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| GW is a large school with a fair amount of the same people. Personally, I don't think the education is worth the money. While the education is decent, it's simply not worth over 50k a year. Your professors will be willing to help you, if you show them that you're willing to take the time and make adjustments. However, I don't feel like a lot of the students here care about their education. I know plenty of people who just don't go to class.|
A vast majority of the student body is very wealthy. This is the top of the top money-wise, and it shows. Designer everything and kids who do not appreciate the value of money have primarily been my main experience. It's hard to find people here who appreciate anything. Being a good sized school, you can probably find people you want to hang out with though, as all types of people do attend GW. The truth is, you may have trouble finding your type of people because of the size, if you're not one of the many who parties hard and doesn't go to class. You can walk the length of the campus without seeing anyone you know, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. In general, I've found people who don't truly care about their education, who ask Mommy or Daddy for everything (and get it), and who aren't all that genuine. But, like I said, there are all types: you just have to search for them.
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 decision. There are a ton of options in DC for internships, nightlife, random things to do on a Tuesday, and etc. You don't have to look hard for something to do no matter what your tastes are. GW is one of those schools with a really great location, and, unlike a lot of city schools, the campus is pretty nice. You can walk to much of what you'll need in DC. If you can't walk there, the metro is easy to use. A lot of the museums are free and the city is just an endless supply of options, if you're willing to head out into it.
The campus is also very safe. There are campus police around a lot at night, if you're ever walking home late, and even off campus you will often find local security guards or DC policemen around. If you're on the campus late at night, I really wouldn't worry too much. HOWEVER, if you stray off the campus late at night (past mid-night), you are taking your chances. Don't be stupid (travel in groups, try not to be off campus too late, etc) and you will most likely be fine.
The kids here party a good amount. While the Greek scene isn't huge, it exists. People typically head to clubs or party in the rooms. There's a fair amount of school organizations on campus, but most of them are political in orientation in some way. Small things to possibly note: GW does not have a football team. GW does not have a cafeteria, which can be very annoying at times. (You eat at restaurants or fast food places for your meals, if you don't have a kitchen. There aren't many options for freshman who want a dorm with a kitchen.) GW does have really nice housing, but it is expensive. GW has a really great community service program. And, as strange as this may be to mention, GW has a pretty large and active gay scene.
|Nov 27 2007|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| People say that GW is for students who couldn't get into Georgetown. This is true. Most of the student body are kids who did well in high school but aren't genius are, in many cases, intelligent. Most are upper-middle to upper-class and have a sense of entitlement, which was irritated when they were rejected from the college down the road. As a result, grade inflation is rampant in every department and no one takes their education seriously. Plus, there isn't a lot of school spirit and a lot of administration-ditching (our insanely high tuition went to buy things such as statues of birds made of curbstones rather than paying associate professors a decent salary). Politics are big, which means that our student government is made out to be WAY more important than it is (complete with corruption! every year there are articles in the school newspaper about how student association funds are used to buy the student representatives $1000-dinners at fancy restaurants rather than funding student organizations). All in all, its not worth it. |
|Oct 11 2007|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2007 |