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Philosophy at George Washington University

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Philosophy at George Washington University

Every philosophy school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the philosophy program at George Washington University stacks up to those at other schools.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 27,017. Of the 3,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 2021, 19 of them were philosophy majors.

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

GWU Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy

GWU Philosophy Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks philosophy programs across the country. The following shows how GWU performed in these rankings.

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 philosophy major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Philosophy. 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
Most Popular Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 107
Most Focused Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 544

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in philosophy from GWU. This is the #140 most popular school for philosophy master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Philosophy Graduates from GWU Make?

The median salary of philosophy students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $33,265. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 16% higher than the national average of $28,602 for all philosophy bachelor's degree recipients.


Philosophy Student Demographics at GWU

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

GWU Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

63% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 37% of philosophy bachelor's degrees went to men and 63% went to women. The typical philosophy bachelor's degree program is made up of only 41% women. So female students are more repesented at GWU since its program graduates 23% more women than average.


About 58% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in philosophy at GWU are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 9% more racial-ethnic minorities in its philosophy bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

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

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy 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
Natural Sciences Managers 1,200 $132,310
Philosophy and Religion Professors 530 $84,880
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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