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Reviews 1579 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Great community and people. Love every part of it. Too bad university is cracking down it greek life though

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: DC is an amazing city with so much to offer. Take advantage of it!

3 College Junior

Athletics: getting much better with the recent success of the BBall team. That's about it though.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: GW is a great place to be. Learn a lot and DC is an unbelievable place to go to college.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Some great girls here. Few smokeshows, but a lot of great looking and smart girls. A lot of ugly ones too.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Crackdown on Greek life sucks, but not terribly strict with dorm incidents

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Great club/bar scene. Or Frat parties.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some beautiful dorms, rest aren't great. Off campus is way less expensive.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Some great buildings, some bad ones

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Very good. Terrible that University makes you stay on campus so long.

1 College Junior

Campus Dining: Absolutely the worst. No dining halls. J Street is a joke

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Convenient but you get sick of stuff easily

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I think the academics are challenging enough and there is help available

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College Sophomore

Academics: I don't start my major curriculum until junior year

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are not a huge thing here, there isn't even a football team. Basketball is the main sport

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The strictness is average, it hasn't really affected me

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys are pretty preppy and usually wealthy. There's a variety in the types of guys though

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life is more apparent than I expected which I don't really like. Sometimes they can be annoying and cliquey

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are more expensive than off campus housing and are worse quality. This really needs to change. Students also must live in dorms for freshman and sophomore year

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lot's of variety, can be on the expensive side, but there's something for everyone

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a lot of options around campus, but you're forced to spend a certain amount of money every semester in the dining hall which is not very good and is expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: GW has an amazing International Affairs Program and the campus is directly in DC so it is definitely a city school. However, its science department is lacking. The social scene is pretty good, sometimes it feels like the greek life is too much though.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The school spirit isn't that high probably because sports aren't a huge thing there. Our basketball team is pretty good, but the school spirit is nothing like some state schools.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Meh. Not really into sports. Our basketball and volleyball get some attention though. We have some great facilities at the Smith Center but unless you are Varsity, you can't use them. Learner Health and Wellness Center (aka HellWell) is where the rest of us go. Intramural sports are fun but sometimes poorly organized and are not that big on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a large and vocal gay community that is very much supported by the student body (cough cough politically liberal community). There is also a strong Indian and Asian presence, represented by their many clubs and such. Although there is a high percentage of African Americans in DC, it is not reflected in the classrooms. We are mostly rich white kids who got rejected from Georgetown.

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David Glidden
Fuquay-Varina, NC
International Affairs (Spanish minor)
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Students at GW tend to complain a lot about the pricey tuition, lack of school spirit, perhaps unnecessary new facilities, and excessive nickel-and-diming. However, most students stay at GW for four years—GW’s retention rate is 91 percent. Many students are also upset about how GW compares academically to other schools, and that the science labs and facilities are run-down and old. GW students want the best and sometimes the University does not live up to their expectations.

Although GW provides students with a large variety of entertaining on-campus activities, students can also go off campus and enjoy the city. The University’s location in DC makes most GW students’ experiences worthwhile and interesting. GW would not be the same, nor as wonderful, if it were not located in DC. The city adds life, variety, and uniqueness to the campus environment. Students have the opportunity to land incredible internships while taking classes. The city also offers countless off-campus shows, productions, sporting events, restaurants and bars, museums, and (of course) the monuments to visit. Washington is the perfect college town because it attracts young people from all over the country, gives students amazing opportunities, and is easy to manage. GW is a great place to be—most students are happy to spend their four years here.

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