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Reviews 1789 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Athletics: We have a lot of great sports team but the nature of our predominantly "intellectual" campus makes it so that more people are interested in politics and such rather than sports.

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5 College Senior

Academics: Because of the location there are always opportunities to go to events where politicians, economists and other policy experts in various aspects of international affairs (my major) speak on the current relevance of what your learning and how to think about the future. Many of my classes are taught by such leaders as well.

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5 College Senior

Academics: Many of my professors work for the IMF, World Bank and have the experience of applying the material they teach.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Fair amount of housing options in Foggy Bottom, though I'm assuming some are fairly pricey

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Amazing city with great political activism that is so accessible to students from great libraries, museums, food, shopping etc

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2 College Sophomore

Technology: no real back up system so a disaster when computer was stolen from library

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You meet great people and Thurston was a great freshman experience

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not bad. They have what you need if you so choose it. They're good at informing you of the options that you have if you choose to utilise them.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Not bad but not the best. Overall you find the people that you want to be with easily and those are the ones that count.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Good for what I want to major in: International Affairs.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a lot of financial aid. Fin. Aid officers are friendly and easy to work with.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Many students tend to be more wealthy and sometimes lack a friendly personality.

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1 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most students are Caucasians with very few students of other ethnicities.

4 College Freshman

Majors: International affairs at GW is a great program. The Elliott school constantly has interesting seminars for students to attend with elected officials, administration personnel, or civil servants.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: D.C. Is a great place to be a college student. Georgetown bars, preforming arts all over (free shows every day at 6 at the Kennedy Center 4 blocks from campus), and sports games all the time. Nationals games are particularly popular.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Access to Capitol Hill while going to school at GWU is incredible. Some internships provide stipends, some don't, but getting interesting internships is not a problem.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: One thing DC doesn't lack is delicious restaurants, but some can get quite expensive so budget accordingly.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: DC weather is unpredictable. It can be rainy and cold in the morning and hot and humid in the afternoon.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is growing and it's definitely a good idea to go through rush.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is fairly big at school. There are fraternity rows and sorority rows, and many people look up to (as well as down on) them. Most fraternities have good parties, and sorority rush is huge. There are a lot of chances for mingling between fraternities and sororities at events throughout the year.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms are nice, but they are far too expensive. Living off campus is definitely cheaper. The ones that are cheap are usually the dirty, older dorms that fit 4-6 freshmen in them. "Pulling-up" is not an option anymore as well. Overall, it is not horrible, but could be better in many ways (cleanliness, pricing, etc).

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Given the fact that it's DC, the majority of the nightlife is 21+. However there are a few places which are 18+, which allows students like me to attend them. In addition, a lot of afterparties (for shows in DC) are 18+, so they are a great way to get out and meet people. The majority of nightlife is accessible by walking or by metro!

2 College Senior

Weather: I came from southern California so the transition was more severe for me. The winters get much colder than SoCal and I bought my first winter coat freshman year! Weather is DEFINITELY something to consider when deciding where to go to college...I did not listen to my parents when they told me this and I was wrong. It is a very important aspect to consider

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of different people at GW and different people have different opinions. The stereotype is that GW caters to rich, white, preppy east coasters. And while this does have some validity to it, there are tons of other people that are interesting and like really cool things. It's just a matter of not getting overwhelmed with the stereotype and finding your passion. Join a club and meet people that will respond to you for you.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: Being in the heart of DC, there are plenty of options for transportation. The metro, bus, circulator are all viable options for students to take advantage of.

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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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