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George Washington University

United States of America

255th US-News World Ranking

The university was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1821. Its a private research University in Washington DC. It is in very close proximity to the White House and to offices of various government agencies. The university has 3 campuses: the Foggy Bottom campus, the Mount Vernon campus and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

The university follows a semester based academic calendar. It comprises of various schools and colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Arts and Design, School of Business, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of International Affairs, School of Law, School of Media and Public Affairs, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Political Management, College of Professional Studies, School of Public Health, School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Business, Management, Marketing, Health Professions and Related Programs, Social Sciences and Psychology are the most popular majors at the university. The university’s Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are well renowned.

The university has a total student population of more than 26,000 with over 11,000 enrolled in under graduate level. It has a student to faculty ratio of 13:1 and the acceptance rate of 46%.

The George Washington University (GW) is the largest research university in Columbia District.  The Carnegie Classification for research lists GW university in the highest tier of "R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity." GW University is consistently ranked among the top research universities in the nation for total expenditures.

Notable Alumni: Colin Luther Powell (American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army), Alexander Rae Baldwin (American actor, writer, producer, and comedian)

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