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Reviews 1792 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The school spirit is growing, but we don't really live or die for the sports teams

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: DC is seriously the best for nightlife! I love it. Some of the most fun I have ever had. There is a variety of places to go to and I have never had a bad experience with them.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I don't live on campus so I'm not really sure what happens, but I can assume that it is a decent party scene because of the DC location

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: GW is a good school, so naturally the workload is tough. But you get a good education here and we have some top programs like the Elliot School.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: GW is very diverse. You will meet a ton of different people here.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: You don't really see it, but we are located in DC. It is obvious that it is around.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: GW really is a great school with a great reputation. You will get a solid education from professors who are top in their field. Being in the heart of NW DC is a really cool experience, but it is sooo expensive to go here. You will leave drowning in debt.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Professors are great. It feels like they care about your success. My classes are small so the professor does get to know you.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As its right in the city of DC, we fall under 3 different types of police in our area: GW PD, DC police, and the Secret Service Police. The campus is also covered in security cameras and we have the emergency blue light system. There is also safe ride which will pick you up anywhere on campus and drive you to any other place on campus to make sure you get home safe. They are also constantly patrolling and generally very nice and helpful people so I always feel at ease. Also, all dorms require you to tap in to get in the building, tap in at the desk with a guard, and then tap into go up the stairs or take the elevator.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For the most part, professors are great and very caring and understanding and want to help you learn. I have taken various classes with different teachers across the subjects and I have enjoyed almost all of them barring the two dud teachers I had. You have to put in work to get the grades, stay on top of assignments, and go in for help when you need it if you want to succeed. But the teachers want you to do well so they are always open to helping.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's pretty easy finding a job after graduating as most students do internships while here that lead lead them to jobs in the future. There are also tons of career fairs in all kinds of disciplines so students have ample opportunities to build their network and connect with employers over their four years.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing isn't that bad as you have to keep in mind that you are living in central DC, anywhere from 3-6 blocks from the White House. Most issues are because students have unrealistic expectations of living in mansions in the middle of a city but other main concerns are the rooming situations in Thurston (like quads and sixes) and the lack of renovations over the years in the older buildings. All in all, it's not terrible if you're a sensible person or if you've lived away from home, you just have to keep in mind that you're at a city school, not a rural one where there is more space to build bigger housing.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is part of campus but there are just as many alt-Greek fraternities and sororities to join on campus as well as other organizations that if you want to join them, great, but if not, it's not a big deal.

Those in Greek life generally love it and those who aren't are pretty indifferent in opinion to most of them.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here and am having a great experience! The main issue with the school is the housing situation and not necessarily knowing where you're going to be placed on campus, but I am having a great time here. It's just like any other school, students have grievances with the administration, but because we are the most politically active campus(as we live in DC) they are just more vocal about them. You have to put in the work for grades and ultimately your experience at GW depends completely on how much effort you put into it. It's a great school and I'm glad I'm here, but ultimately your experience here is what you make of it.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I literally have nothing to say on this topic. I am a large white male. I don't usually have a reason to feel worried.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is what I expected. A lot of rich privileged white kids who know how to take advantage of an opportunity that is sitting in front of them.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is the best school in the country for internships and jobs. what else do you want.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: This is the absolute worst part of living at GW. The dorms could not get worse, unless you want to pay an absurd amount of money to live in ivory or Amsterdam.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I was unable to rush this semester but I plan on it in the future.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really go to any varsity sporting events because frankly I do not care, but the people who go seem to have fun and I enjoy playing on the club frisbee team.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: GW is a pretty good place to go to school. It is hard when you do not have money. Luckily, I am here on full scholarship, but not all of my friends are so lucky. There is a very knowledgeable staff that seems genuinely interested in their area of study, and some of the buildings are very nice. The dorms are all exceptionally poor, and I got placed on the Vern my freshman year, which is a tragedy beyond words.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: While the school tries to make the basketball team the center of student life, this regularly fails. Basketball is not a rallying sport that brings a campus together like a football team does. Not really the fault of anyone at the school, but a real shame that nothing is being done about it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: While the administration of the school is not all that great, the location and wealth opportunities afforded to students is unbeatable. Being situated in the heart of Washington, DC is an amenity not easily matched.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There has only been one time where i felt sincerely unsafe but only for a minute.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most of the professors are really talented and great but there are a select few who are hateful and not helpful.

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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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