Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1260
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $47,290
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,530
  • University Selectivity
    34%
  • University Yield
    31%
  • Job Offers
    81%
  • Average Salary
    $52,117
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1961
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
2201 G St NW
Duquès Hall, Suite 455
Washington, District of Columbia 20052, United States
Website
405x225

School of Business

Located in Washington, DC, GWSB provides students with opportunities to be involved in international and national debates and engage with global leaders and business executives. GWSB is renowned for its international focus and for training future leaders to be global problem solvers and socially responsible managers. In addition to traditional business competencies, the School also focuses on social responsibility and corporate citizenship. The depth and variety of its academic programs provide rich opportunities for engagement and career development for students in the school’s core Bachelor of Business Administration.

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The diversity of students, professors, and alumni from all over the world and how they have a spirit in which they want to change and impact history in a certain way.

Social

Events Calendar

  • Aug 28
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Forté Houston

    Houston, TX

    Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that educate and direct talented women toward leadership roles in business. Forums consist of an MBA Fair and an alumni panel with women alums from the participating schools. Connect with Admissions Representatives to learn about our range of program offerings and scholarship opportunities at the GWSB!

  • Aug 30
    12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    QS World MBA Tour - Sao Paulo

    Sao Paulo, Brazil

    The QS World MBA Tour is the biggest event of its kind in the world. Over 400 business schools take part in these events each year. The event provides an opportunity for candidates to talk face-to-face with the world's leading business schools admissions officers and alumni, as well as participate in free seminars covering essential MBA issues. Connect with Admissions Representatives to learn about our range of program offerings and scholarship opportunities at the GWSB!

  • Aug 30
    12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    QS World MBA Tour - Shanghai

    Shanghai, China

    The QS World MBA Tour is the biggest event of its kind in the world. Over 400 business schools take part in these events each year. The event provides an opportunity for candidates to talk face-to-face with the world's leading business schools admissions officers and alumni, as well as participate in free seminars covering essential MBA issues. Connect with Admissions Representatives to learn about our range of program offerings and scholarship opportunities at the GWSB!

About George Washington University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
34% George Washington University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. Secondary school record
  3. SAT/ACT scores
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
21789% 21,789
34% 34
31% 31
34% School Selectivity
31% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

In addition to a completed application, transcript/HS report, teacher letter of recommendation, and standardized test scores, international students are also required to submit passport information; Visa information; the Financial Certificate for International students, and a bank statement confirming their ability to provide the funds stated in the Financial Certificate. International students must also submit the results from the TOEFL if their 1st language is not English.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3493% 3,493
31% 31
38% 38
31% Program Selectivity
38% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.8
  • Other transfer requirements In addition to a 2.8 minimum GPA, quantitative course grades are reviewed.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 33
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 23%
Top Industry
  • Other 18%
  • Consulting 18%
  • Manufacturing 5%
Pricewaterhouse Coopers 7
Top Employer
  • Deloitte 5
  • Ernst & Young 4
  • Citi 4
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
81% School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
62% 62
62% 61.74527272727272
62% Receive Offers
60% 60
59% 59.252482758620694
60% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
19% 19
16% 15.83261363636364
19% Receive Offers
21% 21
17% 16.796475409836066
21% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
78% Graduates seeking full-time employment
22% Graduates not seeking employment
89% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
13% 13
$59,974.00
35K 90K
Finance/Accounting
33% 33
$55,887.00
20K 85K
General Management
4% 4
$60,917.00
36K 75K
Human Resources
1% 1
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
3% 3
$41,672.00
31K 60K
Marketing/Sales
35% 35
$43,561.00
30K 70K
Operations/Production
7% 7
$45,250.00
30K 65K
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
4% 4
$44,750.00
39K 55K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
4% 4
$51,000.00
40K 56K
Consumer Products/Retail
2% 2
Data not provided
Consulting
18% 18
$56,741.00
32K 90K
Financial Services
23% 23
$57,167.00
20K 85K
Government/Education
9% 9
$43,388.00
30K 60K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
2% 2
Data not provided
Manufacturing
5% 5
$58,250.00
43K 75K
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
$35,000.00
30K 40K
Non-Profit
2% 2
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
5% 5
$55,444.00
34K 75K
Sports/Leisure
1% 1
Data not provided
Technology/Science
6% 6
$50,100.00
40K 63K
Transportation
2% 2
$59,833.00
45K 70K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
18% 18
$43,563.00
30K 65K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
42% 42
$56,149.00
32K 85K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
45% 45
$49,906.00
30K 70K
U.S. South
4% 4
$44,250.00
40K 52K
U.S. Southwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
$61,590.00
50K 90K
U.S. West
5% 5
$46,250.00
30K 63K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Goldman Sachs 3
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers 3
  • Barclays 2
  • AECOM 2
  • Deloitte 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 84
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The F. David Fowler Career Center uses an undergrad career management process called Rise Above the Rest. RISE is a 4-year timeline of events, tasks, and end products students are advised to follow to strategically position themselves for the transition to employment or grad school upon graduation. Some services include: coaching, mock interviews with employers, career strategy class, company info sessions, on-campus interviews, mentor program, career fairs, career treks, networking events and panel discussions.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$59,468
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $47,290
  • Fees $53
  • Expenses $12,125
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$59,468
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $47,290
  • Fees $53
  • Expenses $12,125
50% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 76%
  • Merit 24%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://gwired.gwu.edu/finaid
Scholarships
$20,457,204
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$21,878,138
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
35% 32
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
52% 30
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
27% Less than 20 Students 5% More than 50 Students
68% 21 to 50 students
30 Average number of students in non-business required electives
63 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Lemonade Day
  • E-Entrepreneurship
  • Employment: Conflict, Negotiation, and Sustainability
  • Integrative Marketing Communication
  • Digital Marketing
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2014
Degrees Offered
  • BBA / Bachelor of Business Administration
  • BAccy / Bachelor of Accountancy
  • BS / Bachelor of Science
  • BBA/MSIST / Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Science Information Systems Technology
  • BBA/MTA / Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Tourism Administration
  • BAccy/MAccy / Bachelor of Accountancy/Masters of Accountancy
  • BBA/MAccy / Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
117% 117
29% 29
Prominent Faculty
  • Scheherazade Rehman

    International Business

  • Donna Hoffman

    Marketing

  • Tom Novak

    Marketing

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    General work study positions are available with academic departments, faculty, the Advising Center, and the Undergraduate Programs Office. Work study students assist in student programming events, research, and daily operations.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    There are 250 approved Study Abroad programs for GW students. We have 2 specific business school study abroad programs at Sciences Po in Paris France, and an international business program in Argentina.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Our First Year Development Program dedicates its spring semester to community service. This year, we are participating in Lemonade Day for the second year in a row, where our students teach 4th to 7th grade DC youth on how to run a business. Many other opportunities are offered by the University, such as Freshman Day of Service.

Students

1320 75th Percentile Score on SAT 30 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
69% 69
Asian American
12% 12
Hispanic
8% 8
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
7%
7%
47%
5%
10%
23%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
81% 81
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
19% 19
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
19 Average age of full-time students
92% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
68% 68
83% 83

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 14,915
Alumni Donations
$1,661 Average Gift $643,163 Largest Gift

Alumna, BBA 1989 (specific name cannot be shared per GW policy)

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Gerardo Lopez

    CEO AMC Entertainment

  • Michael B. Enzi

    Senator (R-WY) United States Senate

  • Jerry Reinsdorf

    Chairman, Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox