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Welcome to the Office of the President
As the 16th president of the George Washington University, I am pleased to welcome you to an institution that is building every day on the visionary promise of its namesake. In his last will and testament, George Washington anticipated an institution that would create citizen-leaders for a young and newly united country. Today, the legacy of the first president of the United States has evolved into a university that graduates citizen-leaders not only for this nation but for the world. With daily contributions from students, faculty and staff, the George Washington University is fully engaged in new initiatives to yield greater knowledge, resources and an even more extensive contribution to our local – and global – community.
From models of urban sustainability to the impact of scientific exploration and invention, GW is making a difference.
Hosting approximately 25,000 students from all 50 states and more than 130 countries, George Washington is not only the largest institution of higher education in the nation’s capital, but also a leader in setting ever higher standards for innovation, diversity, sustainable living and public service.
As we enter the centennial year of our Foggy Bottom Campus, our university community is also embracing dynamic change, working to match a global reputation for advances in policy, law, humanities, and public service with new endeavors in research and discovery. From the heart of the world’s most powerful capital, George Washington is becoming a major player in exploring new frontiers and developing the scientific and technological advancements that will shape the future.
Enjoy your visit here and come back often. We have much to share as the George Washington University approaches our 2021 bicentennial.