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George Washington University

Breakdown of “Education Quality” at GWU

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentA-
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Chemical EngineeringB+
Civil EngineeringC-
Computer ScienceB-
Electrical EngineeringC
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC+
Geography and GeosciencesA-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
Interior DesignA+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A
Mechanical EngineeringB-
Music - PerformanceA
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalB-
PreMed and MedicalA+
Public HealthA-

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Education Quality

... People here are not creative, they are generally trendy and uninteresting, they are also very career-minded rather than interested in getting a g...Read full comment
... For Computer Science: the education you'll get is good, not the best, but good ...Read full comment
... As for the quality of the education, faculty are as arrogant as the students, and the students care more about their appearance and living the...Read full comment
... (and got a much better education for far less money ...Read full comment
... The second group is filled with some of the most motivated, engaged, intellectually capable young people who are HERE because they see the value ...Read full comment
... That said, if you want to study the social sciences, you'll get an amazing education ...Read full comment
... GWU is grossly overpriced, and appears committed to $$ more than an education ...Read full comment
... I felt like I was getting a true, serious, world-class, Grade A top-notch education ...Read full comment
... Colgate University: $31,440 Source: Chronicle for Higher Education Only Number 5 ...Read full comment
... In this sense, I think the notion that "your education is what you make of it" would fit very well as a description of GW ...Read full comment
... Those positives all seem irrelevant when realize you are paying 160,000 for a state school education ...Read full comment
... First, living in DC is an education in and of itself which greatly supplements everything you learn in the classroom ...Read full comment
... this isn't an education, but preparation for a career and a life that you haven't even had time to think about ...Read full comment
... This is a great school for politically involved students and the education you receive is good ...Read full comment
... There are a lot more prestigous schools that can give you a high quality education and make you feel like the money is well spent ...Read full comment
... It is absurdly expensive for what ends up to be a crappy education and an overall miserable experience ...Read full comment
... Think--a first rate education at a fixed tuition contoured to your family need ...Read full comment
... As a result, grade inflation is rampant in every department and no one takes their education seriously ...Read full comment
... For the price tag the education and the social scene is not worth it ...Read full comment
... My education both inside and outside the classroom has been unbeatable, and I cannot imagine my life without GWU as a part of it ...Read full comment
... In computer science, in higher education, valuable knowledge comes from *experienced* individuals (the experienced are much better with articulat...Read full comment
... GW is a good mix of cosmopolitan city life and a college education ...Read full comment
... There are a few people who know how to have fun without shitting their pants from drinking too much (true story) and who know the value of educat...Read full comment
... I find the professors to be brilliant - I am getting a very broad comm education including an amazing PR class and the opportunity to write and c...Read full comment
... Don't be fooled by the price tag of the school - by no means are you buying an education ...Read full comment
... I ended up transferring to great state school, paid less than a 1/3 of what gw was and the education is a million times better ...Read full comment
... Really shows the character private schools gave them, and not to mention the educational intelligence (why didn't the students go to a Ivy League...Read full comment
... And you know, I thank those people that can afford the most expensive shoes, bags, and cars because they helped to pay for my education ...Read full comment
... Attending the numerous speakers and panels at the Elliott School has added so much to my education that I would have otherwise forgone ...Read full comment
... Stimulating, engaging students, a very solid education ...Read full comment
... Havard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, and Duke's prices are comparable, but the education is TONS better ...Read full comment
... George Washington University offers a top rated education in an excellent location ...Read full comment
... Overall I would not recommed this school to students looking for a good education ...Read full comment
... Who GW is for is motivated and adventurous individuals that want to receive a quality education while living in one of the most beautiful ci...Read full comment
... Although I got a decent education at GW, I wouldn't say it was monetarily worth it, even with the half-tuition scholarship I received ...Read full comment
... The second group is filled with some of the most motivated, engaged, intellectually capable young people who are HERE because they see the value ...Read full comment
... the people suck, i didnt get a good education, i do not recommend it ...Read full comment
... The kids I go to class with care more about their clothes than their education ...Read full comment
... Your education will be practical, your internships fabulous, and the networking possibilities endless ...Read full comment
... I should think it difficult to replicate the overall balance of conservative/liberal education and access to real-time and practical study (inste...Read full comment
... They also give good advices and point you in the right direction so that you get the best out of your education ...Read full comment
... I am very impressed by the quality of education that I am receiving and the DC area affords unparalleled internship opportunities (GW has the hig...Read full comment
... It's the luck of the draw what class you get into and your choice is between an easy A with no education or an F and a learning experience ...Read full comment
... Those who want to receive the most dynamic education possible should come to GW ...Read full comment
... MOST EXPENSIVE COLLEGES Here's a list of the most expensive tuition bills for 2005-06, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education ...Read full comment
... Both schools I attended were ranked much higher than GW, but the education I received did not come CLOSE to GW's standards ...Read full comment
... However, I also studied at Georgetown and since working with Ivy League people I can tell you that the education quality at GWU was far superior...Read full comment
... that comprise the university, but it is, for the most part, a cooperative yet competitive educational spirit ...Read full comment
... The education is really top notch ...Read full comment
... I got the best academic education at GWU ...Read full comment
... Personally, I don't think the education is worth the money ...Read full comment
... I thought that I would get a good education and college experience ...Read full comment
... Anyone that desires to learn instead of getting the grades and creating a resume is sorely disappointed by the quality of education and the l...Read full comment
... I received a good education, but I had to fight for it at GWU ...Read full comment
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