George Washington University

Private, Four-years School Located in Washington, DC

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How much is the GWU tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, GWU's tuition & fees is $60,946 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $79,691 when a student lives on-campus.

GWU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$60,946
Books & Supplies Costs$1,400
On-campus Room & Board$15,720
On-campus Expenses$1,625
Off-campus Room & Board$15,720
Off-campus Expenses$1,625
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$62,400

How Much Does it Cost to Go to GWU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $276,548 at GWU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $348,822. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $192,311.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$64,059$81,689$45,435
Sophomore (2024-25)$67,332$85,251$47,145
Junior (2025-26)$70,771$88,984$48,932
Senior (2026-27)$74,386$92,898$50,800
4 Years Total$276,548$348,822$192,311
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$67,332$85,251$47,145
Sophomore (2025-26)$70,771$88,984$48,932
Junior (2026-27)$74,386$92,898$50,800
Senior (2027-28)$78,186$97,002$52,753
4 Years Total$290,675$364,134$199,628
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$70,771$88,984$48,932
Sophomore (2026-27)$74,386$92,898$50,800
Junior (2027-28)$78,186$97,002$52,753
Senior (2028-29)$82,180$101,304$54,795
4 Years Total$305,524$380,188$207,279
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$74,386$92,898$50,800
Sophomore (2027-28)$78,186$97,002$52,753
Junior (2028-29)$82,180$101,304$54,795
Senior (2029-30)$86,378$105,816$56,931
4 Years Total$321,131$397,020$215,278
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$78,186$97,002$52,753
Sophomore (2028-29)$82,180$101,304$54,795
Junior (2029-30)$86,378$105,816$56,931
Senior (2030-31)$90,791$110,548$59,165
4 Years Total$337,535$414,670$223,644

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, GWU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in District of Columbia, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $25,135.
In-StateOut-of-State
George Washington University$60,946
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
District of Columbia Four-years Colleges$24,629
Public Schools$6,152$13,004
Private Schools$25,135

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between GWU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
George Washington UniversityWashington, DC$60,946$33,984
University of the PacificStockton, CA$53,682$51,872
Saint Louis UniversitySaint Louis, MO$50,644$23,274
Tulane University of LouisianaNew Orleans, LA$62,844$63,244
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL$63,468$53,024
Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicago, IL$50,279$35,721
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY$63,200$30,019
Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA$57,948$46,700
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH$62,430$61,056
Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MA$64,176$34,028
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA$60,854$48,557

Financial Aid and COA

At George Washington University, 7,344 students (64%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $34,492.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at GWU is $45,199 for students living on-campus and $45,199 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 2,035 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $35,257 and the average amount of student loans is $10,893.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$79,691
COA (off-campus)$79,691
Tuition & Fees$60,946
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,745
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$18,745
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$45,199
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$45,199
Average Financial Aid$34,492
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7,34464%$34,492
Pell Grants1,69015%$5,012
Federal Student Loan3,56931%$6,543
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2,03579%-
Grants or Scholarships2,00178%$35,257
Federal Grants40216%$7,093
Pell Grants38215%$5,231
Other Federal Grants37715%$2,264
State/Local Grants231%$2,500
Institutional Grants1,99478%$33,922
Student Loan Aid98238%$10,893
Federal Student Loans95337%$5,233
Other Student Loans1998%$28,696

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

GWU's acceptance rate is 49.71%. A total of 27,236 applicants applied to and 13,539 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 2,571 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 18.99%.
To apply to GWU, 4 items are required - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants27,2369,778$17,458
Admitted13,5394,702$8,837
Enrolled2,571938$1,633
Acceptance Rate49.71%48.09%50.62%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.99%19.95%18.48%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to GWU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,400 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 32.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4001,3101,490
National Average1,168
District of Columbia Average1,261
SAT EBRW700660740
SAT Math700650750
ACT Composite323034
National Average24
District of Columbia Average27
ACT Math302732
ACT English333135

Student Population

George Washington University has a total of 25,939 students including 11,482 undergraduate and 14,457 graduate students. By gender, there are 9,871 male students and 16,586 female students attending GWU. The school offers online degree programs and 4,979 students enrolled online exclusively (19.20% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total26,457 9,87116,586
Undergraduate11,502 4,1727,330
Graduate14,955 5,6999,256

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1918 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
Phone202-994-1000
WEBwww.gwu.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered407 Programs
Online Program Offered74 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered203 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate48.98%
Yield22.02%
Student Population25,939
Graduation Rate85%
Retention Rate90% (Full-time), 75% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,255 (Full-time), 1,239 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,866 (Full-time), 1,395 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$138,281
Average Staff Salary$90,265