About George Washington University:

The George Washington University (GW, GWU, or George Washington) is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Charted by an act of the United States Congress in 1821, GWU was founded on the basis of the wishes of George Washington, 1st President of the United States, for a national university within the nation's capital. The university is organized into 14 colleges and schools, including the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Media and Public Affairs, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, the GW Law School, and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. George Washington's main Foggy Bottom Campus is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank located on campus and the White House and the U.S. Department of State within blocks of campus. GWU hosts numerous research centers and institutes, including the National Security Archive and the Institute for International Economic Policy. GWU has two satellite campuses: the Mount Vernon Campus, located in D.C.'s Foxhall neighborhood and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 245 212 271 269 242 280 289 286 282 291 288 301 320

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Life Sciences 240 267 255 212 255 267 261 279 266 259 283 297
Medicine 123 174 151 168 165 166 175 169 169 168 191 198
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Social Sciences 63 71 78 93 83 69 82 74 75 73 97 88

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Chemistry - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 195
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 102
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Immunology - - - - - - - - - 152
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Mechanical Engineering - - - - - 291 - - 351-400 401-450
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 274
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Physics 255 275 - - - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400
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Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 74
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