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Reviews 1749 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great experience is driven by the environment. I believe the school could care about the students a bit more.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is very strong, but could be better.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Great, but school is trying to elminate it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School should do more for the students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professors are very helpful and they understand my needs. The material is balanced so that it is not to easy but not too hard. The class sizes are mostly medium but sometimes large for general ed classes.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: George Washington is the best school for internships. They have many guest speakers explain how to move up the corporate ladder so to speak.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The well-being for students safety is a priority at GW. We are all given safety briefs during Freshman year so we know what to do in case trouble does happen.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I would have given this a higher rating if the bathrooms were much cleaner. It is not the fault of maintenance, but the men in my dorm (it is a communal bathroom) need to learn how to flush the toilet.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I really do not notice Greek life at all. There is minimal presence of Greek life that I see at GW. I may see symbols representing pride in Greek life, but I don't notice much hype surrounding Greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I do enjoy the Basketball games at George Washington and the Lerner Health and Wellness center has a gym where I can work out. I need to lose weight and they have everything I could possibly need to achieve that goal.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I could not have picked a better school to go to. The access to various resources like the career center, the library, the metro station just makes me feel very mature. Everyone has a kind heart and everyone always gives it 110% and I respect that. My school is unique because it is the #1 school for internships and that is something I would love to do.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think the athletic facilities are great! There is great school spirit also.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like going to GW. It has a wonderful location for internships.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My professors are all leaders in their field and well knowledgable. They care about the students and do their best to give us a rewarding educational experience.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: GW is a leading school. Receiving an education here says a lot about an individual on paper.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I work as a police officer in the safety and security office on my school

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I think for what we pay for housing, we should receive a lot more than what we do.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love my program, my classes and my teachers. It is a great experience and I am learning a lot.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our Emerg services are always doing their job whether it's early in the morning or late at night, they are actively looking out for the safety of the student body. There is little campus crime and the only thing that ever happens is a noise complaint every once in a while.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of my professors have been very open and expressive about their classes while others are hard to reach, don't offer help or are somewhat ignorant. There are a variety of courses offered in many different topics. Most class styles or lectures and the sizes can range from 100+ to 11 students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are limitless possibilities for jobs and internships with a degree from this school. The student career center is extremely beneficial and puts a lot of effort into helping students find their fit for careers.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on the dorm you're in, housing can be a blessing or a curse. My freshman year dorm, Madison, was extremely close to my classes and athletic facilities that I needed, but there was little space, the room was not clean and it was falling apart. The elevator took at least 15 minutes to go from the 4th floor to the lobby and could only fit, at most, 4 people at a time. Many freshman athletes lived there so it was a nice social experience. The cost was ridiculous compared to other, nicer freshman dorms with better amenities. My sophomore dorm, Amsterdam, was extremely nice and spacious. It was relatively new and was very close to my classes and food options as well as the metro station. The cost was a little more than the other sophomore dorms, but it was worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not all varsity teams are acknowledged or admired. Being an ex-athlete, my sport was highly discouraged by the student body and only men's basketball was praised out of over a dozen of varsity sports that have been nationally and regionally recognized. Most of our athletic teams have done okay jobs, the teams that typically thrive continue to thrive but the others are seen as "average" to the school. There is almost no fan support at women's games and really any sport that isn't men's basketball. There is little school spirit unless it is for, once again, men's basketball or volleyball. Our athletic facilities have recently been renovated, but they could be more improved. Our turf field has no lights or speakers as well as poor seating for the "fans" that show up. Our locker rooms are too small to fit our entire team; girls on some teams had to split lockers so everyone could at least put gear inside.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being in the center of DC is so amazing with endless possibilities for entertainment, leisure and career opportunities. My friends and I never have a bad time when we're walking around during the week, between classes or when we go out. The academics can be challenging at times, but more likely than not, depending on your major and professor, it is easy to seek help. I would choose my school if I could do it all over again because of the environment it's in as well as the great memories it has provided me with. Something I wish would change is the cost of attendance. I believe it almost robbery to charge that much for an education nowadays.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is big for some students but really only for basketball, maybe volleyball.

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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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