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Living in the D.C. metro area, you will be surrounded by rich cultural heritage and historic locations dating to the founding of the nation. The George Washington University's main campus is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood in vibrant downtown D.C. But you may not know that GW has a campus in quiet Northwest D.C. (our Mt. Vernon campus) and has an expansive campus in scenic Ashburn, Virginia.

In addition, GW has business offices and graduate education centers located strategically throughout the D.C. Metro area. Because of this, you have the opportunity at GW to work in a number of distinctive, rewarding environments.

With GW's strategic location, the calming rural atmospheres of Maryland and Virginia are complemented by the energy of the nation's capital. With a reliable, clean and safe Metrorail transit system, commuting in and around the D.C. Metro region is easy. When you come to the D.C. Metro area, you'll find a host of resources, recreation, and transportation options available to you.

Where to live 

The D.C. Metro area has a tremendous wealth of unique neighborhoods. From fast-paced urban life to tree-lined suburban streets, you’ll find a home to meet your preferences.

Schools and education 

Learn more about schools in the D.C. Metro area (Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia). 


There are a variety of public transportation options in D.C. to get you where you need to go. 

Visiting D.C. 

Come discover the city that GW calls home! 

  • Area Attractions
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    Whatever the reason for your visit to GW, and no matter how long you stay, you’ll never run out of things to do. At the edges of our Foggy Bottom Campus, you’ll find the White House, the Department of State, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and a number of other cultural, government and entertainment venues. Washington’s most popular attractions are just a walk or a Metro ride away from the campus.

  • Campuses

    The GW University boasts three major campuses: the Foggy Bottom Campus, the Mount Vernon Campus and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Each has a distinct feel with integrated services and unparalleled amenities.