How much does George Washington University cost?

George Washington University Cost of Attendance
In-state $55,230
Out-of-state $55,230
On-Campus Room and Board $13,850
Off-Campus Room and Board $12,050
Average Annual Cost $39,600
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $16,156
$30,000-$48,000 $18,513
$48,000-$75,000 $21,676
$75,000-$110,000 $28,968
Over $110,000 $44,887

George Washington University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 81% $28,405
Federal Grants 14% $6,989
Pell grants 13% $4,424
Other federal grants 13% $3,066
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 1% $1,493
Institutional grants or scholarships 80% $28,463
Student loan aid 43% $7,383
Federal student loans 43% $7,425
Other student loans 2% $23,719

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

George Washington University Admissions

What is George Washington University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 42%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 50% of applicants
SAT Reading 640-720
SAT Math 640-740
SAT Writing 600-690
ACT Submissions 34% of applicants
Composite Score 29-32

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George Washington University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 11999
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
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Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
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2 Student Testimonials



Freshman · International Relations / Affairs

The classes are absolutely fantastic. Being in DC you never run out of things to do in your free time. Campus is only a few blocks from the White House and about 10 minutes to the monuments if you walk.



Freshman · International Relations / Affairs

I love GW because it offers me so many opportunities for future jobs, internships, and experiences. There is not a traditional campus but being in downtown DC is amazing and super fun. The classes are challenging but manageable and I genuinely feel like I'm furthering my education here.

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About George Washington University


2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify