George Washington University

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George Washington University
motto Deus Nobis Fiducia
founding 1821
Sponsorship Private
place Washington, DC , USA
president Steven Knapp
Students 24,500
Professors 2,000
Foundation assets $ 1.5 billion

The George Washington University is a private university in Washington, DC , founded in 1821 as Columbian College . It is now the largest university in the District of Columbia.


George Washington University

As usual at US universities, this is divided into colleges and schools. The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is the university's oldest college .

  • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Media and Public Affairs
  • School of Business
  • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • School of Public Health and Health Services
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
  • Graduate School of Political Management
  • George Washington University Medical School
  • George Washington University Law School
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Academic degrees are offered in the humanities, medicine, health science, law, engineering and applied sciences, education, business and public administration, international politics, and public health care.


The George Washington University sports teams are the Colonials . The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference .


Memorial to George Washington on the grounds of George Washington University.



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Coordinates: 38 ° 54 '2 "  N , 77 ° 2' 49"  W.