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Learn all about the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS).  From our unique and convenient locations in and around the nation's capital, our faculty-led events and information sessions and touring our facilities.

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About our Campus Locations

Professors Gate, GW

Foggy Bottom Campus

This historic campus, nestled between the White House, the Kennedy Center and a number of federal and international agencies, gives you unparalleled opportunities and turns the city into your classroom.

Whether you're looking to learn from experts in our classrooms, experience the arts in our studios and museums, make discoveries in our research facilities, relax with friends in our green spaces, or explore the city, Foggy Bottom has something for you.

Mount Vernon Campus

Mount Vernon Campus

This campus, affectionately known as "The Vern," provides a traditional college campus atmosphere just a few miles from the bustle of downtown. The Vern is home to residence halls, academic buildings, athletic facilities, a library and even an outdoor challenge course, all surrounded by rolling green hills.

Access between The Vern and Foggy Bottom is easy, with a shuttle service running around the clock.

Our Forensic Sciences programs are located on our Mt Vernon Campus.

Virginia Education Centers

Virginia Education Centers

Beyond GW’s main campuses, Columbian College offers graduate programs online and at Graduate Education Centers in Alexandria and Arlington. Regardless of how or where you take your courses, you have access to the full benefit of GW’s acclaimed faculty and academic excellence.

The Art Therapy and Forensic Psychology programs are offered at our Alexandria Education Center, and the Organizational Sciences program is located at our Arlington Education Center.

** Important Campus Visit Update **

The George Washington University has suspended in-person events as a precautionary measure until future notice. Explore our campus through GW's Virtual Tour. You may view updates on GW's COVID-19 planning website. Our team is available to answer questions by email ([email protected]) during regular business hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

 


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The GW Experience, Resources and Support

Academics

 

Housed in the nation’s capital, Columbian College graduate students gain an education unlike any other. The whole city is our classroom, and students not only emerge with a diploma, but with experiences that could happen only at GW. We understand that every GW student is unique, and we know that graduate students have different needs to thrive inside and outside of the classroom.

That’s why we do everything we can to support our students. From career counseling, disability support services to academic advising, we are dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to succeed. And with state-of-the art research facilities, fine and performing arts spaces and a wide array of library services, we are committed to showing you that GW is one of the most stimulating places to learn, observe and engage in the arts and sciences.  

2,750

current Columbian College graduate students

523

full-time faculty members

81,400

Columbian College alumni living and working worldwide

 


Other Student Experience Initiatives

International Buddy Program

International Buddy Program

The International Buddy Program (IBP) is designed to encourage current students to meet new international students and help them transition into life at GW.

The Bouchet Society

The Bouchet Society

The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.

Current Student Events

Current Student Events

Make sure you're up to date with all of the events that are happening within the Columbian College and University from self-care activities to forums and information sessions. 

 


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Our Research

Student research

 

Discovery and innovation are a Columbian College tradition—from our century-long research partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to our state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Hall. Whether our scholars are observing celestial bodies light years from Earth or examining the roots of diseases like tuberculosis and malaria, Columbian College faculty and students are uncovering age-old mysteries and finding solutions to 21st-century challenges.

28

research centers and institutes

$17.6M

in research expenditures

50

faculty books published annually

 


 

 

Attend an Information Session

We host several program-specific and general graduate school virtual information sessions throughout the year. Program-specific sessions allow you to hear directly from faculty about the program of your interest. Our general information sessions cover a variety of topics you might find valuable while navigating the application process. 

 

 

Chat with a Current Student

Want to know more about what it’s like to be a Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) graduate student at the George Washington University?  Our Graduate Ambassadors are here to provide you with essential information you need to transition to the George Washington University.

 


Shiori Oki

Shiori Oki

MA '20, Museum Studies

"I chose GW because I knew it would provide the resources and education I wanted from a graduate program. GW's networks offer students the ability to diversify their personal and professional interests."