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Foggy Bottom Campus
Located in downtown Washington, D.C., with access to its own Metro station, our Foggy Bottom Campus is at the center of the action. Foggy Bottom covers 42 acres in the center of city and is just blocks away from the White House, State Department and World Bank, among others. It is where the majority of your classes will be held and puts you just blocks away from internship opportunities, entertainment, national monuments, museums and restaurants.
Mount Vernon Campus
Our 26-acre Mount Vernon Campus is a short shuttle ride away from the hustle and bustle of Foggy Bottom. Located in the enchanting Foxhall neighborhood of Northwest Washington, Mount Vernon provides more of a traditional college campus than its downtown counterpart. With six residence halls, athletic facilities, study spaces and academic programs, “the Vern” offers a tight-knit and supportive community for incoming freshman.
- Root for the Colonials
Root for the Colonials
With 23 varsity sports and legions of enthusiastic fans in buff and blue, the Colonials play to our loyal base — as well as in the Atlantic 10 Conference. GW has won 84 championships in 14 different sports, including squash, tennis, gymnastics and golf, as well as men's and women's basketball. From student-athletes to devoted fans, we are rich in Colonial spirit.
While D.C. has a lot going for it, we don’t just rely on the city for culture and community; we have our own. Colonials are involved in more than 400 student organizations for every interest under the sun: from Greek life and civic engagement to cultural organizations and social clubs — you name it, you’ll find it. And if not, you can start your own.
Not a varsity athlete? You’ll still have plenty of opportunities to get in the game. We offer more than 50 club and intramural sports, from the field to the court and even on the Potomac River. Give anything from ice hockey and rugby to ping-pong a try.
- Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
The arts are flourishing at GW, thanks to the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. The school is an incubator for artists and practitioners in arts-related fields, and serves to enrich students who are taking classes in other areas of the university.Unleash your creativity at the Corcoran
- The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
D.C.’s newest cultural destination combines renowned collections of textiles and American history from six continents and five millenia, weaving together ancient stories and modern evolution of the city. It connects to the 160-year-old Woodhull House that holds the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of District artifacts.Explore the museum of people and places
- A Spirit of Service
A Spirit of Service
GW students are passionate about making a difference at their university, in their community and in the world. Colonials completed over 400,000 hours of community service in 2014, and we are consistently among the top universities in the country to provide Peace Corps volunteers and Teach for America corps members. Service learning is also integrated into course curricula and spring break trips.Learn more about service opportunities at GW
- Freshman Day of Service
Freshman Day of Service
Initiated by a call to action from First Lady Michelle Obama in 2009, GW’s Freshman Day of Service has become an annual tradition of giving back to the Washington, D.C. community and the residents who live here. Each incoming class of freshmen come together on this special day in September to complete dozens of service projects around the city, including painting murals, cleaning up parks and helping the homeless.See how GW students give back to their community