George Washington University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Washington, DC
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
33 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Located in Washington, DC
  • Internship opportunities
  • College campus feel, in the middle of the city
  • Top-of-the-line facilities and dorms

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • High tuition
  • Lack of school spirit
  • The fairly common spoiled rich students
  • Cost of city living

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

George Washington Student Reviews

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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.


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