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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.

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.


University Yard landscape with George Washington statue



Foggy Bottom Campus Tours

Register for an in-person campus tours of Foggy Bottom today!  Tours are available from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Can't make it in-person? Take our virtual tour.

In-person campus tours Virtual campus tours

The GW Experience, Resources and Support



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.  


current Columbian College graduate students


full-time faculty members


Columbian College alumni living and working worldwide


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.


research centers and institutes


in research expenditures


faculty books published annually


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Schedule an appointment

Want to talk with an admissions officer?  You can schedule an appointment with a member of our team to discuss program offerings and learn about the admissions process.

Prospective Students: Chat about our program offerings

Current Applicants: Chat about the admissions 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.


Other Student Experience Initiatives


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. 

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."