14 Facts About George Washington University

1. George Washington University has various club sports, which are not varsity sports, but compete against other colleges.

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2. In 2012, George Washington University took 1st place at the National Cheerleaders Association Mascot Competition and is the university's first national champion.

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3. George Washington University is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference and most of its teams play at the NCAA Division I level.

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4. George Washington University was ranked number 12 on The Sierra Club's magazine "Cool Schools List" for 2014 and was included in the Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Schools for 2013.

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5. George Washington University is located in downtown DC, near the Kennedy Center, embassies, and other cultural events.

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6. George Washington University is the largest research university in the District of Columbia.

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7. George Washington University has many international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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8. George Washington University is governed by the GW Board of Trustees, the President of the George Washington University, provost, vice presidents, deans, and department chairs.

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9. George Washington University operates a research and graduate campus in Ashburn, Virginia which was established in 1991.

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10. George Washington University has three fully integrated campuses in the DC area.

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11. Many of the Colleges of the George Washington University stand out for their age and history.

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12. In 1904, Columbian George Washington University changed its name to the George Washington University in an agreement with the George Washington Memorial Association to build a campus building in honor of the first US President.

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13. George Washington University presented numerous letters to Congress and included the subject in his last will and testament.

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14. George Washington University is a private research university in Washington, DC It was charted in 1821 by an act of the United States Congress.

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