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George Washington University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at GWU

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

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Surrounding City

... I had a tremendous experience at GW and would recommend it to anyone interested in attending an urban school with a very sophisticated student bod...Read full comment
... It is a very different school than the bigger rural schools, which takes time to get used to, but the city can be amazing if you allow it to ...Read full comment
... Most of my friends from high school went off to traditional campus schools, opposed to a school like GW that is situated in a busy city ...Read full comment
... Washington DC has always been my favorite city, and I knew that it was where I wanted to attend college (although I thought I wanted to go to Geo...Read full comment
... There's been some annoyances with the hassle of the city(like the inauguration), but overall I've had lots good times at GW ...Read full comment
... It is in the most beautiful area of Washington DC with direct accessibility to everything the city has to offer ...Read full comment
... DC is an amazing city, and although the school is expensive, you will be having a college experience that is quite unique and memorable ...Read full comment
... The city is great, but unless you stick with a group, I never felt safe ...Read full comment
... I go out to clubs on Saturdays where the Washington Redskins players buy tables, and take a bus to New York City with my friends on some long wee...Read full comment
... If you are from the north/city and use to this mentality, the adjustment might not be hard ...Read full comment
... DC is not a cultural capital or anything like that (it's a transition city) ...Read full comment
... While it shows well with its bright city lights and the promise of highly ambitious students as colleagues, what you don’t see when making...Read full comment
... DC is a great city and is presently filled with so much energy and excitement ...Read full comment
... The city of DC is amazing, and if you are attending GW for politics or international affairs or anything along those lines, GW could be a good...Read full comment
... To top it off, the city that surrounds the campus is indeed breathtaking, hairraising, toecurling--whatever tickles your fancy--and I'm being ...Read full comment
... Work hard, get involved and enjoy being in a city where things are always happening and that you're not stuck in the middle of nowhere at a Greek...Read full comment
... Now, as a junior, I live in City Hall, which is gorgeous and used to be a nice hotel ...Read full comment
... The city is the school's best assest - campus administration and registration is one big red tape process ...Read full comment
... This is not a college experience, its like a transition from high school to living alone in a city, not college ...Read full comment
... The city of D ...Read full comment
... Notice that the brochures are filled with pages telling you about the wonderful city and the internship oppurtunities, but very little about the...Read full comment
... There is a multitude of internships (not just political) available around the city, and because GW is downtown its easy to commute between class...Read full comment
... The city is extremely tough on first-year students ...Read full comment
... You can use the city and all the amazing things it has to offer to supplement your education at GW, but why pay the enormous tuition just to live...Read full comment
... After I graduate from GW in May, I will be able to say that I made incredible use of what this city and this campus provided me ...Read full comment
... But, in the semester and a half that I have lived here, I have grown to love the city ...Read full comment
... GW is a reflection of its students and its city ...Read full comment
... Also, DC is an amazing city ...Read full comment
... Lots of Georgetown rejects, (GW is a 'second choice' school;) and boy are they bitter The city is great; thats the one thing that i would say ab...Read full comment
... Unlike other city schools (BU, NYU) GW has a very defined urban campus, for about 16 blocks, almost everything is GW ...Read full comment
... The campus is right in the middle of the city, which is great ...Read full comment
... The city has its sites, but after a while they get old ...Read full comment
... If you really feel like you are not going to take advantage of the city, etc ...Read full comment
... Love the city and nearby town of Georgetown ...Read full comment
... I love this university and I love the city that surrounds it ...Read full comment
... And if you're interested in being near a city with opportunities and fun, D ...Read full comment
... When I was looking at colleges I wanted a big city and place for me to explore - not one where someone babysat me ...Read full comment
... The city of Washington DC is at your fingertips at GW, more so than any other university in the area ...Read full comment
... We may be located in a nice city, but there are only two things that people do here: drink and go clubbing ...Read full comment
... I thought it might be a letdown, but the city is completely and totally busy 24/7 ...Read full comment
... DC is a great city- no doubt ...Read full comment
... I'm a Communications major and I have endless resources, even in such a political city ...Read full comment
... GW is a good mix of cosmopolitan city life and a college education ...Read full comment
... I had 2 jobs over fall semester, yet I made friends with a close circle (something very important to have at a larger city school) who I hang, ea...Read full comment
... I had 2 jobs over fall semester, yet I made friends with a close circle (something very important to have at a larger city school) who I hang, ea...Read full comment
... If you cannot handle a multinational student body, a plethora of active and engaging student organizations to join, and countless adventures to ...Read full comment
... City: After living here for a while I can confidently say DC is the greatest city in the world ...Read full comment
... The campus is very safe and is a good mix between the urban, hip feel of the city and the quaint campus life of most universities ...Read full comment
... I Love the whole atmosphere of the school and city ...Read full comment
... If you are an urbanite and love the city life, GW is for you ...Read full comment
... If you want green grass and trees, this isn't the place for you, but if you appreciate the city and want to share your address with the Presiden...Read full comment
... The school is an okay city school if you or your parents can drop the $35k - $40k or more per year, but I would absolutely not recommend getting ...Read full comment
... The city of DC is great ...Read full comment
... I drank/went out a lot, was glad I did not need to belong to a frat/sorority to have fun, and felt my overall experience contributed to my trans...Read full comment
... The good is what the surrounding city can offer to students not GW ...Read full comment
... George Washington is a great mix of a city environment and a campus-y feel ...Read full comment
... That's the awesome thing about this awesome city ...Read full comment
... It's a good school and beautiful city ...Read full comment
... GWU is a great school in an incredible city ...Read full comment
... GW isn't for everyone, but I would say that for the most part, everyone has benefited from the academics and enjoyed the city outlets(the arts...Read full comment
... DC itself is such a thriving and bustling city, and it has so much to offer ...Read full comment
... GWU is a great school to go if you like big city life ...Read full comment
... Like most students I came for the city not the school ...Read full comment
... The city and the students make George Washington an excellent choice for any prospective student ...Read full comment
... DC is a vibrant city, and GWU is a great place to learn to be a journalist ...Read full comment
... Even so, the Elliott School has great events and the city itself is great, but AVOID GW ...Read full comment
... Its not just random buildings on different streets gwu does have an identifiable campus in the city ...Read full comment
... The city location itself really can't be beaten ...Read full comment
... After I graduate from GW in May, I will be able to say that I made incredible use of what this city and this campus provided me ...Read full comment
... The George Washington University is an amazing school located in a spectacular city, and both offer plenty of opportunities to grow personally, ac...Read full comment
... If you want to keep your sanity, stay away from this city and especially George Washington University ...Read full comment
... GW- the resources the city offers are unparalleled, especially in my field, public policy ...Read full comment
... This is a city-school for sure, but people here are very nice ...Read full comment
... The city offers a lot of opportunities, but it's not enough to make me want to stay here ...Read full comment
... Other than the hassle of the big city, I can't really criticize it much ...Read full comment
... The city and university offer so many resources ...Read full comment
... Unlike other city schools (BU, NYU) GW has a very defined urban campus, for about 16 blocks, almost everything is GW ...Read full comment
... I came from a very small town in New Jersey, located 62 miles from New York City, so coming to GW and to an "urban" campus was initially a shock ....Read full comment
... Take internships, get jobs outside the city, take classes at the Smithsonian, do research projects and you might get something worthwhile out of ...Read full comment
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