GW Experience; students and the lincoln memorial



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


13 students interned at the White House in 2016, more than any other school


1 metro stop (3 lines) on campus


4 metro stops to chinatown/verizon center, 3 stops to Arlington cemetery, 8 stops to nationals park, 7 stops to U street, 8 stops to capitol hill


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


1,000+ student organization events a year


our own museum, performance hall and school of art


15 minute walk to the national mall


GW Steps Challenge


GW students, faculty, and staff are invited to face off in an online steps challenge to see who can get the most steps! Last year, the GW community accumulated 146 million steps. Let’s see if we can get more this year!

Sign Up for the Steps Challenge By October 17


Just Another GW Day

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

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.




"Tonight we defeated LSU, 3-1, behind two goals from Brittany Cooper!" - @GWWomensSoccer


"Lunch ~*~views~*~ #onlyatGW" - @hqellingson


"Have I told you how much I love my school?" - @griffinmatsuo


"Painting a school during Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service" -@gwuniversity