GW Experience: Students walking down the stops of the Lincoln Memorial



Explore your passions, champion your causes,
develop your talents and build a better future:

this is how we Raise High at GW.



GW Experience


When you live in Washington, D.C., you’ll watch world leaders debate, become a champion for the causes you care about and participate in events on the national and international stage. You’ll also take midnight walks to the monuments, watch the Colonials play, discover your new favorite band, join an acapella group or learn that you love Thai food.

At GW, the city is a part of our campus and adds to your experience as a Colonial. As a GW student you'll make D.C. your own, and motivate others to do the same. Both on campus and across D.C., you'll drive change and pursue your interests passionately. Whether on Foggy Bottom or The Vern or down Pennsylvania Avenue, life at GW is as rich and diverse as the city we call home.


4 blocks from the white house; White House with event happening on lawn


13 students interned at the White House in 2016, more than any other school; female student smiling at side of White House


1 metro stop (3 lines) on campus; graphical representation of Metro map with Metro car on Blue, Orange and Silver lines


4 metro stops to Capital One Arena, 3 stops to Arlington cemetery, 8 stops to nationals park, 7 stops to U street, 8 stops to capitol hill; graphical representation of Metro map with Metro car


35 club sports teams for men, women and co-eds


1,000+ student organization events a year; students smiling at university event with paper umbrella


our own museum, performance hall and school of art; Textile Museum exterior


15 minute walk to the national mall; crowd of people holding American flags in front of Capitol



Kate Hines

Kate Hines

Class of 2018
Majors: International Affairs and Geography

I found the student body at GW really driven. If you look at GW students, every single one is passionate about something, whether it's a club sports team, something that you're studying, doing research, a job, an internship. That's something that I think is really uplifting to be around.”

Your Life at GW

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students speaking on a panel; student on campus; students in military uniform




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