George Washington University
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This school is only good for internships and networking.
Anyone that desires to learn instead of getting the grades and creating a resume is sorely disappointed by the quality of education and the lack of student interest in learning and using their brains.
If you are not wealthy or enjoy being surrounded by ultra wealthy, self-absorbed people then this is not the school for you. The very few who do not meet this criteria end up transferring, leaving a school of clones with none that go against the norm. GW may not be lacking in diversity as far as the stats go, however everyone comes from the same wealthy northeastern or occasionally west coast neighborhoods and has the same goals in life: to climb their way to the top of the socioeconomic chain and look good doing it. One semester left me so disgusted with these attitudes that I had to transfer.
As far as tuition goes, the only place that students see their money is in the dorms and fancy buildings. The administration and school departments are impersonal, unhelpful, and completely useless. Public schools offer more services, staff, and help than this overpriced private school.GW only cares about drawing students in pretty dorms, fancy internships, and the lure of the city. Once you get here, they arenâ€™t concerned with insignificant things like the students, only drawing every last penny out of their parents with ridiculously expensive (and completely malnourished) food plans, activities, and services.
I came to GW because i thought the environment woudl be amazing. the Elliott school is one of the best regarded international affairs programs in the country and boasts huge speakers, i saw colin powell, albright, christopher and kisinger all in the same day this past semester, but DON'T BE FOOLED! PLEASE be wary. I thought the stimulating environment of dc would procure a student body equally as motivated and inspired by the politics, the culture, the history that weâ€™re living literally 2 blocks from the white house.but i was so so so wrong. no one does anything here. there's no creativity, no spark, no interest, no individuality, no music, no side projects, no hidden talents. conversations are started by asking where you went last weekend, what clubs, what bar, who you fucked. classes are never discussed, no conversation goes deeper than how many shots you took, how much money you spent, etc etc.
i've never been a straight edge kid or anything. i smoke a lotta weed, i looove to have a good time but i measure my happiness by quality not quantity of wasted opportunities and fake friends.
GWU is a wanna-be ivy that east coasters can send their wasp/jap fuck up kiddies who did waaaay too much cocaine in high school without being embarrassed at their cocktail parties with their friends, pay off the admin. with the full enrollment and get our little princess into a respectable institution that cranks out braindead politicians looking to make the next big buck off of someone else's ideas.
this school is ridiculous and if you make the mistake of going, get out as fast as you can. you'll be on the fasttrack towards mid-life crisis in nooo time. this isn't an education, but preparation for a career and a life that you haven't even had time to think about. there is no learning that goes on here, only stealthy cheating..kids paying other kids over $500 to take final exams is common place and almost encouraged by the lack of teacher/student relationships and compelte negligence on the teachers part. they don't give a fuck about you, you're a student, they work at gwu for the connections, not for the rewarding wonderful life as a teacher.
no one cares about you and UPD wants every slutty girl carted off to the hospital in their EMERGE truck. be careful! don't stumble into thurston fucked up and stupid in high heels you WILL be breathalized, lay down on a stretcher and carted away in a symbolic homage to the poor decision in coming to this school in the first place.
You can find your niche, but I like to think of a niche as a nice way of saying you found the other kids that canâ€™t. fucking. Stand it.
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