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Reviews 1789 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: See last comment. UPD is mainly focused on breaking up parties.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and it is in a very good neighborhood, I have never felt unsafe on campus. I do not attribute that safety to the presence of University Police. UPD generally is only there to respond to calls of parties/noise violations/alcohol or drug violations. Student Health is a 10-15 minute walk from campus, and they have not once diagnosed me with the correct problem, let alone gave me the correct treatment, it is amazing that they are real qualified doctors.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Club sports are not funded as well as they could be. Varsity sports receive a ton of funding, but is very unimportant to most students life. The student Health and Wellness center is lacking the equipment and facilities necessary for a school so big.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: All the amenities of a big city, good public transportation systems. Lots of restaurants and places to go for nightlife. Very expensive cost of living and very little (or very expensive) parking.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most students drink. Many students use weed and adderall. Most students are safe about it.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Some departments are better than others. Political Science, History, International Affairs are all very good.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of choices in the near-by area. Much better than anything on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Cold and dry in the winter and warm and humid in the summer.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: George Washington is incredibly diverse. There are many international students and many LGBT students. There are not a lot of students of color and it is not very religiously diverse.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Definitely not as overwhelming as some state schools, but Greek life does play a significant role in the social atmosphere of campus, and the administration really tries to downplay that

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I've found it pretty hard to be a lower-class student at this school. Very affluent and entitled student body

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Student Health Services is at least a 20 minute walk from the center of campus

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Much better than J Street. Tonic, Carvings, and Chipotle are campus favorites

4 College Freshman

Technology: GW1X has always been always fast and reliable in my experience

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received an awesome merit scholarship that I didn't even have to apply for, but need-based aid is an extremely stressful process

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Tons of culture - free museums, art, a variety of restaurants

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Ronald Reagan International Airport is just a 15 minute Metro ride from campus

3 College Freshman

Weather: Extremely hot and humid in the summer, not much snow during the winter

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Thurston: the quintessential freshman dorm experience.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I am a non-greek student. But if you really want to join a sorority or fraternity in GWU, there are many options in here.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's lots of great restaurants, however, most of them are pricy.

5 College Junior

Weather: Its warmer in DC than in Midwestern part of US.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Amazing atmosphere... that's why I decided to study in DC!

5 College Junior

Majors: My major in GWU is Political Science. This program is highly developed in here.

5 College Junior

Majors: At this point, I am interning at the U.S. House of Representatives with Speaker John Boehner :)

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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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