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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Madison Hall elevator is the worst elevator on campus because it breaks down every so often. However, even with having older dorms, they aren't that bad. It is also really nice to have private bathrooms.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is the main sport here; however, the boy basketball games have more fan support than the girls'.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's difficult to find an off-campus apartment that would be convenient being a full-time student. It is also expensive because you have to pay all of the extra expenses of totally living on your own that you don't have to worry about when living in the dorms. Living in the dorms, you only have to pay the room and board fee, and if anything breaks down, you call Fix-It to come and well "fix" whatever isn't working.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: To get around the city, the best transportation is the metro, but there are also lots of taxis.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a fan of partying, but some students love to get drunk and party all weekend starting on Thursday nights at Thurston. People also enjoy going to clubs over the weekend.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Being able to say that you live in Washington DC is awesome! The White House and the monuments aren't far from campus. The Smithsonian Museums aren't far away either. The metro works great for public transportation. The Library of Congress is close enough to use for research projects.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Make sure to know when the deadlines are for turning in the paperwork to make the process smoother.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: There is a lot of homework for the international affairs major; however, being in DC to study in this field is wonderful. There are so many great opportunities to find internships here and make connections to hopefully land a job after graduation.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: It is so amazing to meet people from all over the world that you wouldn't otherwise meet.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather doesn't affect campus experience that much. It rains quite a bit in DC, so it isn't fun having to walk to classes in the rain; however, it is usually a lot warmer here than in Wisconsin especially in the winter.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived off campus, but my place is right in center of campus.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I do cook my food at home, rarely go out to eat. It is cheaper, healthier and safe

5 College Junior

Party Scene: I'm not much out-going, but my friends say it is awesome

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I found my current place through the off campus housing website of GW, it worked really well

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I could not get scholarship...that's sad, I don't even know if I will be able to continue to my second year

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5 College Junior

Local Area: The area has pretty good attractions and bars where you can hang out with friends

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't have any idea about it, not even interested

5 College Junior

Majors: To me, it is the best place in not just US but in the world to study International Affairs in DC

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5 College Junior

Majors: My internship is with NGO, it is very cool place. I a getting lots of new experiences

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is pretty safe in campus. My apartment is also in mid of the campus, and I totally feel safe to go out at any time of the day

5 College Junior

Transportation: I live fairly close to school, so I never use transportation, but people say it is good

4 College Junior

Party Scene: You have DC at your disposal. Not the most rambunctious city at night, but a variety of options that are rarely remote. Summer nights out are a great deal of dun, because you have a whole lot of interns and other students around.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Great options, great variety, but expensive.

5 College Junior

Local Area: In the middle DC. Great resources on the majority of fronts.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Typically responsible usage, but plenty of fun. The school is very responsive and fair when there are problems.

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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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