George Washington University

Men's MCLA Contact: Kurt Stahl
Profile
Size
10 / 10
11,999 Undergrads / 27,973 Students
Cost
10 / 10
$37,638 Net Price
Selectivity
9 / 10
41% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
Enrollment
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Geography
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
Ethnicity
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
91%
Overall Graduation Rate
81%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
73% / 81%
Calendar System
Semester
Religious Affiliation
None
Housing
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Coach Recruiting Interview

Joe Opron is the Director of Lacrosse Operations at George Washington University. GWU’s MCLA program has been in great shape under Opron since their arrival to the MCLA. After being the team’s head coach for three seasons, and being the driving force behind the team’s successful bid to join the MCLA in 2013, Opron will step off the sideline and into the Director of Lacrosse Operations role. He will provide overall leadership and administrative support to the program and serve as a mentor for the players and coaches.

What is the best way for players to get on your recruiting radar?

Our Recruiting Coordinator, Nick Stensen, does a great job of getting out to as many recruiting camps as his schedule and our budget will allow. However, we are limited in the amount of players we get to see each summer, so it’s important that recruits provide a quality highlight film as early in the process as possible. Off the field, we look for excellent academic credentials and evidence of a sincere interest in George Washington University and Washington, DC. While we try to review and respond to all inquiries about the program, those that quickly demonstrate that the recruit has done his homework about GW will be rewarded with much more attention from our staff.

What type of player’s do you primarily look for, a raw athlete or refined lacrosse player?

There’s a place for both in every good program and both can contribute immediately at the MCLA level, so we primarily look for players who have a genuine passion for the sport. Our student-athletes aren’t on scholarship and don’t always have the same comforts afforded to NCAA Division I athletes, so to be successful, you have to love what you’re doing and love putting in the work to get better.

What areas of player development would you recommend players to focus on?

All players, whether they played at a top 25 high school or at a school far outside the traditional hotbeds, can best prepare for the college game by hitting the wall and getting serious about diet and exercise. In my experience, the most overlooked of these is diet. Players need to remember the axiom “garbage in, garbage out.” A strong workout is wasted when it is followed by pizza and soda, but a balanced diet will allow serious athletes to get the most out of their hard work.

What type of student-athletes find MCLA programs to be the best fit for them?

The best fit is going to be unique to each student-athlete, but I truly believe that the MCLA is potentially a great fit for all but the very top blue chip recruits. Considering that the majority of the US News and World Report Top 100 schools have MCLA lacrosse programs, serious student–athletes who have not considered at least one MCLA program should see that as a red flag signaling that they may need to revaluate how they’re approaching the college selection process.

Team Road Trips

The Colonials travel to nearby states Virginia and North Carolina for most of their away games. Their road trips include Liberty University, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and NC State. They have also taken trips to Florida to play University of Central Florida.

Recruit Commits
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Kyle Lyon Newark Charter Newark, DE Mid
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Jonathan Matthews West Windsor-Plainsboro South Princeton Junction, NJ Att
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Location
2121 I Street NW, Washington, DC, 20052, Washington, DC, 20052 See Directions
Team Videos
Where Grads Live
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Norfolk Virginia Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Canada
Where Grads Work
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • US Army
  • Deloitte
  • US Navy
  • The World Bank
  • United States Air Force
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • AT&T
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Verizon
  • Cisco
  • United States Department of Defense
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Program and Project Management
  • Research
  • Media and Communication
  • Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Healthcare Services
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Administrative
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall
Student Life
Professors
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
580 - 695
Math
640 - 720
Total
1300 - 1460
ACT
English
29 - 34
Math
27 - 31
Composite
29 - 32

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 610 - 700 for SAT; 8 - 9 for ACT

SAT Math
SAT Reading
ACT

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 26,987 10,421 16,566
% Admitted 41% 39% 43%
% Admits That Enroll 24% 23% 24%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.8
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
     
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    Recommended Rec.
    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
    College Prep Classes
    Recommendations
    Demonstrate Competencies
    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Admissions Office
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (34%)
    Business (17%)
    Health Professions (11%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Engineering (6%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
    Physical Sciences (2%)
    History (1%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (1%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (1%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (1%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (1%)
    Foreign Languages
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
    Athlete Graduation Rate
    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $37,638

    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

     
    Undergraduate
     
    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$53,518
    Books & Supplies$1,325
    Cost of Living$13,000
    Personal Expenses$1,525
     
    Sticker Price$69,368

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    77% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship75%$29,429
    Federal Grants16%$5,954
    Pell Grants15%$4,649
    Other Federal15%$1,988
    State & Local Grants2%$1,613
    Institutional Grants75%$28,103
     
    Student Loans42%$7,247
    Federal Loans41%$6,180
    Other Loans2%$25,065

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $1.73 Billion $61,815

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $21,500 $266

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.6%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 3,214 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $69,600

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.

    Payback

    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.65 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 73% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 27 27
    Fondling 7 4
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 9 1
    Aggravated Assault 5 3
    Burglary 14 10
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Category
    Classification
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, highly residential

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