The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • GWU is a private (not-for-profit) and VCU is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • GWU has more expensive tuition & fees ($59,870) than VCU ($36,657).
  • It is harder to admit to GWU than VCU.
  • GWU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,400) than VCU (1,185).
  • GWU has higher submitted ACT score (32) than VCU (25).
  • VCU has more students with 29,070 students while GWU has 27,017 students.
  • VCU has more full-time faculties with 2,183 faculties while GWU has 1,255 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
GWUVCU
GWUvs.VCU
Washington, District of ColumbiaLocationRichmond, Virginia
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$59,870Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,319
Out-Of-State$36,657
65% ($30,529)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($11,276)
$30,529Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,276
40.98 %Acceptance Rates83.90 %
23.60 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.28 %
1,400SAT Score1,185
32ACT Score25
85 %Graduation Rate66 %
-Transfer-out Rate21 %
88 %Retention Rate83 %
27,017Student Population29,070
1,255Number of Faculties2,183
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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