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Reviews 1792 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As an engineer I feel like there are a lot of opportunities for me to do things on campus and in DC

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is kinda a mess and the housing prices get crazy high as you progress.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's a really big community on campus but there is no sense of exclusion to those who aren't in it

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is the biggest varsity sport but it isn't that entertaining to me.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's great here and I love all my friends, but 60k a year is killer. It's difficult being a lower middle class kid when you are surrounded by people who can get whatever then want whenever want.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: GW is in it's own bubble, so there's not much interaction with seedier parts of DC unless you expose yourself to them by going to a club or actually into the city.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've liked my overall experience of the school, even though I'm transferring. I have made good friends at GW, but I would advise people to attend this school if they want to major in something political. While other majors exist, they're not very well developed.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a lot of great opportunities to make future connections at GW.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing completely depends on what building you live in.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here is okay. The Greek life houses are very small, so their parties can be kind of restricted sometimes.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: GWU has almost no school spirit, but most of the people who attend this school are more career-focused than like those who want the traditional tailgating experience. If you want that sort of college, I would not advise you to come here.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am currently planning on transferring out of my school. While I like the atmosphere of the school and I have made very close friends here, I would advise people who are considering attending GWU to only really come to this school if they are interested in political science or international affairs - most of the other programs aren't well developed.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Strong Basketball facilities and team, other sports aren't attended often, but have good facilities.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school offers interesting courses that are manageable as long as you put effort in.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus but GWPD is a bunch of uneducated idiots that just want to get their power high by getting students in trouble. They don't care for our safety. The foggy bottom area is generally already safe enough.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my classes although I wish my professors were more interested in how students were doing with the course. They have all been experts in their fields.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone going to school in DC is practically looking for the same thing so competition is tight.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Many options to choose from and buildings are great for our location in DC. However, this makes housing very expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: i really dont know anything about it

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not big into school spirit but the unfair advantages that are given to student athletes reflects poorly on the administration. There is a clear leg up for them at GW.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The administration doesn't really care for students but the resources are there and you just have to take advantage of them

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Overall, I think GW feels pretty safe, but the thing is, the school is right in the heart of DC so anybody can walk through it. Often the crime doesn't always come from the students, but from passing by people.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: On campus is right in the middle of the city so it is convenient but expensive

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life isn't huge here. They have it, but it's not a huge part of the culture.

2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We have sports teams but athletics aren't a big thing here.

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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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