Install MATLAB

MATLAB is already installed in all Computing Facility labs. The software is now available for download and installation on personal computers. An official GW email address is required.


Download the Installer

  1. Go to the GWU Sign In Portal
  2. Sign in with your GWU credentials. 
  3. Create a Mathworks account or log into your MathWorks account that is associated to your University license.
  4. Choose the "Install Matlab" option to download the current release. (Users can also download previous releases here).
  5. Choose a supported platform and download the installer.

Install and Activate

  1. Run the installer.
  2. In the installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
  3. When prompted to do so, select the Academic – Total Headcount license labeled Individual.
  4. Select the products you want to download and install.
  5. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
  6. Follow the prompts to activate MATLAB.


Need Assistance?

Contact MathWorks Installation Support here