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The George Washington University's extensive academic programs, stimulating community and access to exceptional city assets provide a unique and extraordinary education experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. With a world-class faculty and numerous locations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, we're sure we offer a program that is right for you.

Undergraduate Admissions

Each year we receive applications from competitive and talented candidates, and we look for students who have the academic preparation, personal qualities and motivation to thrive in our environment.

Every year, we welcome freshmen, transfer students and international students to our campus. Each of these groups has specific application requirements. Please consult the information that pertains to your application status to determine your requirements. We accept the Common Application, which must be submitted electronically.

Graduate Admissions

GW offers more than 200 master's, doctoral and graduate certificate programs designed to fit our students' needs.

Admissions requirements and criteria vary by school and program, and the processing of your application and admissions decisions are handled by the individual school. If you have questions regarding your application, admission requirements, or timelines, contact the admissions office for the program to which you are applying. You may apply online through our Graduate Application Center