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The George Washington University


  • The George Washington University (GW or George Washington) is a private, coeducational research university, chartered in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia. 
  • In 1873, Columbian College was renamed to Columbian University and began offering doctoral degrees and admitted its first women. 
  • In 1904, Columbian University became The George Washington University and eight years later, the university moved to its present location in Foggy Bottom. 


The George Washington University, Rice Hall, 2121 I Street, NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20052, USA