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GW Schools and Units

Columbian College Medical School, 1824

This section brings together brief historical information on current and former GW Schools and Units, including schools that were independent prior to becoming part of GW, such as the Mount Vernon College and National University.

This list is not comprehensive, and we are always interested in expanding this resource. Please contact the university archives if you don't see an answer to your question here, or if you have a written history you would like to share.

Information for GW Units that may hold historical information they'd like to transfer to the archives can be found on the University Archives page.

Histories of GW Schools and Units: