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Reviews 1812 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Being immersed in the city, there are lots of options for a typical weekend. However restaurants tend to close very early in the weekends.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I did not have an internship this year but there are so many opportunities available in the city.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Lots of shops, restaurants, the waterfront, near metro, near museums, public transportation accessible.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining options on campus are terrible. The main dining hall where you can use your dining hall dollars does not have a good variety of options, and the options that are available are not very appetizing. To top it off, it is rather expensive, it closes early everyday, and it is closed on weekends. There is a lot of good options on campus and off campus that take colonial cash, but of course many of those options are pretty pricey.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: I really love the Foggy Bottom Campus because it's right in the middle of everything. There is always something to do on and off campus. Some nearby attractions include visiting the Monuments or the White House.The School is always hosting events everyday and there is always something going on in the Foggy Bottom Neighborhood. If it's not on campus, there's always something to do a metro stop away. It is also a 15-20 minute walk from Georgetown.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Everything works great
computer labs have pcs and macs. Wireless printing and wifi available everywhere

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek girls are caddy. I would never go greek. My best friend is very southern and was looking forward to sorority life and she hates it.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The VA campus is small and there is a county police station less than a mile from campus

5 College Junior

Party Scene: I am a newly admitted student but since the main campus is in DC i would assume they are pretty good.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Do not know very much about the athletics program. I am newly accepted.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a very wide variety of developed major programs. I am very happy with ESIA and the wide variety of good well established concentrations it has.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the campus housing is very good. Some dorms have gyms and places to eat located inside them. Most dorms have private bathrooms.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing is going to be more expensive solely based on the fact that we're in DC, but other than that there's a good variety of off campus housing options in DC.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking at GW is overpriced and difficult in general. On street parking is really expensive, parking police are ruthless, and there are rules that aren't written on street signs (like no on street parking during rush hour, but only on certain streets). Garage parking is ridiculously expensive and congested.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers in the libraries are good and available. It may be a little more difficult during exam times.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Most buildings are very new and nice, but there is a limited amount of green space. While this wasn't an issue for me, as I enjoy a city environment, some people may miss the idyllic green that exists on most college campuses.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The opportunity to be involved in politics. There's nothing like it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: It's nice during the year, but in the summer it is a swamp. Very hot and humid.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Housing at GW, both on campus and off campus, is great.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm an international affairs major, I'm in the elliott school at GW and it's very prestigious especially for the professors.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are a lot cuter than the guys, but it depends on personal taste.

3 College Freshman

Technology: We have computers at the libraries and some academic buildings.

4 College Freshman

Academics: All my professors are experts in the field, and I mean they literally still work in the field they are teaching about.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the people here and the parties are awesome, but this school treats its students like commodities. All they care about is the cash in your wallet and they will take every opportunity to scam you out of more.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Foggy Bottom is a pretty safe place. Blue lights are posted on every block and 4ride is available at nights to take students anywhere on campus if they feel unsafe.

There's this misconception that because we live in a city that we live in dangerous place. That's not very true. GW's main campus is an actual campus, like any other school. There's a clear 5 block by 7 block area that is clearly just GW property. As a result, this, mostly, leaves GW kids in and strangers out.

However, even though we have a clear division of campus and city, we still live in a city. Crime still happens, sometimes people are robbed or sexually assaulted. Just remember to be safe and to always stick with friends. Use your brain!

As for the Vern, it's probably the safest place on the world, perhaps even safer than the White House...


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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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