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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Gw is a great school in the perfect location. There are so many things to do around and off campus, and everything is s short walk or metro ride away. The opportunities for internships are endless and Professors and staff are very helpful.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The proximity to the White House makes it amazing.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As I am studying International Relations and Affairs, it is not an understatement to say the location and environment of the George Washington University is one of the best option I could've had. Washington DC is the perfect place to experience what we learn from the lecture and books. My favorite activity in school with my friend is casual walk to the monuments and the White House. Cherry blossom festival in the National Mall in April is also stunning, and there are more than words could describe in this city. The only thing that would make students hesitate to attend to my university is the high, once the nation's highest, tuition. However, the cost effectiveness of this experience is golden, since you can never experience the same thing in any other city or university.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had an incredible experience at this school. People are all so interesting and legitimately invested in the world. The student elections are intense, which just goes to show how much students care about their school. It does have a very liberal political vibe (College Dems is huge). You really get exposed to a ton of different kinds of people, which has been amazing.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: SMPA is the place for me and the opportunities offered make it the obvious best choice.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The orientation and student days have been well organized and filled with good information

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being in DC is great. There are many opportunities to see speakers in the public and private sectors, as well as inter during the fall and spring semesters.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Housing around GW is expensive - but so is on campus housing. It eventually ends up being cheaper to live off campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: The party scene is big at GW. There's a lot of various - groups that go to clubs, groups that party in frats, groups that have dorm/house parties, etc. Once you're 21 (or have a fake), there are diverse bars close by. There is something for everyone.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: DC has great food - it is expensive, but I've always had plenty of options to choose from.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I didn't feel that restricted at GW. Drug use is not tolerated, so if you get caught, you can have some serious consequences. Otherwise, GW is too big to worry about you drinking.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The amount of financial aid I got was the reason I went to GW.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There are some "on campus" options that are okay, but the local businesses that take GWorld are way better in quality.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I've been in great dorms and grungy dorms. There is definitely a mix of price points - you'll quickly find out which ones are "good" and "bad."

5 College Freshman

Local Area: So much to do! GW is near the White House. Going to the Lincoln Memorial will take you 10minutes!

4 College Freshman

Academics: GWSB is an interesting place

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Study spots are nearly impossible to find during Midterms / Finals season

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love it. Being in the heart of DC is incredible, you get to meet so many people and have so many opportunities to try new things. We have an incredibly diverse student body and you'll always find your inner 'family' at GW. 450+ student orgs

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: GWSB has an amazing career center

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors at GW are so cool. Most of them have experiences that you could never imagine and it's amazing how they bring that into the classroom. My economics professor (Prof. Foster) knows most of her students (she teaches 600+ freshman) on a first name basis and is incredibly helpful.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: GW's Health Center moved to campus on the Spring of 2015. The University Counseling Center still has to make some improvements but they're getting there. Spots fill out quickly, they accept walk-ins but you might have to wait 30+ minutes in a bad day.

Doctors are very caring and look out for you.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Free access to the gym is included

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: You get what you put into it

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Foggy Bottom has a lot of restaurants that take GWorld (some have student discount)

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Too expensive, weird working hours, not much variety

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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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