George Washington University
College in Irvine, CA
Our University actively engages Washington, D. C. And the world. Our location in the middle of Washington places us at the heart of U. S. Government, policy and law. We sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Our students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of the Congress.
George Washington University
read moreWe kick off our bicentennial celebrations with a virtual opening ceremony on Feb. 9, the 200th anniversary of the 1821 congressional act that established the university. Throughout the year, bicentennial events will trace GW's growth from humble origins to a comprehensive, global research university in the heart of the nation's capital. In telling GW's story throughout its 200-year history and into its future, celebrations will follow our journey from the first class of 20 students and six faculty members to a home for 27,000 students, thousands of faculty and staff, and more than 300,000 alumni worldwide.
read moreOur students come to GW for many of these same reasons. They come for passionate faculty, for diverse student groups, for Division I athletics, for once in a lifetime internships and for inspiring service opportunities. GW, like many universities, provides all of this. But our students come for something else, as well. They don't just want to do a community service project. They want to meet, and then exceed, a service challenge from the First Lady of the United States. They don't just want to view slides of art.
read moreWhen 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 Colonials in the city or around the world.
read moreWhether you want to advance your current career or start on a fresh path, we're confident you will find what you're looking for at GW. With more than 240 graduate programs in our schools and colleges, there's a program here that will fit your interests and lifestyle. If you want to work in labs with researchers who are changing the world or take a metro ride to class after work to study with world-renowned faculty, GW offers the variety and flexibility to meet your needs. With our graduate education, the relationships you build with your fellow students and faculty members will become a network of Colonials you'll carry with you.
Admissions & Aid
read moreAt the George Washington University (GW), #OnlyatGW is not just a hashtag-it is our way of life. Living and learning in the heart of D.C. provides our students opportunities and experiences unlike anywhere else. Inside the classroom, you'll sit next to peers from all over the world and learn from faculty who are not only experts in their fields, but who also might be world-famous artists, policy-makers or dignitaries. At GW, learning doesn't stop when class is over. It's the reason you're here and will be a part of everything you'll do.
Schools & Colleges
read moreAt GW, learning goes well beyond attending lectures and writing papers. Our schools and colleges provide a place for you to debate and discuss how to make a difference in the world and then actually go do it. Your classmates, friends and professors will motivate you to use what you're learning, as well as your skills, ideas and passions, to help others and pave a path for your future. Here, the broad study of the liberal arts is matched with the sophisticated research that advances discovery and influences policy.
read moreAt GW, we know history. Founded in 1821 through an Act of Congress, we have fulfilled George Washington's vision of an institution in the nation's capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Our students have shaped and celebrated the quintessential moments that make the GW experience truly unique. As our bicentennial quickly approaches, our traditions rooted in history gain momentum and will show you why you chose GW, from the first day you're here until the last. After move in, we welcome all new and returning students to celebrate arriving to campus and starting the new academic year at First Night.
Internships & Career Services
read moreWhen you study in the heart of the nation's capital, your dream internship isn't hard to find. Walk from our Foggy Bottom Campus to monumental locations like the White House, U.S. State Department, International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Take the Metro to Capitol Hill, anywhere in the city or explore neighboring Virginia and Maryland. Find opportunities at embassies near our Mount Vernon Campus. According to Princeton Review, there's no better school than GW in the nation to find your dream internship.