Living at GW grants the rare opportunity to encounter a variety of new cultural experiences while learning and interning at world-class institutions.
The George Washington University has three fully integrated campuses in the D.C. area. These are the Foggy Bottom Campus, the Mount Vernon Campus, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus.
The main GW campus consists of 170,000 m2 in historic Foggy Bottom and is located a few blocks from the White House, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, State Department and the National Mall. The Foggy Bottom Campus houses the vast majority of academic programming. Residence halls exist on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses.
There are a number of services provided to GW residential students: ATM machines, dining and grocery options, campus stores, internet and cable services, laundry services, mail and packaging.
The university is located in downtown D.C., near the Kennedy Center and embassies. There are many student organizations at the university. GW has a Division I athletics program that includes men's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, rowing, sailing, soccer, women's softball, squash, swimming, tennis, women's volleyball and water polo.
Foggy Bottom Campus combines the academic and residential amenities of a top-notch university with the excitement and convenience of living in the heart of the city. From lecture halls to high tech labs, and small group meeting rooms to open study spaces, students will find a wide range of learning environments to fit their needs and aspirations.
Students also enjoy the culinary benefits of city life with a variety of dining and grocery partners on and near campus. Explore the world through tastebuds with restaurant offerings from different ethnic traditions or go on a food excursion to checkout restaurants in D.C.’s vibrant neighborhoods.
Walk to a variety of museums, parks and attractions or hop on the Metro, a bus or bike share for adventures all over the city. And city experiences don’t need to be confined to daylight hours, as many students enjoy “midnight monumenting” after the tourists have turned in for the night.
All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are required to live on campus. Students within commuting distance of campus may apply for a housing waiver through GW Housing.
A student can choose a room based on costs, hall amenities, location and even select roommates through GW’s iHousing program. Room styles vary per hall and include multi-person units, singles, studios, suites and some apartment-style rooms with kitchens.
The Room calculation reflects an estimated cost of $8,600 for the year, with freshman housing ranging from $8,500 to $12,500.
WU connections to the world’s most influential organizations and institutions, many of which are in walking distance from our Foggy Bottom Campus, mean its education is not limited to the classroom.
Undergraduate and graduate students have internships or other hands-on learning experience before they graduate. With more than 12,000 internship opportunities available, students can get their feet wet at a variety of organizations, including:
This is why Princeton Review named GW the top school for internships for the second year in a row in 2016.