Street signs in different languages; students posing with hippo statue; female student smiling

We aspire to preeminence as a comprehensive

Global research university

—GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc


GW Global

The George Washington University is a truly global institution. Our student body represents more than 135 countries, and each year hundreds of students and faculty members span the globe for study and research. GW’s faculty includes experts whose ideas can change the world. Our campus is home to more than a dozen internationally-focused research institutes, and our institutional relationships with major national and international organizations facilitate the direct application of faculty research to real-world challenges. 

Whether it’s pursuing a degree in Middle East Studies in D.C. or unearthing a new species of dinosaur in China’s Xianjiang province, GW students and faculty understand that discovery knows no bounds.

GW's student body reflects more than 135 countries



GW; 17; 17 current and former heads of state or cabinet ministers spoke on campus in 2016-17


4,200 international students from 130+ countries


45%; 45% of undergraduates study abroad


275,000; 275,000 alumni in more than 150 countries



A Global Campus  





A World-Wide Alumni Network


275,000+ Alumni throughout more than 150 countries




GW’s 275,000+ alumni can be found throughout more than 150 countries around the world.

Search our International Network to find an alumni group near you.

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