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Reviews 1520 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love it, they are great at everything, I love that the library is 24/7 and I love that they have a room specifically for grad students because you can concentrate more. I love watching the rowing team across the Potomac river, The Corcoran is an amazing school right in the middle of all the museums and where I will start my internship at the Smithsonian libraries which is my favorite place in the World which is the National Mall.

I wouldn't choose the school again if I knew that professors will be so mean and that they do not not communicate clearly.

Overall I will definetely apply again to the Corcoran or GW.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: GW has an amazing lists of courses yo can take, the variety is so good it lets you orient yourself of what you want for your career goals

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is more likey to get a job after graduating from GW

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The students dress as if they were going to a meeting. Very appropriate and businesslike.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: They really care about the students and that they are doing OK

4 College Junior

Athletics: I love their team spirit and the cool shop online where you can get all the goodies that say GW. I love the rowing team, and it shows the effort this people make by being athletes and at the same time having the academic load and cope with classes to get a degree.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The pros is that you can interview and meet people by Facetime so you get an idea of who are you going to live with and they have a really nice website to put you with your needs. When you do off-campus it might not be safe and the values and morals of people in the long term can create conflict with the ones you have. The cost is affordable is you have scholarships loans and for graduate students that you have enough credit to have the opportunity to get the Federal Grad Plus loan. The landlords are Ok they do anything to help you because that is their business to get money out of their house/property. For safety you can always dial 911 or call the police, that a neighbor helps you but really you are on your own.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: At the Corcoran parties on campus they give out the best!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Because with your GWworld card you get the best out of local places and the cost for students of GWU is very affordable, but you need to have enough money in your pocket, otherwise you will be stuck with the Food trucks that stand in front of the library numerous times.

5 College Junior

Administration: They have their own Police and they will give you a ride during the night if you are stuck in the library many hours studying. It is amazing I never had this kind of security on- campus before.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I got a scholarship from the Corcoran of 3,000.00 dollars and I had another scholarship of $1,500 but it wasn't awarded because the Corcoran did not have enough funds. I struggle, I have $117,000 in loan debt and counting. It's hard but I know the effort will pay-off when I graduate next year and get a job here in the DMV area.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: You have so many options nobody will have an issue paying a good meal. I struggled to pay my meals and had to ask for an Emergency loan of $500 dollars so I could buy food.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Love The Avenue but very expensive. There are many other places for off-campus housing though.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I loved getting together with all of my friends in someone's dorm room. However the frats are okay if you want a bigger party scene and the clubs are great if you want to dance.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love exploring DC and the cuisine it has to offer. There are so many places close by whether I'll be walking on K street or scanning the food trucks by Kogan Plaza.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration gives students freedom to protest, demonstrate, ect. It's fairly lenient.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got what I needed.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: J street is a poor excuse for a dining hall. I'm so glad GW is getting rid of it.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Mitchell Hall my first year was amazing. I had my own room, yet I became close friends with many people on my floor. The roof was wonderful for all seasons of the year.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food at the George Washington University is very expensive given the quality.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing at the George Washington University is significantly more expensive than apartments in the immediate surrounding area. As such, students are forced to pay for housing that is too expensive for what you get. Also the rooms are charged the same rate for each type regardless of size.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of restaurants around the campus area. Every few blocks there are more cafes and restaurants to choose from. We're also easy metro distance from tons of other locations if you need more variety.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Great bars in the area, a little pricey for drinks, but fun places to go to. Lots of places to dance, pretty classy and nowhere that's disgusting or trashy.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm going to give the school an above average rating, because they are definitely willing to work with you through the whole process because they know that alternative programs have had a lot of trouble with students being able to get the appropriate funding. I did very easily receive one scholarship through a cooperative agreement with an association I am a member of, which helps. My program has non-traditional start dates, and I'm still working with financial aid and student accounts to make sure I get the aid I need and don't go bankrupt in the process.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't eat on campus too often, but what I've had is a little limited in what I can eat since I'm gluten-intolerant.

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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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