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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.
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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