About GW

The George Washington University was chartered in 1821 by an act of Congress, the result of an initiative that began as the vision of our namesake, George Washington. President Washington envisioned a university in the nation’s capital that would prepare citizen leaders brought together from all over the world. Today, we are that university, with students and faculty members from every state and more than 130 countries. Taking full advantage of our setting in a global nerve center, a GW education integrates intellectual discovery, interactive learning, and unparalleled access to opportunities in every sector of society. In a city shaping the future, George Washington is a university where faculty and students not only study the world but also work to change it for the better.

Our heritage of innovation and excellence has earned us many accolades, including:

  • U.S. News & World Report
    • #56 National Universities
    • #26 Best Online Graduate Engineering Schools
    • #24 Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #86 Best Engineering Schools
  • The Princeton Review
    • The Best 381 Colleges: 2018 Edition
    • A ‘Best Northeast’ college in “2018 Colleges: Region by Region”
    • Colleges that Create Futures
    • Green Colleges
  • Forbes
    • #88 Overall (America’s Top Colleges)
    • #70 in Private Colleges
    • #46 in Research Universities
    • #46 in the Northeast
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
    • World Rank 301–400
    • National Rank 100–119

About GW Engineering

Located in the heart of one of the largest and most comprehensive technology centers in the nation, GW’s engineering departments harness strong connections to influential institutions to deliver a unique combination of research, teaching, and public service. Since 1954, the Department has been a force for leadership in engineering management and other interdisciplinary areas, as one of the nation’s first dedicated programs in these fields. The Department has contributed not only to the modern technological landscape through leading research, but also through inventive initiatives working with the Department of Homeland Security, the D.C. Water Resources Research Institute, and NASA, among others.


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