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The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington's vision of an institution in the nation's capital dedicated to education and the preparation of future leaders.

Today, with more than 25,000 students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 130 countries, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital.  In addition to engaging in rigorous academic programs, GW students value the energy and excitement of the university's social and service-oriented communities. Students take full advantage of the fact that the world intersects GW's campus and participate in a wide range of cultural, political, culinary, and social ventures off campus.