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Columbian College is the home of value-added education, emboldening our students to be effective citizen leaders who are ready to tackle the challenges of our 21st-century global society with the highest of ethical and moral compasses.

We seek to educate a new generation of innovators, humanitarians, artists and analysts who want to make a difference in the real world.


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Jevin Hodge GW BA Political Science, Class of 2016

Jevin Hodge

BA '16, Political Science

"For a political science student, studying in the nation's capital is like a dream come true. The environment, the people, the location, the classes — it all helped me see politics and political theory through a different lens."


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Rachel Dawson GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences on diversity

Rachel Dawson

MA '06, Environmental Resource Policy

"My program at GW offered an opportunity to engage with other students from very diverse backgrounds, learn from top-notch educators and tailor the program to my specific interests. Also, its location in the heart of D.C. offered access to unparalleled resources and opportunities on and off campus."