Famous Alumni of George Washington University - Celebrities from George Washington University

Commonly known as GW, George Washington University is a private research university located in Washington D.C. Being the largest institute of higher education in the District of Columbia, the university comprises of ten distinguished schools and colleges that provide an incredible learning opportunity to the enrolled students. It finds itself in the highest tier of “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” according to the Carnegie Classification. With numerous significant research centers and institutes the university lives up to this name by always buzzing with research activity. With programs in Arts & Science, Nursing, Law, Business, Nursing and so many more, the university is a home to a diverse set of students hailing from over 130 countries. The total student body comprises of over 26,000 graduate and undergraduate students who go on to achieve great things in life. George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management is the only school of applied politics in Washington. GW was also ranked 51 in a recent list of the world’s top 100 universities producing millionaires as per The Times Higher Education. Being a politically active college, the Princeton Review has ranked GW in the list of the top 10 most politically active colleges. Many of the esteemed faculty comprise of past and current political figures as well. George Washington University has produced various eminent alumni’s who’ve out shined in their areas of study such as Colin Powell, Kerry Washington, Harry Reid and John Foster Dulles. Keep reading to know more esteemed personalities who attended college in George Washington University.

Check out the list of notable George Washington University alumni. Some of the notable George Washington University students are Alec Baldwin, J. Edgar Hoover, Colin Powell, Brian Williams and Aldrich Ames.

The Most Famous Alumni of George Washington University

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Dana BashJune 15, 1971AmericanDana Bash is an American reporter and political correspondent for CNN
Aldrich AmesMay 26, 1941AmericanAldrich Hazen Ames is a former CIA officer, who was convicted of espionage against his own country in 1994
Vidya VoxSeptember 27, 1991AmericanVidya Vox (Vidya Iyer) is a singer and YouTube personality of Indian origin
Patch AdamsMay 28, 1945AmericanPatch Adams is an American physician, social activist, and clown, known for treating people with humor and love, apart from medication
Allen DullesApril 7, 1893AmericanAllan Dulles was an America lawyer and diplomat who later became the head of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Colin PowellApril 5, 1937AmericanColin Powell is a former U.S Joint Chief of Staff and Secretary of State
John W. SnowAugust 2, 1939AmericanJohn W
John Foster DullesFebruary 25, 1888AmericanJohn Foster Dulles was an influential U.S
Kerry WashingtonJanuary 31, 1977AmericanKerry Washington is a well-known American actress and producer
Mark FeltAugust 17, 1913AmericanMark Felt was an FBI agent, and the anonymous informant, nicknamed 'Deep Throat', who played a crtical role in exposing Watergate scandal
Julius Axelrod

Julius Axelrod

Julius Axelrod was an American biochemist who was one of winners of 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

AmericanMay 30, 1912113 views

Aldrich Ames

Aldrich Hazen Ames is a former CIA officer, who was convicted of espionage against his own country in 1994

AmericanMay 26, 1941315 views

Robert Byrd

Robert Carlyle Byrd was an eminent 20th century American politician

AmericanNovember 20, 1917111 views

Ted Lerner

Ted Lerner is a prominent American real estate developer

AmericanOctober 15, 1925106 views

J. Edgar Hoover

J Edgar Hoover served as first director of Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1935 until 1972

Patch Adams

Patch Adams is an American physician, social activist, and clown, known for treating people with humor and love, apart from medication

AmericanMay 28, 1945237 views

Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth is an Asian-American war veteran and politician

AmericanMarch 12, 1968129 views

Syngman Rhee

Syngman Rhee was the first president of South Korea

South KoreanMarch 26, 1875133 views

Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham was an American dancer and teacher, most remembered as an innovative and influential choreographer

AmericanApril 16, 1919130 views

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is an American actor best known for his role in the movie ‘The Cooler’

AmericanApril 3, 1958128 views