George Washington University - Rankings

The George Washington University (GW, or George Washington) is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The University has the following colleges and schools: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences; School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Law School; School of Engineering & Applied Science; Graduate School of Education & Human Development; School of Business; Elliott School of International Affairs; School of Public Health & Health Services; College of Professional Studies.

Notable GW alumni include: William Greenleaf Eliot (founder of Washington University in St. Louis), Patricia Roberts Harris (former director at IBM), Douglas Steenland (former President and CEO of Northwest Airlines), Ric Duques (former Chairman and CEO, First Data Corp), Jean Carnahan (Democrat from Missouri, 2001-2002), Jeremiah Denton (Republican from Alabama, 1981-1987), John Warner (Republican from Virginia, 1979-2009), etc.


- George Washington University is ranked 50th in the US News National Universities Rankings 2012.

- Ranked 2nd in the nation for “Most Politically Active Students” and 20th among national universities for “Happiest Students” (2009 Princeton Review: The Best 368 Colleges).

- George Washington University's public affairs graduate studies programs is rated No. 14, Law School rated No. 28, School of Public Health and Health Services rated No. 19 and Graduate School of Education and Human Development rated No. 34 are among 22 of the University's schools and specialty programs recognized (USNWR 2009 America's Best Graduate Schools). In addition GW Law's intellectual property program ranked No. 3 for the fourth year in 2009 while its international law program ranked No. 8 for the second year and the environmental law program ranked No. 16.

- George Washington University is ranked 262nd in the world (QS World University Rankings™ 2009).

- The School of Business graduate programs is ranked 7th for worldwide international programs and, overall, they ranked 48th in the United States and 85th in the world, according to Financial Times ratings January 2009.

- The business school's graduate-level programs are ranked 2nd worldwide among small schools (fewer than 100 students enrolled), according to the Aspen Institute/Beyond Grey Pinstripes (2007-2008).

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