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Reviews 1792 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

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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.

2 people found this useful Report
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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4 Recent Alumnus

Jobs & Internships: There are numerous internship opportunities in the city. A lot of them seem to be unpaid though. I will be required to complete an internship to obtain my degree and I am looking forward to the great experience I am going to get.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are plenty of parties but also plenty of sexual assault

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are plenty of parties but not too many huge parties

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The on campus dining options change a lot. You really only have to eat on campus the 1st year. After that you tend to cook or go out to real restaurants so, it doesn't matter very much.

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4 College Senior

Majors: My program is one of the most relaxed. I applied to the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences as a Speech and Hearing Sciences Major but I didn't like it. So, I went filled out a form, got it signed by the department I switched into, and turned it in to my advisor. Now I am a Psychology major. To be fair, some of the other programs are more difficult and require full applications. That usually happens when you switch between schools like Public Health to International Affairs or Business.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are all kinds of restaurants around. Expensive to relatively cheap. Some of the favorites are Froggy Bottom Pub, TGI Fridays, Bertucci's, Chipotle, Clyde's, Crepeaway!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Choosing housing is complicated! You have to consider your own wants and needs in regard to Cost, Location/convenience, social atmosphere, and year in college. For example, the #1 Freshman dorm is crazy but it's exactly what the average kid expects. It's close quarters, loud, and tons of fun. If your goal is to nerd out, probably not the best place. But....If you can handle your work and your party! GO FOR IT! Second year is a little more tame. Everyone knows how important grades are now so they want to have quiet during the week but depending on the dorm you choose the weekends can get wild. Junior and Senior year are a lot more relaxed. Upperclassmen tend to take their parties to the surrounding bars, pubs, and clubs. So dorms are nicer, larger, and quieter but also, usually more expensive.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: DC is the nation's capital, so there are always a ton of things to do. Museums, Monuments, Theatre, Movies, Shopping, Clubs/Lounges, Poetry spots, tons of Restaurants, and so much more. It's not hard to find little shops around the city with there own twist. For example, Blues Alley in Georgetown has great shows in this little theatre that's hard to find but incredible. DC is similar to NYC in that you just have to keep looking to you find your spot but there is one for you somewhere.

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: Go to the financial aid office. Be polite and be prepared. If you are rude, you won't get as far. Understand that the individuals there don't make the rules, they just implement them. So, don't rant and rave and yell at them. That's the how you mess up things for the entire student population.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: I don't know much about it. I am from the area so I party off campus

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3 College Student

Athletics: I don't participate in sports or show up as a spectator so I don't know.

2 College Student

Party Scene: If you're a guy and not in a frat, sorry...

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There are a few places on campus to eat at, but they are only open during the week. A lot of students go off campus into the city to eat. The food on campus seems average for a reasonable price.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The process was stressful. You have to make sure you complete all the requirements (like essays, recommendations, etc.) You also have to have an interview before you get admitted so that's stressful.

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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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