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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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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The safety and security on campus is good.

5 College Junior

Academics: Academic program is very good.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There's lots of students who party hard and get drunk around campus.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Basketball is very big in GWU! President Obama once visited the basketball game in GWU.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I've got a full ride to GWU! So blessed to go to this great school without paying for tuition and food!

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: DC is a great city for a lot of people, and it has a lot of things to do, not only for students.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Could be cleaner and have newer machines. Overall it's okay.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Great, for those who like that scene. I don't know because I'm not into it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Many students choose off-campus just because GW Housing rates are insanely high. 10k for the cheapest sophomore dorm is not cool.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Overall, getting around DC is nice because of the metro. It's easy to go places at night within four blocks with 4-ride.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The major programs are good, especially if you're going into politics.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There were no difficulties getting into my program.

3 College Freshman

Academics: It really is nothing special. I was expecting great professors for the price I'm paying, but they don't care much about the students. The TAs do all the work, sometimes it's a large workload, but that depends on the class.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Because of the lack of financial aid, I'm transferring schools.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The RAs don't care if any freshman have alcohol in their dorms. Student orgs get drunk while they are doing their activities, and supply alcohol to freshman.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: It's a rich-kid school, so most everyone has their own computers.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The DC area is crazy when it comes to snow days. We've had two this year already, when in the midwest we most likely wouldn't have had any. Spring and Summer are nice.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Almost every night, everyone gets drunk. It's very hard to take any classes seriously when everyone around you is partying and running around the halls. It's practically impossible to get anything done.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Honor code is very important here to make sure everyone submits their own work, so usually all essays are submitted through Safe Assign on Blackboard to check for plagiarism.

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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.

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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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