George Washington University

Sitting in the heart of the capital city of the United States the academic buildings, resident halls and other facilities are all a maximum of 15 minutes walking distance from each other.

GWU is a medium size university with more than 11,000 undergraduates. What stands out at GWU is that they are SAT/ACT optional – even for international students. So whether you are interested in their Engineering School or their Business School or even their extremely selective International Affairs School you do not need to submit standardized test scores to be considered for admission. Besides the above mentioned 3 Schools you also have a choice of the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as an Arts and Design school and the selective Media and Public Affairs school.  GWU is therefore a great choice for those who are, at the time of applying, ready to select a major in journalism or international relations as the university has highly ranked dedicated schools in these areas. It’s also a great choice for those who want to major in the performing arts but are not ready to submit a portfolio at the time of applying – their school of the Arts and Design does not require these for their BA programs in Theatre, Music and Dance. And if you are unsure about selecting these specialized Schools you can select the College of Arts and Sciences as your first choice school and always minor or double major in any of the areas offered in any of the other Schools.

Being in the heart of DC students have plenty of options for internships in government, nonprofit, media, research, the arts and even in engineering as the Virginia Technology Corridor (labeled the next Silicon Valley) is just round the corner.

When applying for admission students are automatically considered for merit based scholarships and the university offers some very generous full tuition scholarships to several international students every year.

Another stand out feature at GWU is their dining system. Instead of eating their meals at a university run dining hall, students get to choose from a 100+ restaurants and cafes on and around their campus for any of their meals. Students also have guaranteed housing for all 4 years with a variety of options from singles, doubles and apartment style living.

So GWU is really a great fit for anyone looking for the excitement and convenience of city life with the academic and residential amenities of a premier university. With 75+ majors it offers everything you might be interested in exploring and eventually specializing in.