• Rank: # 362nd QS Survey
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George Washington University

The George Washington University (GW, GWU, or George Washington) is a private, co-educational comprehensive university location in the heart of Washington, D.C., provides for unparalleled access to leading international institutions, multinational corporations, global media outlets, and the governments of 177 countries via their resident embassies. This is a singular advantage—no other university has as much potential for international engagement within footsteps of its doors.The George Washington University, an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, dedicates itself to furthering human well-being. The University values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas.The George Washington University, centered in the national and international crossroads of Washington, D.C., commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.


# 362nd

QS Survey 2023

# 63rd

US News 2022

# 201st-250th

Times Higher 2022

# 355th

QS Survey 2022

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

 English Language Proficiency
If English is not your first language, you are required to submit official scores from an English proficiency examination, regardless of citizenship. We recommend that you take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic prior to submitting your application and make sure that official test scores are sent directly to us. GW requires applicants to have a minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL, a 6.5 on the IELTS, or a 61 on the PTE Academic to be considered for admission. Applicants that score between 90-99 on the TOEFL, 6.5-7 on the IELTS, or a 61-68 on the PTE Academic might be required to take English for Academic Purposes (EAP) during their first year of study at GW.
Institutional test scores are not accepted for admissions purposes. GW's school code for the TOEFL is 5246. Based on the results of your TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or SAT examinations, you may be required to take an English for Academic Purposes course upon arriving at GW.
This requirement may be waived if you:
  1. Submit a SAT critical reasoning score of 650 or higher
  2. Submit a SAT evidence-based reading and writing of 650 or higher
  3. Submit an ACT English score of 29 or higher
  4. If you spent your most recent four years in a school setting where English is the sole language of instruction in all academic subjects (excluding foreign language and ESL/ELL courses)
  5. If you have successfully completed, at the time of application, two English composition courses at the college level
Please note that in order to have your application reviewed in a timely manner, scores should be submitted by November for Early Decision I applicants and by December for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants.

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George Washington University

 2100 M Street #310, Washington DC, Washington, United States of America, 20052

Phone: + 1- 202- 994-6040
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