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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.

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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.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

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

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

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

2 people found this useful Report
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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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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