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George Washington University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at GWU

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

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Social Life

... Socially I found GW very difficult to maneuver with an overabundance of snobs, common to most universities ...Read full comment
... Greek life has grown a lot and definitely dominates many aspects of campus/social life; this has been frustrating as a non-Greek who was under th...Read full comment
... one thing about george washington is that social events are very non-exclusive, compared to other colleges that i have visited ...Read full comment
... There are many acitivies to become involved with, and those who complain that the school has no social atmosphere, simply do not understand how t...Read full comment
... You have to come here ready to be a grown up, and that means dealing with tough stuff without a social net ...Read full comment
... Although there is somewhat of a defined campus, being right smack in the middle of the city makes things the social scene more fragmented than a...Read full comment
... The only pride people have is for their fraternity or sorority, which dominate the social scene at this school ...Read full comment
... Also the social scene is weak, all I did was smoke lots of weed ...Read full comment
... GW is tough academically and socially, and only a strong-willed person can survive here ...Read full comment
... the world isn't perfect, and it prepares you emotionally, academically, and socially for an imperfect world ...Read full comment
... Socially, GW is extremely cosmopolitan ...Read full comment
... Socially, frats are pretty big ...Read full comment
... Metropolitan Police's crackdown on underage drinking has also ensured there is no off-campus social life for underage students as almost all est...Read full comment
... That said, if you want to study the social sciences, you'll get an amazing education ...Read full comment
... However, I'm not very outgoing when it comes to making friends and meeting people, so if you're the social butterfly type and you're from the eas...Read full comment
... Also if you're placed on the Vern you're socially screwed ...Read full comment
... To be frank, the social scene is only fun if you can afford to spend $20 for cover at night clubs and then drinks on top of that ...Read full comment
... I'm not sure how the science departments are, but I believe that the liberal arts and social sciences classes are taught by VERY knowledgeable p...Read full comment
... There are a lot of very intelligent students, A good number of them smart--these people succeed if you over-work yourself, and/or have no social l...Read full comment
... However, socially it was a negative experience ...Read full comment
... The social life is pretty awesome ...Read full comment
... the first few weeks of school--which are supposed to be fun and social--i found very lonely, to the point that i had doors slammed on my face wh...Read full comment
... While frats are my preferred social scene, the club does come up once a month or so, and there is usually a cover ...Read full comment
... It's also the perfect balance between good academics and a great social and cultural life ...Read full comment
... Greek life is fairly important socially and will keep your calendar full ...Read full comment
... Even though we live in Thurston, we have a cozy quite room that makes us feel at home and provides shelter from the social craziness going on out...Read full comment
... While frats do have a presence on campus, it is very easy to have a thriving social life without having to join one, and it is very easy to have...Read full comment
... I made great connections for a later career, great friends, and learned a lot academically and socially ...Read full comment
... You have ready access to the President, Congress, the Supreme Court, the military, ambassadors, and almost every major political, economic, inte...Read full comment
... GW provided me with the opportunity to live my own life in DC without feeling particularly anti-social with regards to my total non-involvement ...Read full comment
... Greek life isn't that big here, which is a nice change considering that lots of other schools pratically require frats for a social life ...Read full comment
... My experience at GW has been a horrendous mixture of redtape, terrible TAs, professors who are about as approachable and easy to find as Dick Che...Read full comment
... For the price tag the education and the social scene is not worth it ...Read full comment
... My pitiful life at this school has made me so jaded that I developed several mental diseases -- including but not limited to depression, anxiety...Read full comment
... Rich, snobby student body - I don't have major bucks, so I can't fit in with their lifestyle, and a lot kinda scoff if you're not in their socia...Read full comment
... Yes, the campus has a lot of snooty people and the Jewish social scene can be hard to break into, but if you make the effort, there are a bunch o...Read full comment
... So much, that social life will almost definitely be consumed ...Read full comment
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