The George Washington University or GWU is a private, coeducational research university with campuses located in Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Ashburn, all in Washington, D.C. The largest university in the United States capital, GWU was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1821 as the Columbian College in the District of Columbia. After the U.S. Civil War in 1873, Columbian College changed its name to Columbia University and finally to the George Washington University as part of an agreement with the George Washington Memorial Association.
Today, George Washington University is renowned for its programs in international affairs, political science, law, and medicine. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its ten colleges and schools, namely: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences; School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Law School; School of Engineering & Applied Science; Graduate School of Education & Human Development; School of Business; Elliott School of International Affairs; School of Public Health & Health Services; College of Professional Studies; and School of Nursing.
In spite of its being deeply rooted in traditions, GWU also strives to be in the forefront of the latest technology via its online learning program that carries everything that the university provides its students. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees along with certificate programs and other individual courses offered online. Students can pursue their degrees 100% online or go for a combination of online and on-campus learning.
Cost of tuition and fees for both online and on-campus degree programs varies depending on the program of study, number of courses taken and campus location. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships for qualified students