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George Washington University
2121 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
The George Washington University (GW) is a private, coeducational research university in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has ten colleges and schools: the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (which includes the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, the School of Media and Public Affairs, and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration); the School of Business, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the College of Professional Studies (which includes the Graduate School of Political Management), the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, the Law School, the School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Notable alumni include science-fiction author Lester del Rey; "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty; former Wired editor Chris Anderson; investigative reporter Bob Woodward; satirist Mark Russell; actress Rooney Mara; and actors Casey Affleck, Alec Baldwin, and T.J. Miller.
Library access: Gelman Library, the main campus library, is closed to the general public. Access is granted to members of local library consortia and members of the Foggy Bottom Association or West End Association. Others may purchase access or borrowing privileges for costs ranging from $200 (access-only during summer) to $1200 (access and borrowing for one year).
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