George Washington University
George Washington University - Comments and Student Experiences|
We may be located in a nice city, but there are only two things that people do here: drink and go clubbing. That's it, and if you're not interested in getting wasted and hooking up with people every weekend, you're in a bit of trouble. I have a couple of great friends here, and I feel very fortunate to know them because kind, selfless people are few and far between at GW (one of my best friends from freshman year already left).
Academically, this place is a joke. I suppose the upper level classes get somewhat challenging (especially if you are in the sciences), but the general curriculum courses are straight out of middle school. I guess that's a positive, though... Oh, and the university itself treats you like a number. Speaking to my advisor was like asking for advice from a Tickle-Me Elmo. And finally, I must say that the dorms are top notch. I mean, what do you expect when you go to a school so expensive that half the population is Paris Hilton wannabes who voted for Obama simply because it was popular (and couldn't tell you a single thing about him)? The dorms are nice, but that's only because the actual campus is so darn gloomy that you want to stay inside all day. Nothing but pavement and molded concrete.
If you are smart, you will spend your hard-earned money (or your parents') somewhere else. GW costs a fortune, and I made the unlucky choice of transferring to this school which I, and apparently everyone else on this site, absolutely hated.
Pretty much everyone on campus is very wealthy, from the same region/suburbs, and has the same sense of entitlement and irresponsibility. The students walk all over anyone who does not fit the mold of a rich, east-coast son or daughter of privilege. Guys won't date you unless it's obvious you have money. Girls won't befriend you unless you wear the same designer crap they're wearing.
The only way I survived was by clinging to a few friends on scholarships, who were the only nice, humble people among thousands. It's very sad that you pay so much money to be miserable, but it's a fact. I got so many dirty looks/bad attitudes on this campus that I ended up moving far off-campus. NEVER go anywhere without the right outfit/tan/designer purse.
As for the quality of the education, faculty are as arrogant as the students, and the students care more about their appearance and living their lavish, privileged lifestyles than they care about their education.Enough said.