George Washington University’s mission is to remain grounded in its history and in its community while the curriculum evolves to meet the demands of a changing world and job market. They hope to attract the most promising and proven scholars with their faculty who can help their students graduate to become leaders in every type of practice.
George Washington University is located in the nation’s capital of Washington D.C. The school was originally chartered in 1821 under the name of The Columbian College in the District of Columbia. In 1904, the school became the George Washington University. The school can trace much of its history and architectural details back to the Freemasons, due to the group's association with George Washington. Today the school has expanded and has two locations, one in Foggy Bottom just blocks from the White House and one in Mount Vernon, as well as many smaller satellite education centers.
George Washington University is well known for its good undergraduate liberal arts program as well as graduate programs in the Social Sciences, International Affairs, Medicine, Education, Public Health, and Law. The school also boasts many famous alumni including Courtney Cox Arquette, L. Ron Hubbard, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and J. Edgar Hoover.
George Washington University uses a variety of distance learning techniques to help students to learn outside of the traditional classroom setting. The school offers Associate, Bachelor, Graduate, Doctoral and certification programs online. Majors include Clinical Health Science, Emergency Health Services, Rehabilitation Counseling, Tourism Administration, Law Firm Management and more. Students will have access to the same faculty and resources as traditional students and be able to converse and collaborate with other students in an online setting.