Virginia Relations

The George Washington University has longstanding ties with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The university started its first graduate center in Virginia in Hampton Roads more than 60 years ago. Today, GW boasts the 122 acre Virginia Science and Technology campus in Ashburn as well as graduate education centers in both Alexandria and Arlington. 

GW has a unique role in Virginia as an independent university heavily focused on research and graduate studies. Over the past two decades, GW has developed distinct programs of excellence in the Northern Virginia technology corridor, including research programs in cybersecurity, big data, and health sciences. 

GW’s School of Nursing, established in 2010, is headquartered on the Virginia campus and is helping to address nursing shortages in the healthcare field. The nursing school has grown rapidly over its first ten years, as it currently graduates more nurses with a baccalaureate degree than any other school in the Commonwealth.