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Reviews 1792 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not apart of Greek life but they seem okay.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are not a huge part of campus life but it's still important and widely spoken about.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everything is as it seems. Staff are willing to work with students and lectures are intellectually stimulating.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am so excited to start at GWU. I had such a great experience at orientation and at accepted students day. So many unique, driven people.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Huge peer pressure, if you dont drink you will be left out

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most professors dont care, grade hard decently hard to get by

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If you arent in politics or international affairs do not go here

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Pretty safe but it is in downtown DC, so be careful

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Worst dorms I've seen, overpriced and they stuff as many students as they can into one room, not safe, definitly a fire hazard

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you want to party, you have to join greak life

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one pays attention to any of the sports, even when the Mens basketball team won the NIT and the womens basketball team was doing very well

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am transferring it was so bad

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing trends to be area or local apartments. Most buildings are for school use.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many topics to take classes in. Im sure all professors highly qualified; however it's best to do research on the professors before selecting their class. Class styles depend on the type of class you take; there are seminars, lectures, etc. Introductory classes are always very big, but the more specific your topic is the smaller the classes seem to get, especially if it's not gen-ed.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are blue lights everywhere. I constantly see GW police patrolling the area. The GW Alert system informs students, faculty, and staff of an alert through email, text, social media, and website. From my experience, I have felt very safe on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The location of the dorms are convenient depending on where your classes are. As far as quality of buildings, some are older than others but GW does do a renovation cycle to ensure all dorms are up to date. I'm not a fan of the housing rates at all. They go up every school year, and rates are fixed based on the type of room which kind of backfires. A standard double room with private bathroom and kitchen (available to upperclassmen) is $12500 no matter which dorm you are assigned to (unless there are new buildings or part of affinity housing), old or renovated, small or big area size. Its pretty much a gamble. Another downfall is being obligated to live in on-campus housing until junior year. There are some apartments that can rented for cheaper prices than some housing GW provides. The roommate request process is a hassle when you're requesting for completely different rooms. Amenities are normally in good condition. If not, FixIt provides adequate services. The social atmosphere ultimately depends on the building you live in.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is was my first choice school. Looking back at freshman year, I can say I enjoyed my college experience so far. The professors are experts in their field, although I've had a couple experiences where I felt that some professors had a challenging time trying to relay lessons to students. My experience with the facilities and resources have been great and very convenient. Being in the heart of DC, the experiences you have at GW are quite unique; you're blocks away from the monuments and just a few metro stops from the museums. One thing I like about GW is the immense variety of organizations and clubs available where you can, figuratively speaking, pursue any interest you want.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: GW is a good school and has a good enviroment. Students are way too competetive.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel as though when I graduate I will have a job, like most of my peers who recently graduated.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: GW sends out alerts whenever something happens on or near campus. I always feel safe walking home late at night.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: GW Housing is the best! The dorms are all mostly clean and nice minus Thurston and Fulbright.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life at GW is an awesome community. Highly recommend joining one of the organizations. Very large part of GW's social life.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one attends any sporting events except for the Men's Basketball Games. Clubs sports are very popular and intramurals are popular within organizations ans Greek Life.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: GW is located in an amazing environment and has many opportunities especially after graduation. The tuition and other amenities are very overpriced which is difficult for a lower class student. Awesome organizations and events.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: They do send out safety alerts (texts and emails) and I think that's a good touch.

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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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