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GW is a very good school that isBrightEconomics
GW is a very good school that is constantly improving (even though the administration's decisions are often questionable). I am very impressed by the quality of education that I am receiving and the DC area affords unparalleled internship opportunities (GW has the highest rate of internships per capita in the country). Some people (both students and professors) are arrogant, but you can definitely find people who are worth getting to know. Overall, I would say that GW is a good school that will probably become a much more internationally recognizable name within the next 10 years. It's not for everyone, but if you are looking for an urban school with strong academics and an extremely political atmosphere, I would definitely recommend applying. Also, despite the high cost, financial aid is pretty good relative to most other private schools (GW doesn't even rank in the top 100 schools nationally in terms of net cost).
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: C
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I had an alright experience here.BrightElectrical Engineering
I had an alright experience here. I'm glad I chose to study engineering because of the analytical thinking and problem solving skill it brought. There definitely has to be improvements made inside the faculty. Faculty needs to be more caring and helpful to support learning the subjects because it makes it a great deal harder when they are unorganized and not supportive about the coursework, which is already novel and difficult as it is. There is a great lack of communication between the faculty and the students, which I think might be because most of the faculty is really old or self-absorbed and do not try to reach the students in the right way which creates the uncaring environment. I think that some of this miscommunication arises from the professors' lack of language or his/her main focus for his/her research. However there are some great professors that really do support students and try to fix these problems inside the faculty. I've seen some great improvements and changes myself while I was at the university. They also give good advices and point you in the right direction so that you get the best out of your education. Also the students are really helpful amongst each other in a way that they help you to get through the obstacles along the way. So I think it is a great opportunity to apply to this school now because I think it is going to get a great deal harder to get into when these changes are complete because more people will want to apply which will make it harder to get accepted to GW.
4th Year Male -- Class 2014
Social Life: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B
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This school is terrible.
Male -- Class 2000
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