George Washington University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Washington, DC
Website
www.gwu.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
9,758
Part-Time Undergrads
706
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$47,343
Out-of-State Tuition
$47,343
Room & Board
$13,050
Acceptance Rate
33 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1830–2090
Average ACT Scores
27–31

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

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

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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3 College Junior

Diversity: Could use a more diverse student body

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Plenty of places to go.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: People are going to do it anyway.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Easy access to an on-campus metro. There are plenty of buses and bikeshares too.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Its very nice, but expensive.

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