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 94%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 73.9%
Five-year graduation rate 78.8%
Six-year graduation rate 79.6%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out -

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 10,464
Endowment Assets $1,556,592,000
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 www.gwu.edu/apply/costsfinancialplanning/undergraduate/netpricecalculator
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 2%

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 655 (25th - 75th percentile = 610 - 700)
Median SAT Writing 660 (25th - 75th percentile = 620 - 700)
Median ACT Composite 29.0 (25th - 75th percentile = 27 - 31)
Median ACT Writing 9 (25th - 75th percentile = 8 - 10)
Percent Admitted 31.7%
In-State Tuition and Fees $44,148
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $44,148
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $57,148
Average Net Price After Grants $31,443
Average Student Loan (all sources) $7,448
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.5%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 12.3%
% Underrepresented Minority 14.6%
% Black 7.0%
% Latino 7.3%
% Native American 0.3%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
% Asian 9.7%
% White 56.9%
% Two or More Races 1.8%
% Female 56.6%
% Male 43.4%
% Age 25 and Over 6.7%
% Part-time 6.3%