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4 College Freshman

Majors: Big emphasis on International Affairs, Political Science, Public Policy etc, I mean we're in the heart of DC after all.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: GW Colonials show a lot of school spirit, but the sporting events are so-so. Some people go to them, some don't. But everyone seems to have fun at them.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I don't really know much about the greek life scene. You see them around, but they don't seem too active to me.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: GW is very prestigious. So naturally, the guys and girls are going to be preppy. But they are also very smart to get into the school.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: GW has an excellent reputation. Just tell anyone you go there and you will see the positive reaction you get. Having a degree from GW will really open doors and there are so many opportunities in DC. Also, they are constantly having career fairs to network at.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The professors are really good and you learn a lot in class. Teachers put high expectations on you to do the work though. They don't baby you.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: GW really is an excellent school. You definitely get what you pay for. The professors are excellent and very knowledgeable. You are guaranteed to get a solid education there.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I'm in the counseling program. It is a lot of work, but I am getting a lot out of it at the same time. The professors are all high up and educated in the field. You are required to do an internship to gain real world experience so no worries there. GW is a great opportunity for counselors.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: GW is making strides to prevent and support sexual assault victims but there are still steps to make

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Very expensive and students are now required to live on campus for 3 years. Most elect to stay on campus, due to cost and ease

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are so many options for Greek life but also very easy to avoid

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a crazy amount of sports available but they are not well attended or talked about.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a current resident of Thurston, I am miserable. The rooms are tiny, filled with mold and just smell horrible. Campus housing services have repeatedly visited and "fixed" the issues but overall, nothing is done.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Our on-campus meal plan is horrible, low quality food that I would advise everyone to avoid at all costs. However, that part is only required freshman year. There is a huge variety of off campus food that may be a little pricey but there are good ways to budget

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is pretty relaxed and do try to have our best interest at heart.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: GW makes sure those that really need aid get what they need. It's fairly easy to negotiate if you really need more but overall, they usually give you enough in the beginning.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is great, but it is what you make it. It is totally possible to avoid parties if you really don't like them. With clubs every few blocks and tons of frats and student orgs, there are parties most nights.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are fun they have a decent number of open parties and you can rush late

4 College Freshman

Administration: Registration for courses can be either awesome or a bit of a shit show

5 College Freshman

Local Area: You can shop sight-see party and find jobs

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Housing can be nice, but the requirement to live on campus for three years is slightly ridiculous.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Everything is fairly lenient when it comes to rules.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining here is great. With Whole Foods and Chipotle right around the corner it's hard to go wrong.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Foggy Bottom is a great central area, with the metro station on campus it's very easy to access the rest of the city.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety here is no issue. With a strong support and response team, it's hard to feel threatened or uneasy at any point.

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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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