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The Engaged Liberal Arts.


Columbian College of Arts & Sciences


Making a Difference

Lessons from the Vietnam War

In a CCAS-event, historians, cultural experts and political and military leaders reflected on how the Vietnam War continues to influence us 50 years later.

Learning & Discovery

Showcase for Student Research 

More than 125 students across a variety of disciplines displayed their scholarly work at the inaugural CCAS Research Showcase.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus Supports Mathematics

A $1.5 million bequest commitment by alumnus John Dixon Sullivan, BS ’76, MS ’83, will create The John Dixon Sullivan Mathematics Innovation Fund.

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CCAS by the Numbers


67 majors, 68 minors, 17 certificates, 51 master's degrees, 24 doctoral degrees



530 Full-Time Faculty, 5,100 undergraduate, 2,500 graduate



86,000 Columbian College Alumni living in all 50 states and 120+ countries







The Columbian College Experience

The Columbian College of Arts & Sciences is home to what it calls the engaged liberal arts, where experiential learning and research opportunities, unique access to D.C. and the world, a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary curriculum and an expansive alumni network prepare the next generation of engaged, effective and responsible citizens of the 21st century.

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"There’s a really unique type of student who ends up at GW. It’s not a conventional school choice, and there’s an even more selective group who end up in a program like . . .  political communications. Those people are just amazing, and I’ve made some really good friends over the last couple of years, and that’s what’s going to be the most important thing I take away from my college experience—the people I met.”

Jonas Poggi
BA ‘22, Political Communications