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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.1% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
25,488 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
67.3% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,989 Graduates


The median tuition at George Washington University is $49,718, which is $17,508 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,562.

In 2016, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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George Washington University received 25,488 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 28.5% annual growth. Out of those 25,488 applicants, 10,249 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.2% acceptance rate.

There were 27,159 students enrolled at George Washington University in 2016, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

George Washington University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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George Washington University has a total enrollment of 27,159 students. The full-time enrollment at George Washington University is 18,269 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,890. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at George Washington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at George Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49% White, 9.7% Black or African American, 9.6% Asian, 7.28% Hispanic or Latino, 2.77% Two or More Races, 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at George Washington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (11.9%), followed by White Male (8.88%) and Asian Female (2.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (6.9%), followed by White Male (4.83%) and Asian Female (1.62%).

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In 2016, 1,301 more women than men graduated from George Washington University. The majority of students graduating from George Washington University are White. These 4,605 graduates mean that there were 5.27 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 873 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at George Washington University is International Relations & Affairs with 477 graduates, followed by General Political Science & Government with 227 graduates and General Economics with 180 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at George Washington University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 785 graduates, followed by Social Sciences with 1,521 graduates and Cultural & Gender Studies with 109 graduates.


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George Washington University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.62B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $232,000 (0.01%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, George Washington University had a total expenditure of $1.24B. Of that $1.24B, they spent $547M on salaries and $122M on benefits.

George Washington University employs 361 Professors, 336 Associate professors, and 261 Assistant professors. Most academics at George Washington University are Male Professors (267), Male Associate professors (168), and Female Associate professors (168).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at George Washington University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 597 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 564 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 552 employees.



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