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George Washington University

Update: George Washington University has changed from being a ranked school in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges to an unranked school, based on a data reporting error. The data have been replaced with new data where provided by the school. Read more at the Morse Code Blog.

George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,406, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $43,747 (2012-13).

George Washington University’s urban location in downtown Washington, D.C., is ideal for fans of politics and city life. The school is spread out across the D.C. Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near the State Department and about a mile away from museums on the National Mall and the Washington Monument. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, though about three fourths choose to do so. The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Colonials, and compete in the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. A costumed student called George, named for George Washington, is the school mascot, though an 10-foot inflatable character known as Big George and an on-campus statue of a hippopotamus are unofficial mascots. There are more than 400 organizations on campus, and students can start their own clubs with an original idea and four other members. About 25 percent of students are involved in the school’s large Greek system. The TRAiL program takes students on outdoor excursions like hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding. Student publications include the GW Hatchet, The Daily Colonial, and The GW Patriot.

The school has broad graduate offerings, and its Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are particularly well regarded. Among the scores of famous GW graduates are politicians Harry Reid and Eric Cantor, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and performers including Courteney Cox Arquette. Alec Baldwin attended GW but did not graduate.

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