George Washington University

Located in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States, this private university receives close to 2,292 new freshmen every fall. There are approximately 14,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending the university.

With over 80 majors being offered every year, the most popular ones are international affairs, political science, psychology and computer science. The university offers distinguished faculty and top programs combined with internships at international organizations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Being located in Washington, DC is definitely an advantage for students interested in politics, business, diplomacy and international affairs. The university is home to approximately 2,000 international students who come from over 130 countries. The George Washington University offers a number of graduate programs through the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Law School and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. One of the advantages of the School of Medicine is that it has its own hospital.

The negative side? Well, tuition is expensive…around $33,000 per school year and housing in the DC area is not exactly the cheapest in the country either. Cost of living in Washington DC is among the highest in the nation. Selectivity is high especially for those students who want to be admitted into law school, medical school or the Elliott School of International Affairs. Other options for those students who want to study in Washington DC are Georgetown University, American University and Catholic University. There are also a number of universities and community colleges that are located in Maryland and Virginia with easy access to the capital. If you want more information about this university, please visit its website

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