Founded in 1821, The George Washington University is the largest university in the Washington D.C. area. The school is noted for its strong programs in international affairs and government. The private institution holds no religious affiliation and is currently (2001) home to more than 19,000 students including undergraduate and graduate students. The school’s Foggy Bottom campus is located in the heart of downtown, just blocks away from the State Department. The school’s hefty price tag however, about 36,000 dollars, after everything is counted, has kept it quite exclusive, and it is mainly attended by rich, northern, Caucasian students.

Statistics Source: The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges