GW Experience; Graduating students at commencement



Explore your passions, champion your causes,
develop your talents and build a better future:

this is how we Raise High at GW.



GW Experience


When you live in Washington, D.C., you’ll watch world leaders debate, become a champion for the causes you care about and participate in events on the national and international stage. You’ll also take midnight walks to the monuments, watch the Colonials play, discover your new favorite band, join an acapella group or learn that you love Thai food.

At GW, the city is a part of our campus and adds to your experience as a Colonial. As a GW student you'll make D.C. your own, and motivate others to do the same. Both on campus and across D.C., you'll drive change and pursue your interests passionately. Whether on Foggy Bottom or The Vern or down Pennsylvania Avenue, life at GW is as rich and diverse as the city we call home.


4 blocks from the white house; White House with event happening on lawn


13 students interned at the White House in 2016, more than any other school; female student smiling at side of White House


1 metro stop (3 lines) on campus; graphical representation of Metro map with Metro car on Blue, Orange and Silver lines


4 metro stops to Capital One Arena, 3 stops to Arlington cemetery, 8 stops to nationals park, 7 stops to U street, 8 stops to capitol hill; graphical representation of Metro map with Metro car


35 club sports teams for men, women and co-eds


1,000+ student organization events a year; students smiling at university event with paper umbrella


our own museum, performance hall and school of art; Textile Museum exterior


15 minute walk to the national mall; crowd of people holding American flags in front of Capitol



Kate Hines

Kate Hines

Class of 2018
Majors: International Affairs and Geography

I found the student body at GW really driven. If you look at GW students, every single one is passionate about something, whether it's a club sports team, something that you're studying, doing research, a job, an internship. That's something that I think is really uplifting to be around.”

Your Life at GW

A Global Campus  



The George Washington University is a hub of learning that stretches well beyond its immediate borders. GW students and faculty members are deeply engaged in the quest to understand our world and solve some of its greatest challenges. Our vibrant global network of institutional partners, as well as world-class research institutes right on campus, ensure that GW’s reach is broad, deep, and meaningful.

Explore Our Global GW

Support for Our Students 

students speaking on a panel; student on campus; students in military uniform


Every GW student is unique—where you come from, what you’ve experienced or how you spend your time. We know that everyone has different needs to succeed. That’s why we do everything we can to support students of every background. From disability support to career counseling, military and veteran services to multicultural groups, we have resources and opportunities for each student to thrive.




"GW alum with Elana Meyers Taylor at the 2018 Winter Olympics - @ash.mcdaniel


"#gwu #holi" - @aravindmahendra


""Two brown skinned kids of immigrants have a meet n greet in DC... one of them has MAD jokes... the other is Hasan Minhaj #HasanAtGW." - @tjawoke


"Painting a school during Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service" [email protected]