George Washington University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$54,453
2.96% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$38,829
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.2%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
40.8%
26,978 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
27,814
67.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
82.1%
1,936 Graduates

About

George Washington University is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at George Washington University were International Relations & Affairs (647 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (311 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (286 degrees).

In 2019, 10,413 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at George Washington University. 59.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (4,778 degrees), 4.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (996 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at George Washington University is $54,453, which is $25,953 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at George Washington University is $54,453, which is $25,953 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,829.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$54,453
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at George Washington University was $54,453. The cost of tuition at George Washington University is $25,953 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$38,829
2019 Value
1.95%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 George Washington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,829. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of George Washington University grew by 1.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,850
Room and Board
$1,325
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at George Washington University was of $13,850 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,325. The cost of room and board increased by 6.54% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at George Washington University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.2%
2017 Default Rate
99
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at George Washington University was 2.2%, which represents 99 out of the 4494 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

George Washington University received 26,978 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.76% annual growth. Out of those 26,978 applicants, 11,019 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.8% acceptance rate.

There were 27,814 students enrolled at George Washington University in 2019, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

George Washington University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
11,019
Accepted Out of 26,978

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of George Washington University was 40.8% (11,019 admissions from 26,978 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 41.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.76%, while admissions declined by −0.739%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
1,350
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at George Washington University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

George Washington University has a total enrollment of 27,814 students. The full-time enrollment at George Washington University is 18,809 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,005. This means that 67.6% of students enrolled at George Washington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at George Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.6% White, 10.4% Asian, 9.97% Black or African American, 8.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.176% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at George Washington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.9%), followed by White Male (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.96%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.8%), followed by White Male (17%) and Asian Female (6.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at George Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,814 students. The full-time enrollment at George Washington University is 18,809 and the part-time enrollment is 9,005. This means that 67.6% of students enrolled at George Washington University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at George Washington University was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), George Washington University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,968
  2. Asian
    2,894
  3. Black or African American
    2,774

The enrolled student population at George Washington University is 46.6% White, 10.4% Asian, 9.97% Black or African American, 8.67% Hispanic or Latino, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.176% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,640 students (5.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2005 more women than men received degrees from George Washington University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at George Washington University is white (4,778 degrees awarded). There were 4.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (996 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at George Washington University is International Relations & Affairs (647 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (311 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (286 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at George Washington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (722 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,815 degrees), and Math & Statistics (293 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at George Washington University are Registered nurses (1,404,126 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (321,576 people), Other managers (298,549 people), Postsecondary teachers (191,976 people), and Medical & health services managers (165,719 people).

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (722 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,815 degrees), Math & Statistics (293 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), and Health (2,604 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at George Washington University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (722 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,815 degrees), Math & Statistics (293 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), and Health (2,604 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at George Washington University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,555,848 people), Elementary & secondary schools (532,228 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (395,966 people), Outpatient care centers (271,505 people), and Legal services (266,856 people).

The most specialized majors at George Washington University are Legal (722 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (1,815 degrees), Math & Statistics (293 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (52 degrees), and Health (2,604 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by George Washington University.
Most Common
  1. 647 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 311 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 286 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at George Washington University was International Relations & Affairs with 647 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,204
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
6,209
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,204 degrees were awarded to men at George Washington University, which is 0.677 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,209).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 375 degrees were awarded to men at George Washington University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 0.618 times less than the 607 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 607 degrees were awarded to women at George Washington University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 1.62 times more than the 375 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 73% of students graduating from George Washington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 81% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at George Washington University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.72% of graduates (72 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,778 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    996 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    951 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at George Washington University is white (4,778 degrees awarded). There were 4.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (996 degrees).

8.15% of degree recipients (849 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,920 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,858 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    643 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at George Washington University is white female (2,920 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,858 degrees).

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Operations

George Washington University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.78B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $65.1M (3.66%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, George Washington University had a total salary expenditure of $1.53B. George Washington University employs 378 Professors, 366 Associate professors, and 234 Assistant professors. Most academics at George Washington University are Male Professors (262), Male Associate professors(184), and Female Associate professors (182).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at George Washington University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 745 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 607 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 408 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.78B
2019 Endowment
1.13%
decline from 2018

George Washington University has an endowment valued at about $1.78B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of George Washington University declined 1.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.47B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $161M - Federal
  2. $1.36M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, George Washington University received $161M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.36M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$725M
2019 Salaries
31.1%
growth from 2018

In 2019, George Washington University paid a median of $725M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($1.53B) and a 31.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.67% growth from 2017 and a 2.34% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$159M
Instructional Salaries
1,147
Number of Employees

In 2019, George Washington University paid a total of $159M to 1,147 employees working as instructors, which represents 22% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
378 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
745 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at George Washington University were Professor with 378 employees; Associate professor with 366 employees; and Associate professor with 234 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at George Washington University were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 745 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 607 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 408 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at George Washington University was Male Professor with 262 employees, Male Associate professor with 184 employees, and Female Associate professor with 182 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at George Washington University.

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