school spotlight: the george washington university

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Last summer, George Washington University joined the ranks of hundreds of other top colleges who no longer require standardized testing requirements for their undergraduate applicants. Despite this significant shift in admissions policy, there are a host of reasons why any strong student should consider applying to GW. Chief among them: location! Whether you’re an aspiring archeologist, budding journalist, or a true political junkie, you’ll find that our nation’s capital is a hub for all things scientific and political, artistic and technological. 70 percent of GW’s 11,000 students complete at least one internship/employment experience during their undergraduate years, with some even having the opportunity to work for institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum, The Washington Post, or the US State Department. Last year alone, 13 students completed an internship at the White House, just a 20 minute walk from campus. Located three miles from the main Foggy Bottom campus you’ll find GW’s quaint Mount Vernon campus, home to nearly 700 GW students who enjoy its intimate and “traditional” college feel. Fun fact: GW’s features over 60 combined bachelor’s/master’s programs, as well as a 7-year BA/MD track, ideal for students who are eager to begin their professional careers.

Image credit: Top, courtesy of GW Photography


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.