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Reviews 1732 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

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5 College Freshman

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

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: One FANTASTIC perk of DC

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Not too overbearing but the Emerge system should be revised. Otherwise I've always felt safe and respected.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Fantastic. The cheapest school that I was accepted into.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Easy to be social if you try.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: J-Street is way over priced and pretty nasty. Pelham is better. But the dining around campus is awesome.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the city/campus feel. Most of the dorms are really nice, however some are not up to par. For the most part the amenities are above average, as well as the convenience. The prices are high, but we are in DC..

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a fairly important part of the social atmosphere. GW hates Greek life, however, and houses have been taken away as punishments for many of the fraternities and sororities.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options everywhere, especially in Georgetown.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene consists mostly of going to clubs at midnight on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Frat parties are not fun.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Food: J Street has inconvenient hours, the staff is unfriendly, and there are very few healthy options available. Overall the food is horrible.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Thurston Hall is located on the edge of campus, making it the farthest student dorm from most academic buildings on campus. The rooms are dusty and moldy, and very poorly lit.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Please read my previous answer. I attend George Washington University, but you did not ask HOW I attend. I have never been on campus and thus do not know what the food options are like.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. This survey automatically assumed that I lived on campus because I attend the university. That is a terrible way to conduct a survey.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: DC is a wonderful city

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Old dorms not a lot of space

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The Avenue 2400 M street and other building in the area are great and not much more than GWU housing

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life was the best decision I've made at GWU yet

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: GWU is a unique and amazing school if you utilize everything it has to offer. Its socially and culturally diverse with a great student body and a lively city environment

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: So much fun, great mix of clubbing and mixers, sucks if you're not in greek life

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: At first, I didn't really like the school. Now it is starting to grow on me. Going to school in the middle of a big city is different kind of experience than normal, but DC has so many opportunities and we have big name people come to campus like Colbert, Prince William, and Obama of course. The president lives right up the street.

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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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