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Reviews 1812 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: A bit expensive, but awesome location for the school resources and the city, and they tend to be nice, large apartments.

4 College Junior

Diversity: A lot of international students, but still a lot of white. Large Jewish population, and a large gay male population.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Good need based awards and loans.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You're right in DC, and there is a great restaurant scene.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks don't interact with the general student body any differently. Some have nice housing options, and the university provides special housing options to some fraternities and sororities.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Okay we can't do everything we want all the time whenever we want, but as long as you're remotely responsible you should be fine. Just don't get too loud, don't leave bottles out, and don't be in Thurston.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: GW excels at these majors: International Affairs, Political Science, Public Health, and Economics. We're not the best schools to major in dance or physics, but the programs there aren't too bad either. I am currently an environmental science major and I an happy with my classes so far. The science labs are not always as up to date and high end as some lecture halls or any IAFF classrooms, but they are sufficient. We can afford materials, just not always a renovation. Our professors in ALL majors are highly educated and have accomplished a lot in their field and they always incorporate their real-life experience with lectures/discussions which is very helpful. Most students here are very passionate about what they are studying and would not want to study it elsewhere.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents dealt with the financial aid process, but from what I know of it was not too complicated. We did not receive ANY aid, which is difficult because we are not exactly rolling in cash like other students here. However, I know people who received a sufficient amount of aid and are very happy with what they received.

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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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