"There is no other university that combines location, work, play and education so seamlessly." - Carly Abenstein, '16 Political Communication, The GW Hatchet
Welcome to GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, where outside-the-box and interdisciplinary learning is cherished, and where academic rigor and achievement go hand-in-hand with a spirit of exploration and adventure.
Top 6 #OnlyatGW Moments
Taking a Selfie With Your Hero
Walking to Your Internship on the Hill
Graduating on the National Mall
Bumping into VIPs
Calling This Your Classroom
Making a Difference
Sophomore Carly Abenstein, Political Communication '16, snapped a selfie with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney after an April 2014 event at the School of Media and Public Affairs.
"At the Speaker's balcony :) #interning #capitolhill #government #onlyatgw #gwu" - Zoya Naumchik (@zoyanaumchik on Instagram) GW Arts & Sciences, Political Science major
Each May, GW graduates walk across the National Mall during commencement ceremonies - a true #OnlyatGW experience.
"Grocery shopping with the one and only Christine Lagarde! Chatted entirely in French (she even complimented my accent!) about Paris, Sciences Po, and her work at the G20!" - Amy O'Halloran, GW Class of 2015
"You call this a museum. I call it my classroom and office building #NGA #OnlyatGW." Theatre major Meghan Bernstein (@crutahn), Class of 2015, shares a photo on her way to class at the National Gallery of Art.
GW students completed over 100,000 hours of community service to secure Michelle Obama as commencement speaker and continue to make a difference across the University and the country through service learning initiatives, volunteering and alternative spring break programs.
Recent Undergraduate Studies News
Jennifer Curt battled alcoholism and depression on her way to a sober life. Now as an advocate with the peer-to-peer Students for Recovery, she’s helping others cope with their own struggles.
From research on herbicide poisoning to shell conservation efforts for repopulating marine life, Columbian College students are on a mission to revive an ecosystem of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.