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The George Washington University (GW) is located in Washington, D.C., with one campus in the heart of the city and another in a northwest residential neighborhood. Our location puts us 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.


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Start Your Journey to GW

The college search process has changed as a result of COVID-19. We're adapting to those changes just as you are. We're here to help you navigate your college search process all the same.

If you are just beginning your college search and want general information to guide you, visit our Journey to College page for resources!

Best of luck on your journey to GW - and know that our office is here to help you along the way!


Engage with GW 

Below you'll find all of our offerings to help you learn more about the GW community, to engage with our staff and students, and to get answers to all of your burning questions. We've categorized them as if they were college courses, but of course, there are no pre-requisites - choose whatever works best for you!



GW 101 - On demand

Explore at your own pace

Watch an on-demand info session


GW 103 - Sessions

Virtual Sessions

You've explored our offerings and want to learn more. Our virtual sessions provide additional information about GW while allowing time for your questions.

Virtually, we offer general information sessions and live chats, plus sessions that dive into our Mount Vernon campus, special academic programs, and some of GW's schools/colleges. We also offer events throughout the year to help you connect to the GW community.

In-Person Tours

In-person, GW is offering campus tours this summer as capacity and staffing limits allow. These visits give you a taste of campus life and time to ask questions of our student tour guides and professional staff. See complete details about our safety protocols and requirements, then schedule your visit from our in-person visit page.

Explore our in-person offerings

GW 104 - Your Questions

Try independent study

You're practically a GW expert, but you still have questions. Get answers from our staff and current students!

Find your GW representative




Dive into GW Virtually

The George Washington University is preparing for an in-person fall 2021 semester. Still, the majority of our engagement opportunities for prospective students and families remain virtual and can be found on our Journey to GW page. Learn more about GW's response to COVID-19 and our plan for the future. For information and resources on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website. Our team is available to answer questions by phone (202-994-6040) or email ([email protected]) during regular business hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Launch YouVisit Experience

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Take a Virtual Tour of GW

Use GW's virtual tour to navigate our campuses and the D.C. area. See how close we are to landmarks like the White House, State Department, American Red Cross, and the Washington Monument. Then, sign up for a virtual visit to explore your life as a GW student.

Start the tour



Watch Our On-Demand Information Session

Spend some time in our Admissions & Alumni Welcome Center and explore campus - from wherever you are! Register for our on-demand information session to familiarize yourself with GW.

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"I chose to come to GW because I wanted to study political science in a place where all the action is! My educational experience at GW has been absolutely incredible. The professors I get to work with have years of experience in their fields that translates to teaching us how to apply what we are learning to the real world. I have had the honor to study with past DNC employees, members of the White House Correspondent Organization, and diplomats who have gone out of their way to make us love the content we are learning. The internships and jobs I have gotten in DC have been because of the extraordinary network professors and students have established at GW! I am so grateful for my GW experience!”

Adriana F.
Political Science Major and an Organizational Science minor



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