Located in the heart of Washington, DC since 1821, GW connects students to people and ideas in one of the world's move influential cities. As the largest institution of higher education in the U.S. capital, the university attracts nearly 11,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate students from 130 countries around the world. Through the university's partnerships and initiatives, students and faculty enjoy unparalleled access to leaders, practitioners, and resources at top corporations, government agencies, and international organizations, including the World Bank, National Institutes of Health, Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, and the National Science Foundation. Housed in a city unlike any other, our students gain an education unlike any other. The whole city is our classroom, and our students emerge not just with a diploma, but with experiences that could only happen at GW.