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Reviews 1792 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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

2 people found this useful Report
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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

4 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

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

4 people found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
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

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Diversity: Having vistited many of my high-school friends at other state universities, it is fair to say GW has carved out a niche in terms of the rich diversity of its student body. People come to this school from all over the world and all 50 states, and there's generally a well-balanced representation

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Technology: The university has made huge strides when it comes to its library facilities and I don't think you can complain with what they now have to offer.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: As a psychology major, you are required to participate in many (up to 3 one hour long sessions) psychological experiments conducted by the graduate students. They suck if you're taking more than one class, but usually aren't that bad.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Technology: The computers at George Washington University are all new and in great condition. They are usually Macs too. You probably don't need a personal computer and printer because Gelman Library is a lot.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is terrible! The meters are not free until 10 PM and cost about 2$ an hour. You can usually find parking though.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife at George Washington is pretty fun. There are bars close to everything and the metro is running until 2 on the weekends. The only problem can be getting back, but taxis are pretty cheap to split for a couple people. Drink prices are fairly good and the bars are always packed and fun.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: If caught, you can get into serious trouble but they're not always on the lookout for students doing illegal things. There's a good chance you should be find (depending on what you're doing) but if you're caught you're screwed.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: GW has a surprisingly active greek community. I'm in a pre-professional fraternity, which is completely different from social fraternities/sororities. I'm not really a fan of how present greek life is on campus, but it's manageable if you're not in a frat/sorority.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Even though GW has an urban campus that is right in the middle of DC, I feel very safe on campus. For the most part, the only people who are on campus are GW students/staff/faculty and a few people who live in the area. I've never felt unsafe while on campus and have frequently walked across campus alone past midnight. It also helps that there are a number of government agencies around campus that have 24/7 security, so I generally feel safe when going to certain parts off campus. There have been a few issues with thefts from dorms, especially in the dorms that are next to the metro, but that just traces back to using common sense - make sure you lock your door. Most dorms also have security at the door that check your GW ID cards

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't really have a huge sports presence at GW. We have a number of teams, with basketball being our most popular sport, but it's not something that the majority of students go to.

3 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Hot. Very humid and sunny; in the winter, too cold for comfort. Buildings create wind tunnels that make walking difficult.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Loaded with software; prevalent around campus. Even provide free monitors for students to hook up their laptops for additional desktop usage. During finals/tests, it's crucial that students have their own laptop, otherwise they may not be able to find a computer to use.

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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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