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Mathematics at George Washington University

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Mathematics at George Washington University

What traits are you looking for in a math school? To help you decide if George Washington University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's math program.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year. Of the 3,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 2021, 27 of them were mathematics majors.

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

GWU Mathematics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Math
  • Master’s Degree in Math
  • Doctorate Degree in Math

GWU Mathematics Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the math progam at GWU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The math major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Mathematics. 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Mathematics Graduate Certificate Schools 4
Best Mathematics Doctor’s Degree Schools 35
Best Value Mathematics Master’s Degree Schools 78
Best Value Mathematics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 249

In 2021, 3 students received their master’s degree in math from GWU. This makes it the #216 most popular school for math master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 4 students who received their doctoral degrees in math, making the school the #94 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of GWU Math Graduates

The median salary of math students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $56,802. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 32% higher than the national average of $43,164 for all math bachelor's degree recipients.


Math Student Demographics at GWU

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

GWU Mathematics Bachelor’s Program

52% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 48% of math bachelor's degrees went to men and 52% went to women. The typical math bachelor's degree program is made up of only 39% women. So female students are more repesented at GWU since its program graduates 13% more women than average.


About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in math 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 math.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 14
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

GWU Mathematics Master’s Program

33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 3 math majors earned their master's degree from GWU. Of these graduates, 67% were men and 33% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 0
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

GWU also has a doctoral program available in math. In 2021, 4 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Math Grads May Go Into

A degree in math 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
High School Teachers 3,850 $65,180
Statisticians 1,240 $104,310
Natural Sciences Managers 1,200 $132,310
Mathematical Science Professors 220 $113,120
Mathematicians 50 $133,870


*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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