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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a big part of GW, but it is there if you want to participate.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school. I'm blessed to be in such an amazing city at such a great school. I have so many opportunities and I'm so happy to be here!

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Being in a city (especially with so many colleges around), there's definitely someplace to go when you want to "go out." If you don't want to go to a club or bar, there are also parties at the frats, dorms, and sports houses.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: There's not an overwhelming school spirit, but the Colonial Army is big for anyone who's into that sort of stuff. The gyms are pretty great and in West Hall it's rarely crowded, which is nice. There are a lot of club sports also.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: DC is expensive in general, but GWorld has tons of off-campus options. Carvings is popular for late-night food but there's other options as well. Living in such a diverse city ensures tons of delicious and different options. You can find something for any mood you're in.

4 College Freshman

Weather: DC has pretty moderate weather.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: GW is the most politically active school in the nation, so expect to hear/participate in some debates. However, most people won't judge you solely on your political beliefs. In regards to race, religion, sexual orientation, et cetera, GW is super accepting and nonjudgemental and there's probably a student org for anything you want. I've also heard that the Multicultural Student Services is very helpful and friendly.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: It's DC. What more could you ask for?

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: GW has very nice dorms compared to almost any other college. Foggy Bottom is a great neighborhood. Dorms are relatively large and even nicer on the Vern. As much as some people complain, we have it pretty nice compared to other colleges.

2 College Freshman

Parking: You don't need a car. Don't bring one. Bring a bike if you want, but it's not necessary at all. It's the city, so parking is expensive and tough to find on campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are difficult, as they should be, but not unmanageable. Like at any college, time management is key. Internships are practically everywhere and it's rare if you don't come out of GW without a couple (with one being on the Hill).

4 College Freshman

Academics: There's a mix of great and not-so-great professors. Registration isn't terrible if you plan ahead and know what you need/want. Workload is manageable if you use your time wisely.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Vex is very reliable and clean, and the drivers are very friendly. I've rarely spent more that 20 minute on there (in the worst of traffic). It only runs every 15 minutes on the weekends, which can be annoying, but it's not a huge deal.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They're there if you want them, but you don't have to take part. You aren't looked at any differently if you don't want to participate.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: I really feel for the athletes because we have some AWESOME teams, but everyone here is so into their politics and other stuff

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Reviewing dating is weird because it's so subjective- it all depends on your friends, the people you hang around and the groups you're a part of

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3 College Junior

Administration: Honestly, as long as you're not disturbing the neighbors or making an idiot of yourself, don't worry

5 College Junior

Local Area: DC is the best place in the world to be- there's literally something here for everyone

2 College Junior

Parking: We're in the middle of downtown DC- there's pretty much no such thing as parking

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: GW is definitely the best school in the world if you're into politics/international affairs/journalism. People are really dedicated to what they want to do here and there's a group for everyone

5 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation between the Mount Vernon (the Vern) campus and Foggy Bottom is really easy, and then DC itself has great transit to get from campus to any internship/job

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It can get very expensive very fast, but it's great living on campus and is really easy- only guaranteed your first two years though

4 College Junior

Greek Life: The best part about being Greek at GW is that you can be social or professional- we have tons of professional sororities like PAD (pre-law) and DEM (pre-med) or DPE the foreign service sorority

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Hard to party with non greeks

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot more whites than any other race

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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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