Undergraduate Admissions


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When you study at GW, your experience will be anything but typical. You might learn from Pulitzer Prize-winners, run into world leaders on campus or be challenged by the first lady to serve our community. But the real difference at GW is that as a student you’ll immediately put what you learn into action. From the center of Washington, D.C., you’ll be able to explore hundreds of internship opportunities (in your field alone), take part in groundbreaking research that changes lives, join a student organization and volunteer with fellow community members in the city or around the world. If you come to GW, you won’t just live in D.C. — you’ll become a part of the nation’s capital and make a difference in it every day.


Our Programs  


Traditional Undergraduate Programs

At GW, we offer more than 75 majors for students interested in a traditional, on-campus college experience. These majors, offered on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon Campuses, are offered through the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (including Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and School of Media and Public Affairs), Elliott School of International Affairs, School of Business, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the GW School of Public Health.

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Non-Residential & Adult Learner Programs

Separate programs are offered in the School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the College of Professional Studies for students wishing to continue or complete a professional degree or to obtain a second professional bachelor’s degree. These non- residential programs may be hybrid (combining online and in-person), online or located at one of GW’s Virginia campuses. Students apply directly to the school of intent.

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Special Interest Programs

At GW, you can expand your interests and passions through the various special interest programs we offer. These programs provide opportunities to specialize in a field or topic area, as well as for co-curricular experiences, specialized coursework and residential options while remaining fully integrated into your general curriculum and major requirements.

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Quick Facts



Undergraduate Programs: 120




475+ student organizations




20 Division 1 Varsity Sports




11,000+ internships, 25,000+ jobs available




Average class size: 28 students




More than 40% of GW undergraduates study abroad







“I get the opportunity to be a part of the art community as well as the larger university, and that's exactly what I wanted. Being around different Corcoran people and GW as a whole, there are so many different personalities, so many different ethnicities, so many bright, creative people. And that kind of brought the best out of me.“

Major: Fine Art Photography


Admissions for Traditional Undergraduate Programs