The George Washington University (GWU) is a private, coed research university that was chartered in 1821. Its main campus, considered the largest in the capital, is located in Washington, DC. GWU is known for its excellent programs focusing on international affairs, political science, law and medicine. GWU runs satellite campuses in the State of Washington, as well as a virtual campus which provides online learning.

GWU’s online learning arm, provided by the Graduate and Professional School, gives students the opportunity to complete their degree at their own time and leisure. The programs offered online include Master’s level degrees from the College of Professional Studies, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and the School of Business. In addition, GWU also offers online Graduate Certificate Programs through the College of Professional Studies and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Tuition at GWU for academic year 2009 – 2010 is estimated at about $42,000.00 per year. This amount may change without prior notice and may not include incidental costs such as lab fees and books. Although considered as the third most expensive school in the United States, GWU is known for providing the most number of need-based financial assistance. For information on the financial aid packages or options available, contact the GWU Financial Aid office.

To apply for admission, applicants are advised to get in touch with the Office of Admissions and talk to an Admissions Representative. This representative will guide students through the application process and discuss the admission requirements, which are usually program-specific.

GWU is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is on the approved list of the American Association of University Women. GWU’s programs are consistently nationally ranked by esteemed ranking organizations such as US News and World Report, Princeton Review and Financial Times.