 17.3%
% Noresident Aliens 11.7%
% Female 57.7%
% Male 42.3%
% Age 25 and Over 6.9%
% Part-time 9.3%