The George Washington University

Enrollment Management & Retention

The Enrollment Management and Retention (EM&R) Division is made up of 8 different units and more than 100 staff members who are dedicated to ensuring an outstanding experience for prospective and current students.

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By the Numbers


  • 27,000 first-year applications for Fall 2017; 7,600 course selections offered in the 2015-2016 academic year
  • 33% increase in first-year enrollment from underrepresented groups in Fall 2016
  • More than 184 million dollars in institutional aid awarded in 2016; 15% of first-year students received Pell Grants in 2016
  • 9% increase in international, degree-seeking students in 2016




Recent Headlines

GW’s New STEMworks Adds New Dimensions to Learning

September 11, 2017

The Gelman Library opens a one-stop shop to boost quantitative skills and support for programming and coding.

High School and Middle School Girls Get a Jump on STEM at GW

September 05, 2017

Variety of programs available to female secondary school students are intended to keep women at the forefront of a growing field.

Graduate Students Get Official Welcome to GW

August 28, 2017

Ceremony introduces new post-baccalaureate Colonials to administrators, faculty and colleagues.


Graduate Students Give Back As Summer Academy Coaches

August 21, 2017

Coaches help undergraduate students with study skills and exam preparation to keep them on track for graduation.