George Washington University

Washington, DC 20052
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George Washington University is one of the twelve private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in District of Columbia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Washington.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 27,973 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,610 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,375 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 91%). Every year 81% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

GWU's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $53,435, and fees were $83. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $53,435 and $83 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students27,973
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate91%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 27 153
Master's degree 2 27
Post-master's certificate 0 3
Doctor's degree - professional practice 0 1
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1922 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1280 to 1440
ACT29 to 32
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $75
Graduates $80

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,520/credit
In State Students$1,520/credit
Out of State Students$1,520/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,655/credit
In State Students$1,655/credit
Out of State Students$1,655/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $68,400 $68,400 $68,400
ADN 70 $106,400 $106,400 $106,400
BSN 125 $190,000 $190,000 $190,000
FNP 50 $82,750 $82,750 $82,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of George Washington University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 15% $4,649
Other Federal Grant 15% $1,988
State Grant & Scholarships 2% $1,613
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 75% $28,103
Federal Student Loans 41% $6,180
Private Loans 2% $25,065


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,934
$30,001 to $48,000$14,926
$48,001 to $75,000$21,451
$75,001 to $110,000$31,039
Over $110,000$43,819

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and District of Columbia state board of nursing.
George Washington University
2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

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