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Reviews 1752 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of restaurants around the campus area. Every few blocks there are more cafes and restaurants to choose from. We're also easy metro distance from tons of other locations if you need more variety.

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College Freshman

Administration: I haven't spent much time dealing with the administration since I'm a distance learner. I only know about the policies, most of which seem fair but pretty strict.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Great bars in the area, a little pricey for drinks, but fun places to go to. Lots of places to dance, pretty classy and nowhere that's disgusting or trashy.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm going to give the school an above average rating, because they are definitely willing to work with you through the whole process because they know that alternative programs have had a lot of trouble with students being able to get the appropriate funding. I did very easily receive one scholarship through a cooperative agreement with an association I am a member of, which helps. My program has non-traditional start dates, and I'm still working with financial aid and student accounts to make sure I get the aid I need and don't go bankrupt in the process.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't eat on campus too often, but what I've had is a little limited in what I can eat since I'm gluten-intolerant.

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm a distance learner with occasional commutes to campus for on-campus courses, so I haven't lived in the dorms. They look nice though!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about off-campus housing since I've only lived on campus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many great restaurants that are within a block of campus and they are for the most part reasonably priced, healthy, and delicious. Makes up for the horrible dining options on campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Strictness is not consistent on campus. As it often happens, good people get busted after doing something once while other people practically get away with murder. Drugs and alcohol are very present on campus but most people are responsible with it so they don't get in trouble. I think the leniency can be good but not all feel the same way.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party much, but when I do it's not hard to find somewhere to go.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: School is very expensive. Applying for it is not hard but I just have a bunch of loans that isn't really helping me pay for college.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food on campus dining halls are pretty awful and overpriced, but there are many locations that take gworld cash that are conveniently close.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are clean and have few issues. When things need fixing, maintenance will come make repairs quickly. Spacious dorms with high percentage being suite-style which is really nice.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Don not live in DC. TRY VA or MD. The cost of living up here is so ridiculously expensive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are a ton of places in georegtown but other than that you will most likely be spending $90 at wholefoods every week.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is hard to work with. They constantly redirect you to someone who cant help and don't like to be bothered.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The best part about being in DC is that you can go anywhere in the city to have a good time. I dont spend a ton of time on campus because there is more to do off campus

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: GW takes from the poor and gives to the rich. It is one of the most expensive schools and will hastle you if you cant pay your tuition right away.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: the food is pretty standard but most kids end up eating at a food truck

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: old dorms in old buildings but great location in dc

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: This school is very, very expensive and the education/experience you receive from it isn't really worth the cost.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not big into it, but you meet great people to chill with.

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Everything is way overpriced, even J Street which is supposed to be the closest thing to a dining hall. Your GWorld will run out quickly unless you spend no more than like $15 a day.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in Mitchell. Don't live in Mitchell.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments and houses are very easy to access from campus.

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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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