George Washington University

United States

Private

George Washington University

Washington, United States

Private

January, October

Intakes

43%

Acceptance Rate

January, October

Intakes

43%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Reverend Luther Rice, Obadiah B. Brown, Spencer H. Cone, and Enoch Reynolds (all Baptist pastors) set the wheels in motion for the District's first college in 1819. These men acquired the finances needed to buy land in the nation's capital, petitioned Congress for a charter, and began the process of forming a college. Columbian University was renamed The George Washington University by Congress in 1904. University President Charles H. Stockton provided leadership, reforming the university in 1911 to cut costs and generate revenue by selling property. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency, has granted George Washington University accreditation. The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), and the Southeastern Universities Research Association all have academic affiliations with the university (SURA). University secured the ranking of #355 in QS World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the University at #63 in National Universities (tie), #33 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie) and #113 in Best Value Schools. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus are the university's three campuses. Foggy Bottom Campus takes GW students and faculty beyond the front row, immersing them in the bustle of D.C. life. This historic campus, which is located near the White House, the Kennedy Centre, and a variety of federal and international institutions, provides students with unrivalled opportunities and transforms the city into their classroom. Mount Vernon Campus, affectionately known as "The Vern," is a classic college campus just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Residence halls, academic buildings, sporting facilities, eating opportunities, a library, and even an outdoor challenge course are all located on the Vern, which is surrounded by rolling green hills. Students can choose from more than 75 majors at the university. The most popular majors at George Washington University include Social Sciences; Health Professions, Business, Management, Marketing Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Journalism.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

GW is one of a few organizations looking at how a university may improve ecosystem services. This is a fantastic chance to combine school resources, student energy and passion, faculty researchers' innovation, and staff knowledge to use the platform a university provides for sharing findings and expanding impact on and off-campus. Many honours have been bestowed upon the university around the world. It boasts a famous alumni network of 310,000 people all over the world. ?brahim Kal?n, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson, Brian Williams, American journalist and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovi?, Former President of Croatia are among the famous personalities.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university has a total of 21,363 students enrolled. Out of which, 52 per cent of the population is undergraduate students and the rest are enrolled as postgraduate students. Over 4,024 are international students at the university. There are over 2000 faculty staff, out of which 17 per cent are from overseas. The GW Centre for Career Services offers a wide range of individualized and customized career education services, convenient online resumes and interviews. Some of the top employers of university graduates are Deloitte, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Reverend Luther Rice, Obadiah B. Brown, Spencer H. Cone, and Enoch Reynolds (all Baptist pastors) set the wheels in motion for the District's first college in 1819. These men acquired the finances needed to buy land in the nation's capital, petitioned Congress for a charter, and began the process of forming a college. Columbian University was renamed The George Washington University by Congress in 1904. University President Charles H. Stockton provided leadership, reforming the university in 1911 to cut costs and generate revenue by selling property. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency, has granted George Washington University accreditation. The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), and the Southeastern Universities Research Association all have academic affiliations with the university (SURA). University secured the ranking of #355 in QS World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the University at #63 in National Universities (tie), #33 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie) and #113 in Best Value Schools. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus are the university's three campuses. Foggy Bottom Campus takes GW students and faculty beyond the front row, immersing them in the bustle of D.C. life. This historic campus, which is located near the White House, the Kennedy Centre, and a variety of federal and international institutions, provides students with unrivalled opportunities and transforms the city into their classroom. Mount Vernon Campus, affectionately known as "The Vern," is a classic college campus just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Residence halls, academic buildings, sporting facilities, eating opportunities, a library, and even an outdoor challenge course are all located on the Vern, which is surrounded by rolling green hills. Students can choose from more than 75 majors at the university. The most popular majors at George Washington University include Social Sciences; Health Professions, Business, Management, Marketing Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Journalism.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

GW is one of a few organizations looking at how a university may improve ecosystem services. This is a fantastic chance to combine school resources, student energy and passion, faculty researchers' innovation, and staff knowledge to use the platform a university provides for sharing findings and expanding impact on and off-campus. Many honours have been bestowed upon the university around the world. It boasts a famous alumni network of 310,000 people all over the world. ?brahim Kal?n, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson, Brian Williams, American journalist and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovi?, Former President of Croatia are among the famous personalities.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university has a total of 21,363 students enrolled. Out of which, 52 per cent of the population is undergraduate students and the rest are enrolled as postgraduate students. Over 4,024 are international students at the university. There are over 2000 faculty staff, out of which 17 per cent are from overseas. The GW Centre for Career Services offers a wide range of individualized and customized career education services, convenient online resumes and interviews. Some of the top employers of university graduates are Deloitte, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

355

Global Ranking

QS-2022

201-250

Global Ranking

Times-2022

355

Global Ranking

QS-2022

201-250

Global Ranking

Times-2022

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Scholarships

It provides ten months of non-degree study and related professional experiences in the USA.

Eligibility

Applicants need to be proficient in English.

Applicability

The fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. In order to apply, you need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL etc.

It provides ten months of non-degree study and related professional experiences in the USA.

Eligibility

Applicants need to be proficient in English.

Applicability

The fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. In order to apply, you need to submit English proficiency scores such as IELTS/TOEFL etc.

It is offered to students who excel in their chosen field and wish to study abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants who want to pursue a full-time master’s, MPhil, or doctorate program.

Applicability

Applicants can apply for the scholarship through an online application available on the official website.

It is offered to students who excel in their chosen field and wish to study abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants who want to pursue a full-time master’s, MPhil, or doctorate program.

Applicability

Applicants can apply for the scholarship through an online application available on the official website.

This scholarship is considered to be one of the most prestigious scholarships to study in the USA for Indian students.

Eligibility

Applicant should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Indian University and should be Indian.

Applicability

The candidate needs to submit English language proficiency scores.

This scholarship is considered to be one of the most prestigious scholarships to study in the USA for Indian students.

Eligibility

Applicant should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Indian University and should be Indian.

Applicability

The candidate needs to submit English language proficiency scores.

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a full-time degree in the USA

Eligibility

They focus on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

This scholarship programme is aimed to help high performing students get a full-time degree in the USA

Eligibility

They focus on students who plan to help improve the under-resourced and underserved communities back in their home country.

Applicability

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2022 at the latest.

These fellowships are given to international women students who wish to study and research in the United States full-time.

Eligibility

Applicants must have citizenship of a country other than the US, must be having an academic degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, and should study full-time program during the fellowship year.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

These fellowships are given to international women students who wish to study and research in the United States full-time.

Eligibility

Applicants must have citizenship of a country other than the US, must be having an academic degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, and should study full-time program during the fellowship year.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Documents Required

Admission Requirements

FAQs

GW candidates must acquire the following grades in order to meet the English Language Proficiency standards for admission: A TOEFL score of 90 or above; or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5; OR A minimum PTE Academic score of 61 is required.
GW candidates must acquire the following grades in order to meet the English Language Proficiency standards for admission: A TOEFL score of 90 or above; or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5; OR A minimum PTE Academic score of 61 is required.
It's not impossible, but it's really difficult. Academics are only as good as you make them. Outside of class, professors are usually available, but you'll have to make an effort to meet with them. Students are competitive in general, however it varies by class and department.
It's not impossible, but it's really difficult. Academics are only as good as you make them. Outside of class, professors are usually available, but you'll have to make an effort to meet with them. Students are competitive in general, however it varies by class and department.
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency, has granted George Washington University accreditation. On the American Association of University Women's authorised list. A member of the College Board of Trustees.
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency, has granted George Washington University accreditation. On the American Association of University Women's authorised list. A member of the College Board of Trustees.
The Office of Admissions thoroughly examines each applicant's academic history, high school curriculum rigour, and GPA. Essays, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities are all taken into account by admissions officers. Most applicants do not have to submit their standardised test scores to GW.
The Office of Admissions thoroughly examines each applicant's academic history, high school curriculum rigour, and GPA. Essays, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities are all taken into account by admissions officers. Most applicants do not have to submit their standardised test scores to GW.
For the most part, most applicants do not have to take the GW test. When reviewing each applicant, the university uses a holistic approach. They have no minimum GPA or SAT/ACT requirements for those who prefer to submit standardised test scores. Admission to GW, on the other hand, is competitive, and admitted students are often among the best academic students in their high school graduating class.
For the most part, most applicants do not have to take the GW test. When reviewing each applicant, the university uses a holistic approach. They have no minimum GPA or SAT/ACT requirements for those who prefer to submit standardised test scores. Admission to GW, on the other hand, is competitive, and admitted students are often among the best academic students in their high school graduating class.

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Studying in United States

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: $20,000 - $65,000 (INR 14,99,421 - INR 48,74,100)

Postgraduate: $10,000 to $80,000 (INR 7,49,731 - INR 59,97,844)

MBA: $50,000 - $140,000 (INR 37,14,650 - INR 1,04,94,967)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $820 - $925 per month (INR 60,920 - INR 68,721)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the USA: $450 - $1000 per month (INR 33,431 - INR 74,293)

Food Expenses: $350 - $500 per month (INR 26,002 - INR 37,146)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the USA

IELTS: 5.5 - 6.5+

TOEFL iBT: 78 - 100+

Cambridge English Language Assessments (CAE): B2 - C1

PTE: 54-58

Duolingo: 100+

 

Admission Tests to Study in USA

GMAT600 - 770+

GRE270 - 310

SAT: 900-1500+

ACT: 23-30

LSAT150 - 170+

MSAT: 490 - 510+

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

Part-Time Job Rules for International Students in the USA

  • When school is in session, your US student visa permits you to work up to 20 hours per week on campus and full-time during school breaks (up to 40 hours per week).

  • The employer must ensure that the employment should not displace (take a job away from) a US resident.

  • F1 students are permitted to work in the United States, but only under specified circumstances and in compliance with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service's complicated standards and restrictions (USCIS).

  • Many US colleges need approval from the International Student Office before taking any on-campus job, and such employment may not be permitted during a student's first semester or year.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the USA

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the USA. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus employment is defined as work that takes place on campus or at a school-affiliated off-campus site. Some examples are working in a campus bookshop, cafeteria, or other facilities where students may assist. To be considered for this position, you must apply at least 30 days prior to the start of school. Speak with your DSO about applying. If you're authorised, your DSO will provide you with a letter of approval, which you'll need to apply for a Social Security number (SSN).

 Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. F1 students can gain authorization to work under certain training programmes. This form of part-time work is not difficult to acquire. However, it is only available to F1 students who have completed at least one full academic year of their programme of study and who have an economic hardship that meets the Department of Homeland Security's urgent conditions. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) are two programmes designed specifically for students who want to obtain experience in their field of study.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

A post-study work visa is one of the primary factors of interest for international students planning to pursue an education in the United States. After completing their education, most international students want to work in the United States. Some student visa options in the United States allow students to work in the country for a limited time while studying and after they finish their degree. 

The F1 Visa, M1 Visa, and J1 Visa are three different types of student visas that allow students to stay in the United States for a short time after they finish their studies.

The F1 visa is a post-study work visa that allows students to stay in the United States for upto 12 months after finishing their studies. The J1 and M1 student visas allow visa holders to stay for 30 days. Students pursuing STEM courses get an additional 17 months (making a total of 29 months) under STEM OPT extension.

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Here are the different costs for different types of USA student visas that are required by an international student to study in USA:

  • F-1 Student Visa: $510 (INR 37,885)

  • F-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • M-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-1 Student Visa: $160 (INR 11,885)

  • J-2 Visa for Dependents: $160 (INR 11,885)

H1B Visa: $555 (INR 41,227)

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Step 1: Get the US DS-160 Visa Application form.

Step 2: Prepare your financial and other supporting documents.

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form, and pay the application fee.

Step 4: Attend your appointment/interviews at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 5: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, you can start your study abroad journey.

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Here are some of the top high paying job industries in the USA for international students are as follows:

  • Investment Banking and Securities Dealing

  • Sports Teams and Clubs

  • Management Consultancy

  • Financial Research

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

  • Engineering and IT

  • Mining, Resources and Energy

  • Law

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

Housing some of the best universities in the world, the United States of America is one of the most popular study abroad destinations. It is well-known for attracting the largest number of international students from around the world. Additionally, according to World GDP Rankings, the United States is in top place with a $22.939 Trillion economy as of 2021. It also boasts the world's 8th largest purchasing power parity (PPP). According to Statista, the United State's projected Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.2%.

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