Image of the Tempietto in Kogan Plaza during cherry blossom season

Campuses

Foggy Bottom Campus

The Foggy Bottom Campus sits in the heart of the nation’s capital, in a vibrant neighborhood bordered by the Potomac River, the Watergate complex, the White House and the State Department. Its location is key to the University’s mission and critical to its success. The campus is home to the majority of GW’s schools and administrative offices, as well as classrooms, libraries, residence halls and the University’s medical center.

Mount Vernon Campus

The Mount Vernon Campus is found in Washington, D.C.’s, wooded Foxhall neighborhood on the former site of Mount Vernon College, a women’s institution with a long heritage of its own. Institutional and commercial venues, as well as homes, embassies and diplomatic residences, surround the Mount Vernon Campus. Yet, it is close enough to downtown, Foggy Bottom and Georgetown to offer access to everything Washington, D.C., has to offer.

Virginia Science & Technology Campus

The Virginia Science & Technology Campus was established in 1991 as GW’s flagship research and technology center. It houses centers of excellence in transportation safety and security, public health and homeland security, professional and executive education and information technology and telecommunications. The campus in Ashburn, Va., is strategically positioned in the Northern Virginia technology corridor.

Academic Centers in Virginia

The Academic Centers in Virginia provide graduate educational opportunities to working professionals near their homes and workplaces. These graduate programs provide the full benefit of GW’s internationally recognized academic excellence, adhering to the same high standards as all the University’s programs. 

Other Locations

In addition to its three campuses, GW maintains facilities in other locations across the region that serve as education centers for its graduate professional studies programs.

The Unofficial Mascot

In 1996, GW’s then-President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg gave a gift to the Class of 2000--a bronze hippopotamus. Since it was installed at the corner of 21st and H streets, NW, the hippo has become an unofficial GW mascot.