We are Columbian College.
The academic heart of GW and home of the engaged liberal arts.



GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences students in varying subjects

As an undergraduate in Columbian College, you are in a unique position to maximize your #OnlyatGW experience. From exclusive academic courses to enriching research opportunities, Columbian College is dedicated to providing you with experiential and engaged learning experiences both in and outside the classroom. And, with more than 160 majors, minors and combined degree programs (bachelor’s + master’s), we offer a program of study suited for virtually every interest.

Join Us October 17–26

Registration is open for the 2023 Graduate Programs Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific info sessions and opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and our admissions team.

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Register for Alumni & Families Weekend

Alumni and families, make plans to return to campus from September 30 to October 2 to connect with each other and see what’s new at CCAS! Visit the GW Alumni & Families Weekend website to plan your visit, see a full schedule of events and register.

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"My undergraduate experience at GW has been filled with impactful moments, individuals and experiences so it is hard to pinpoint just one. I feel very fortunate to have been able to meet so many amazing and uplifting individuals through my time in the direct GW community."

Halea Kerr-Layton
BA '19, Spanish & Latin American Language,
Literatures and Cultures


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