Journey to GW
The George Washington University (GW) is located in Washington, D.C., with our main campus in the heart of the city and a second undergraduate campus in a northwest residential neighborhood. We’re blocks from the White House, the National Mall, and other D.C. institutions. GW students benefit from our location, with enriched academic, social, and professional experiences for students in every major.
Start Your Journey to GW
We offer resources to help you navigate your college search, from our Admissions 101 series to assist you early in the process to virtual and on-demand sessions you can watch from anywhere to in-person campus tours. All of these resources will help you get to know the GW experience to see if it's the right place for your undergraduate education.
Best of luck on your journey to GW - and know that our office is here to help you along the way!
We offer a variety of options to help you learn more about the GW community, engage with our staff and students, and answer all of your burning questions. Choose what works best for you.
Learn more about GW, our location in Washington, D.C., and the admissions process from wherever you are with these on-demand videos.
If you have additional questions, please contact our office.
Our virtual sessions provide information about GW while allowing time for your questions.
These sessions usually have a specific focus, such as those offered by GW's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and GW's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
If you're looking for an overview, watch our on-demand content or explore our campus below.
Campus tours provide a taste of life at GW and time for questions for our student tour guides and professional staff.
Each student is limited to two guests (for a maximum of three visitors per party). We may not be able to accommodate additional guests on the tour.
Looking to tour GW's campus with a group of high school students? We offer group visits throughout the academic year and can provide a custom experience for your high school, community college, or community-based organization. We ask that groups be larger than 15 students and no more than 60 people total (including chaperones). All visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
If your group has fewer than 15 students, we encourage you to have students register individually for a traditional campus tour. If you need assistance finding a suitable date, contact us.
We believe in the importance of demystifying the college search experience for all high school students.
This video series was developed for students in 9th through 11th grades who are starting their journey to college and want to be set up for success, both academically and financially, prior to applying for college. We have also included a video for parents and guardians of high school students who may need a primer (or a refresher!) on various aspects of the college search process.
Stay tuned for more videos in this series in the coming weeks!
- Admissions 101: Finding Your Fit
Presented by Jake Deyton
This session will help you define what is important to you as you build your list of colleges for consideration. For many students, location, campus culture, class size, and cost all play a part in forming that final list. Hear how to gather accurate information, how to interpret statistics, how to document a “campus vibe” and how to make sense of all the various data points as you research and visit the campuses that most interest you.
- Admissions 101: The College Application
Presented by Carol Lee Conchar
You’re taking great classes, and you’ve visited lots of colleges. Next stop: the actual application! Review important information about understanding which colleges use which application platforms, what it means to be test optional, the value of a good personal statement, when to ask for letters of recommendation (and whom to ask for them), and how to present your activities in a way that tells your story of leadership and community engagement.
- Admissions 101: The College Essay
Presented by Chris Butler
Our previous videos got you ready to submit your application, and now it’s time to write your essay. We know this can be one of the hardest or most intimidating parts of the college application, and it can be hard to know where to start. In this session, get some tips and tricks on how to write an incredible essay that will represent you well and help colleges learn more about you.
- Admissions 101: Parents and Guardians
Presented by Tyson Brown
Are you a parent or guardian going through the college search and application process with your student? Join the George Washington University Office of Undergraduate Admissions as we provide some advice and guidance on how to best support your student through this time in their lives.
- Financial Aid 101
Presented by Tony Sutphin, Office of Student Financial Assistance
Learn all about applying for federal aid with the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), the CSS Profile, loans, and other ways to finance your education.
"What I really loved about GW is its presence in Foggy Bottom, with the five-by-six city block campus. I really felt that solid presence and also a sense of community among the students. Being in a city, I also wanted to go out beyond the campus boundaries and explore what it had to offer, such as some of the incredible events and also some incredible internships that I've been able to do as a GW student. At the end of the day, I didn't feel like I was going home to be isolated alone and just taking classes in a city, I felt like I was coming back to a solid community at GW.”
Class of 2022, Communication