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Mount Vernon Campus


The Mount Vernon Campus, in the Foxhall neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C., provides a more traditional college campus than its Foggy Bottom counterpart while still offering students easy access to all the nation’s capital can offer.

The campus is home to the Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program, a yearlong  academic/residential program for incoming women students; the Department of Forensic Sciences; the Interior Design Program and the GW Pre-College summer program for high school students. It is also home to the University Honors Program and The University Writing Program.

Eckles Library features comfortable group and individual study spaces and three computer labs, including one with 24-hour access. With a special focus on the needs of freshman and sophomore students, Eckles offers research assistance, free tutoring services and a friendly, helpful staff to answer questions.

For extra-curricular activities, the campus features a variety of athletics, gardening and beekeeping, and the brand new West Hall, a mixed use residence hall that includes dining, a fitness center, a 150-seat black box theater, a digital media center, a high-tech studio and 50,000 square feet of student meeting and event space.

The 25-acre Mount Vernon Campus features:

• 24-hour transportation to and from the Foggy Bottom Campus on the Vern Express
• Six residence halls
    • 687 students living on campus
• Campus dining and student gathering places
    • Pelham Commons in West Hall
Athletic facilities
    • Lloyd Gymnasium
    • NCAA regulation soccer/lacrosse field
    • Softball field
    • Mount Vernon Tennis Complex
    • Six-lane outdoor swimming pool
Campus Facilities
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Admissions Visits

We encourage all students and families who are considering GW to visit. We have a range of tour options available. 

Area Attractions

Whatever the reason for your visit to GW, and no matter how long you stay, you’ll never run out of things to do.