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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.





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.

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. These resources are vital now, and we'll continue to offer them even after we re-open our campus to visitors. 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

Get an on-demand info session


GW 103 - Sessions

Learn from staff and students

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

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

View our events calendar

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!

  • Chat with current students via the chat pop-up on our Life at GW page.
  • Schedule a call (by video or phone) with your admissions representative. Unsure of your representative? Visit our team page to find the rep for your area.
  • Not sure who to ask? Contact our office at 202-994-6040 or [email protected] and we'll do our best to help you.

Find your GW rep




Dive into GW Virtually

GW has suspended in-person events as a precautionary measure until future notice. All of our engagement opportunities can be found here on our Journey to GW page. We've added a COVID-19 section to our Frequently Asked Questions page, and the university is sharing COVID-19 updates. 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




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.

Register Now

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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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