George Washington University Business Programs
George Washington University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Washington, District of Columbia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
George Washington University Rankings
We have ranked GWU as #62 out of 1,018 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 6 schools in District of Columbia.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
GWU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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|#13||Most Popular Online Business Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#56||Best Business Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#57||Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GWU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards GWU has earned from around the web.
|#4||Best Colleges for Hospitality Management||College Factual|
|#6||Best Colleges for International Business||College Factual|
|#7||Best Colleges for Human Resource Management||College Factual|
|#7||Best Colleges for Public Relations & Advertising||College Factual|
|#24||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
|#146||Best Schools||Course Advisor|
Where Is George Washington University?
Contact details for GWU are given below.
|Address:||1918 F Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20052|
How Do I Get Into GWU?
You can apply to GWU online at: https://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/apply-gw
Admission Requirements for GWU
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into GWU?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 39%, and the acceptance rate for women is 43%.
Average Test Scores
About 46% of students accepted to GWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 640 and 720. Math scores were between 640 and 720.
Can I Afford George Washington University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At GWU, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,383 a year. That adds up to $29,532 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at GWU is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
George Washington University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 15,626 graduate students at the school.
Of the 11,334 full-time undergraduates at GWU, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of George Washington University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||767|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,132|
District of Columbia students aren't the only ones who study at George Washington University. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 133 countries are represented at GWU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at George Washington University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at GWU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in District of Columbia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of GWU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at George Washington University was 16.8%. This is the #858 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GWU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of GWU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Human Resources Development||24%|
|Information Resources Management||83%|
|Management Information Systems||71%|
|Tourism and Travel Services Management||5%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GWU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GWU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
George Washington University Business Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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