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Reviews 1579 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Academics: In order to follow my career goal as a forensic psychology, I must double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. The overlap in requirements makes this very achievable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's what it should be.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I turn a blind eye. I'm more focus on my school curriculum than anything else.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Living in the heart of the city makes everything fairly accessible. I love being able to walk everywhere.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The tuition is incredibly expensive; I need financial aid to continue my education at GW all 4 years.

4 College Freshman

Weather: I love DC weather, am I'm a Floridian!

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I wish JStreet money and Colonial Cash were one in the same!

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Health & Safety: You still better watch your back

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Transportation: 4 ride can take you anywhere

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's alright but the elevators are disgusting. Don't be lazy, take the stairs.

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Health & Safety: Campus police only seem to be around when YOU are doing something wrong.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Free campus wide WiFi and lots of computer labs are major plusses.

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Transportation: It is fast and convinient.

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Drug Safety: The university knows students are drinking and blazing up, but doesn't care unless you are stupid about it.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is very expensive, but that is par for the course in cities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: A lot of schools have a better setup. We have a number if off campus options that take our meal plan, and those are always better options.

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Academics: One of the better schools in the country.

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Academics: The professors are very caring and helpful.

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Local Atmosphere: The Redskins are sucking, but I'm a Giants fan so that's great.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The housing issues have really been a deal breaker. There are other schools in the area that I probably would have been more comfortable with.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Like any city, the clubs are numerous and the drinks are expensive.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is no better place for international relations than DC, and few schools better.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are a ton of internships and job opportunities if you know where to look.


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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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