Why GW?

Koobi Fora Field School in Africa

So you want to be an archeologist? Leave your Indiana Jones fantasies at home. At the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya, students get their hands dirty. They dig wells, battle 120 degree heat, dodge scorpions and uncover fossils. Read more.

Where in the World Did the Columbian College Go?

From learning about art in Europe or analyzing international business in Shanghai, Columbian College extends its lessons beyond the classroom—and past borders. Last summer students embarked on scholarly expeditions to all corners of the world. 

Undergraduate Admissions

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the George Washington University experience. Every graduate of GW takes classes in Columbian College. We are the foundation of a GW education.

We encourage you to meet with the GW admissions officers who travel to your area. Please visit our campuses, ask questions of our faculty and students and talk with your guidance counselor to learn as much as you can about GW and Columbian College. We know you will find that GW is a dynamic and extraordinary University.

How to Apply

GW accepts the Common Application which must be submitted electronically through the Common Application website.  Once you have applied, you will be able to check the status of your application by creating an account on the GW Admissions Activity Center.

For more information, consult the general Undergraduate Admissions page.

Tuition & Fees

With dynamic classroom experiences, unrivaled connections to influential organizations and institutions and a engaged alumni and parent network of employers and mentors, our students complete their studies with a clear sense of where their talents can have the greatest impact—and give them a head start on getting there.

Discover Columbian College

Watch our video to learn how Columbian College prepares students to be engaged members of the global environment through what we call the engaged liberal arts.