This is the third consecutive year that GW was ranked in the top five among medium-sized universities.
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For every $1 the University shelled out for professional fundraising services, officials raised about $149 in fiscal year 2016.
The University whittled down its list of peer schools from 18 to 12 this semester in an effort to eliminate schools that well out rank GW.
Experts said donations to launch these funds can be hard to secure because starting an endowed faculty chair or scholarship requires a significant amount of money.
Officials say the task force will likely need more time to address institutional challenges related to alumni interactions and fundraising.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a 3.2 percent tuition hike for next academic year at its meeting Friday.
Provost Forrest Maltzman insisted the University’s online offerings are equally as strong as traditional classes, citing data about student satisfaction.
The research office is funding GW’s first-ever undergraduate research journal as part of its goal to entice more undergraduates to get involved in projects.
Faculty and officials say Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz worked behind the scenes on some of the University’s most transformative decisions.