Admissions & Aid
Our namesake envisioned a brighter future and made it a reality.
We'll give you the tools to do the same.
Admissions & Aid
At the George Washington University, #OnlyatGW is not just a hashtag—it is our way of life. Living and learning in the heart of D.C. provides our students opportunities and experiences unlike anywhere else. Inside the classroom, you’ll sit next to peers from all over the world and learn from faculty who are not only experts in their fields, but who also might be world-famous artists, policymakers or dignitaries.
At GW, learning doesn’t stop when class is over. It's the reason you’re here and will be a part of everything you’ll do. You can use our resources to forge your own path forward. You might find a dream internship at a nonprofit or the White House, volunteer to better our city, run into government leaders on campus, or even study on the steps of monuments that tourists flock to. You’ll not only live and learn at the center of our nation’s capital, but you’ll be a key part of it no matter your path.
“Being in DC is something that people always talk about, but for someone like me who came from South Sudan, being here has turned a dream into reality. GW has given me the space to explore what I really want to study and meet all sorts of people.”
Major: Systems Engineering
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“Grad school at GW is ideal for someone who is balancing work and life. But it’s also ideal for someone who is passionate about something and wants to dig deep and take specific classes to make them the leader that they want to become.”
Master of International Policy and Practice
Cross Time Zones to Become a Colonial
With more than 3,700 international students hailing from more than 130 countries, GW's community thrives off of varied perspectives and experiences. In the classroom, students and faculty encourage each other to grow and expand their thinking beyond textbooks. Here you won't just read about current events and history—you'll enter discussions with classmates who have experienced them in their home country. We welcome you to share your culture and contribute new ideas about your passions, both the ones you know and those you can't wait to be exposed to at GW.
Expanded Learning Opportunities
Online & Distance Learners
Our campus community expands beyond Washington, D.C. While you can find programs at one of our graduate education centers in Arlington or Alexandria, Virginia, you can also study from anywhere, at any time, by enrolling in one of our online programs. Regardless of where you study, you're one of us and an important member of our community. You’ll benefit from access to our campus, the city and our vast alumni network. We also offer several online short courses.
As a high school student, our pre-college programs allow you to experience academic life in college before you get here, learn more about your area of interest and meet other students from all over the world. If you’re still deciding on college and interested in learning in Washington, D.C., we have programs for you from the arts and business to history, STEM and more. You’ll have all the advantages that GW students do during the summer through our on-campus or online pre-college courses.
Spend your summer at GW to earn credit and take advantage of new cultures, either in D.C. or around the globe. You can find specific summer programs to enroll in or institutes to attend during the summer months on our campus. Our institutes, ranging from Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Minority Communities to Japanese Language & Culture, are available to current GW and visiting students. We also offer short-term study abroad opportunities through our schools and colleges that will take you across the world to immerse yourself in academics and culture.