George Washington University (GWU) is a private research university situated in Washington D.C., United States. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various disciplines, including business, law, politics, and public policy. GWU strives to promote academic excellence, leadership, and civic engagement among its students.
The university was founded in 1821 as Columbian College, under the auspices of the Baptist Church. It was initially located near Dupont Circle but moved to its present location in Foggy Bottom in 1912. The institution was renamed George Washington University in honor of the first U.S. President, who had a significant impact on the creation of the federal city.
GWU comprises 10 colleges and schools, including the School of Business, the Law School, and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The university also operates several research centers and institutes, such as the Institute for International Economic Policy and the Institute for Public Policy.
The university’s main campus is located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington D.C. It spans 43 acres and comprises more than 100 buildings, including residence halls, academic buildings, and administrative offices. The campus is in close proximity to various government institutions, such as the White House and the U.S. Department of State.
GWU offers over 230 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The university is known for its programs in law, international affairs, and public policy. It has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, and the faculty comprises a mix of tenured and tenure-track professors, as well as adjunct instructors.
Colleges and Schools
GWU’s 10 colleges and schools are:
1. Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
2. Elliott School of International Affairs
3. Graduate School of Education and Human Development
4. Milken Institute School of Public Health
5. School of Business
6. School of Engineering and Applied Science
7. School of Law
8. School of Media and Public Affairs
9. School of Nursing
10. Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
GWU has a vibrant student community, with over 25,000 students from all 50 states and more than 130 countries. The university offers numerous clubs and organizations for students to get involved in, such as the Law Revue, the International Affairs Society, and the College Democrats and Republicans. The university also has a diverse Greek life, with over 35 fraternities and sororities.
GWU is home to 27 varsity sports teams, known as the Colonials. The university competes at the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic 10 Conference. The university’s mascot is George, a colonial soldier.
GWU has produced many notable alumni, including politicians, journalists, and business leaders. Some of the notable alumni are Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State; Michelle Lee, former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Tracy Britt Cool, CEO of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
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