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Writing Studies at George Washington University

If you are interested in studying writing studies, you may want to check out the program at George Washington University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 17 writing majors received their bachelor's degree from GWU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Writing Studies section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Writing Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Writing

GWU Writing Studies Rankings

The writing major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Writing Studies. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Writing Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the writing majors at George Washington University.

GWU Writing Studies Bachelor’s Program

82% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 17 writing students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from GWU, about 18% were men and 82% were women.


About 71% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in writing at GWU are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in writing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 12
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

GWU also has a doctoral program available in writing. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Writing Grads May Go Into

A degree in writing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Editors 3,330 $89,710
Writers and Authors 1,250 $101,690
Technical Writers 660 $86,120
English Language and Literature Professors 370 $115,590


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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