George Washington University

George Washington, founded in 1821, is a selective private university with national ambitions. With a main campus in Foggy Bottom, a few blocks from the White House, the school has branches in the Foxhall neighborhood of D.C. and in Northern Virginia. GW is growing its research portfolio in science and engineering but is also known for strengths in Washington-oriented fields such as public affairs, government and political communication.

Latest news about George Washington University

George Washington student Carlos Pacanins, 23, dies after being struck by a car in College Park on Friday.

By Lynh Bui

  • Apr 14, 2014

George Washington University mobilizes counseling services; at least two cases believed suicides.

By Nick Anderson

  • Apr 8, 2014

Education Secretary leading charge to push more high-level college students into teaching profession.

By Rohan A. Nadkarni

  • Apr 7, 2014

Here is what colleges report for number of applicants and offers. But the ratio is an imperfect measure.

By Nick Anderson

  • Apr 3, 2014

The cherry blossoms for which Washington is famous may be in the Tidal Basin—but pockets of cherry trees can be found all over. We're bringing you a daily video portrait of cherry trees around the region—and asking you to share blossoms in your neighborhood with the hashtag #DCblooms.

  • Apr 3, 2014

The cherry blossoms for which Washington is famous may be in the Tidal Basin—but pockets of cherry trees can be found all over. We're bringing you a daily video portrait of cherry trees around the region—and asking you to share blossoms in your neighborhood with the hashtag #DCblooms.

  • Mar 30, 2014

Do male or female students have an edge in applying to selective schools?

By Nick Anderson

  • Mar 26, 2014

Here's a look at denial and acceptance letters, usually delivered electronically.

By Nick Anderson

  • Mar 24, 2014

This week many high school seniors are waiting for decisions from university admissions offices.

By Nick Anderson

  • Mar 24, 2014

Hey parents, listen up: Don’t ambush your kids about college when they’re stuck in the car. And students: Be careful about focusing too much on yourselves in your applications. Click here for more hot tips from admissions insider.

By Nick Anderson

  • Mar 23, 2014

George Washington University allows The Washington Post to observe an admissions committee session.

By Nick Anderson

  • Mar 22, 2014

Exclusive access reveals much about secretive discussions about whom to let in to college, and whom to deny.

By Nick Anderson

  • Mar 22, 2014

More than half of the donations come from an institute and foundation connected to Michael Milken.

By Nick Anderson

  • Mar 11, 2014

Dr. Griffith was on the George Washington faculty for 50 years and was a leader in the faculty senate.

  • Mar 1, 2014

Executive director, Rob Killion, steps down from organization that oversees widely used college app portal.

By Nick Anderson

  • Feb 26, 2014

Baldwin is on the short list to get an honorary doctorate at George Washington University. But from a PR standpoint Baldwin should be removed from consideration.

By Clinton Yates

  • Feb 25, 2014

The university and college begin a delicate dance on academics, faculty, students and real estate.

By Nick Anderson

  • Feb 21, 2014

News about the Corcoran is devastating because for years the museum has been the people’s gallery.

By Clinton Yates

  • Feb 21, 2014

The largest university in Washington would gain significant properties — and renovation expense.

By Nick Anderson

  • Feb 20, 2014

Dr. Tidball conducted surveys linking women’s colleges and achievement and led the Cathedral Choral Society.

By Emily Langer

  • Feb 15, 2014
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About GWU

  • Founded in 1821
  • Private
  • Main campus in Foggy Bottom
  • Nickname: The Colonials
  • Fall 2013 enrollment: 25,264
  • Tuition & fees (2013-14): $47,343

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