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George Washington is simply not worth the hugeBrightEconomics
George Washington is simply not worth the huge amount of money it costs.
Professors are well-known in their fields, it's true, but teaching and responding to students is not a priority for many of them. It's a struggle to get an answer to an email, a recommendation, an appointment. Guidance is haphazard and rife with misinformation and poor advice, when you can get the attention of your advisor.

Academically, it's not a scholarly atmosphere. The library facillity is woefully inadequate, and fellow students (mostly from NY or NJ) seem more concerned with fashion than with learning.

The food plan is really ghastly. At first it seems like a very flexible plan with a lot of choices. But it's difficult to get a nutritious meal at a decent price here. The university has provided a host of fast food restaurants with a captive market of students -- bad selection, unhealthy food, poor hours, and high prices abound. Students who want to be in or near DC can do much better at another area school. I would suggest an overnight visit for any prospective student. Your eyes will be opened.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2007
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: F
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I transferred out of here after one andQuite BrightPsychology
I transferred out of here after one and a half years here. (and got a much better education for far less money!) It was dreadful. The professors were totally full of themselves, and thought they were the greatest. The administration was too busy wooing new students and parents that they didn't have the resources to take care of current students. It was way too expensive as well. Just is not worth the time or money. I had really wanted to go here at first, too.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2002
Surrounding City: A+, Friendliness: F
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Do not DO NOT come here unless youQuite BrightPolitical Science
Do not DO NOT come here unless you are a huge partyer and plan on PARTYING EVERY NIGHT. if you are straight edge and dont plan on partying in college DO NOT COME HERE. IT WILL BE HELL AND YOU WILL SPEND EVERY NIGHT CRYING IN YOUR BED. they advertise the vern as being the quieter campus but i live on the vern and it's the same partying deal that foggy bottom is. DO NOT COME HERE.
1st Year Female -- Class 2008
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: F
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