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Reviews 1823 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: It is fast and convinient.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The university knows students are drinking and blazing up, but doesn't care unless you are stupid about it.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is very expensive, but that is par for the course in cities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: A lot of schools have a better setup. We have a number if off campus options that take our meal plan, and those are always better options.

4 College Freshman

Academics: One of the better schools in the country.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are very caring and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The Redskins are sucking, but I'm a Giants fan so that's great.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The housing issues have really been a deal breaker. There are other schools in the area that I probably would have been more comfortable with.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Like any city, the clubs are numerous and the drinks are expensive.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is no better place for international relations than DC, and few schools better.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There are a ton of internships and job opportunities if you know where to look.

1 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The dorms are honestly the worst thing I have ever experienced. We've had ceiling collapses, bathtubs breaking, and black mold issues this semester alone, just in my dorm. The administration is willfully ignorant of these problems, as they would get in the way of profit.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym in the main campus is superb, and intramural sports are fun. We don't have a football team, and by all accounts the university has blocked a club football team at every turn. Our main sport is basketball, and people get really into it. There are a plethora of club sports (other than football - yes I am bitter) to choose from.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: There are some policies regarding alcohol that are good, like the policy of your first trip to the hospital not going on your record. As long as you don't plagiarise, you won't run afoul of the honor code. It is up to the individual professors to decide attendance policy. God help you if you try to say anything negative about the university though. They'd probably get hired thugs to break up demonstrations on campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We can use our dining card at a bunch of places, so there's that. The food is good, but I hope you don't plan on eating after 10pm.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Why did it want me to rate the guys?

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Parking: You want to bring a car? That's cute.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Weather: When it does snow, it doesn't stick, so it is never an issue.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: For being a real estate company with deep pockets and a large tuition, GW doesn't help me out all that much.

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.

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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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