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Reviews 1579 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid or scholarship.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Again, it's DC. It is a beautiful city with a ton of attractions. I will never get sick of the National Mall.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Just don't vomit everywhere! You can be drunk as long as you refrain from being sloppy. If you get back to your dorm and swipe yourself in, they'll be content. If you're stumbling around alone at 4am, you may be stopped. They're mostly concerned with kids with alcohol poisoning or who appear to be on their way to it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of off campus food options and most within a few blocks accept GWorld. I'd say most meals are had at non-GW restaurants.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are dorm parties, frat parties, bars, and clubs. It really depends on what you prefer.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: On campus metro stop. Multiple ZipCars at multiple locations. Taxis drive through at all hours (especially Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings).

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: It's in DC. What more could you want? The funding is exorbitant, the facilities are extravagant, and campus life is extremely pleasant.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is perfectly situated four blocks from the White House and six from the National Mall. Despite being in a city, the campus is definitely set apart from the hustle and bustle. GW is bordered to the north by Pennsylvania ave, to the south by E St, to the east by 19th St, and to the west by Virginia ave.. Most of the buildings within that area belong to GW.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Not very many students need to use the computer labs as most have their own. Most have macs.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There really is someone at GW for everyone. Though many of the girls and guys conform to popular trends, there are plenty who don't.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Apparently, the business school is the hardest to switch into. It's best to enter it directly... most of the requirements also count for other schools if you decide to switch.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The international business program is said to be one of the best in the country. We have an amazing number of opportunities being in Washington, DC.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life tends to dominate the freshman social scene but its value diminishes thereafter.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I don't really care about this.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: The program needs to be reviewed. A lot of classes I have already taken they are doing away with, which is frustrating.

3 College Senior

Majors: Some of the professors need to be evaluated. The workload is okay. I haven't been able to get an internship yet.

1 College Senior

Weather: Weather in the DC area is very bipolar. One day it is snowing, the next day its 100 degrees out.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never been to the health center. Occasionally I get crime alerts.

College Senior

Athletics: I've never been to the athletic facilities

3 College Senior

Facilities: Our building for Public Health is old, but we are getting a new one.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: I have experienced a great amount of diversity.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not involved in greek life, but assume it is okay.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I received financial aid through a federal loan. The process was straightforward. I usually get the loans after school starts, which can be problematic.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: GW is the best, period.

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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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