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We encourage you to explore the richness of GW’s city and discover the exciting benefits of living, learning, having fun, and getting around in D.C. With the nation’s Capitol as a backdrop, the White House as our next door neighbor and the National Mall as our back yard, it is hard to imagine a more vibrant and rewarding college experience than that found at the George Washington University.
Washington, DC, has been called the most livable city on the East Coast, and when it comes to city living, the nation’s capital is very welcoming, of manageable scale, easy to get around, and filled with students and young professionals. Our city has the vitality and excitement of a place doing the nation’s business, populated with people from every country and culture. It is a city reflecting our shared heritage and history, with constant reminders through its historic architecture, government buildings and monuments, and many parks and green spaces.
Our Campus Locations
GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus is just blocks from the White House in the heart of Washington. Mount Vernon Campus is located in the prestigious Foxhall neighborhood surrounded by international embassies. Both campuses are also close to noted museums, inspiring monuments, and rich multicultural attractions.
City of Neighborhoods
While very cosmopolitan, Washington is an amalgamation of small, closely knit communities. Each culturally diverse neighborhood has its own distinctive architecture, style, culture, and cuisine where GW students can indulge their appetites, exercise their creativity and learn by exploring. D.C.'s neighborhoods have much to offer, from the U Street Corridor's music clubs to Foggy Bottom's international institutions, and from Adams Morgan's variety of ethnic foods to downtown's shopping and sports venues.
The nature-minded can explore the many regional parks and green spaces, from Rock Creek Park and the National Arboretum, to the C & O Canal and the Potomac River parks, to Shenandoah National Park in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, host to the historic Appalachian Trail.