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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are pretty nice, especially if you live on the Mount Vernon campus, like I do. The absolute nicest dorm to live in considering standard of living is West Hall; it's truly a beautiful dorm. On main campus, you trade-off standard of living for proximity to classes and city life. Amenities highly vary among dorms. The housing process is not too hard to get a hang of, although if you don't get the dorm you want it can be a nightmare to switch.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of clubs. You can probably find an activity that pertains to whatever you happen to be interested in. There are a lot of opportunities not only on campus but in DC at large. Students here are richer than at an average college/university, so a lot of preppy/expensive clothing can be found walking through campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: GW is a great school if you want to study in DC.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: No football team, but athletics are pretty important.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: DC is a great city!

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife opens up after 21.

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3 College Junior

Campus Quality: The library really needs work.

2 College Junior

Parking: City parking is never easy or cheap.

3 College Junior

Administration: GW is very strict about drugs.

3 College Junior

Academics: GW is not the best place to study psychology in terms of internships/jobs and curriculum, but not the worst either.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Professors are generally good, registration is never fun but relatively smooth (considering it's registration), and there are places to study. The library needs some work though.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of restaurants within a few blocks from campus. There is never any boredom food-wise.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime seems high, but that is likely due to city life. GWU sends out safety alerts regularly and is on top of that, but there is no way to avoid crime, as the campus is integrated into the city. Generally I do not feel unsafe on campus.

1 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The varsity teams have no support from students on campus and I dont like it at all

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are alot of off apartment buildings in the area but they are very nice and pricey

5 College Junior

Athletics: A very big part of University life. We have wonderful training and workout facilities, including our own trainers, psychologists, and academic advisers

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4 College Junior

Administration: Treat us all like adults. What more can we ask for?

5 College Junior

Academics: Amazing program with lots of great material

7 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Parking: Very expensive. Although there is allot of parking, not only does it cost too much, it is hard to navigate through downtown DC

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The meal plan is average. The worst is on campus dining. They charge you by the pound, not on a per meal basis. However, there are lots of off campus dining that has partnered with GWorld (our dining card) so you will always find somewhere to go.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at GW is not overwhelming, but it is a growing part of the university. If you are not a part of Greek life, its not that big of a deal. Most sororities and fraternities are very inviting and people find friends outside of Greek life. However, if you are looking for a smaller community within GW, I highly recommend going Greek!

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Party Scene: The entire district's night scene is at your disposal so it baffles me how anyone can complain about the nightlife at the school.

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: From a Guy's perspective its very hard to complain!

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Never felt my health and safety were compromised once in all 4 years, and I personally don't know anyone who's not in the same position as me. Although of course you are constantly hearing about thefts on campus, so maybe we've just been lucky, but I've generally felt very safe walking around campus even at 3 am.

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5 College Senior

Academics: I honestly believe the business school is one of the nation's finest, despite the recent debacle with the business school dean being let go and the the university being unranked, I really have enjoyed most of my lectures and classes in the Finance dept. are for the most part interesting and rigorous

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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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