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Students and parents really need to examine GeorgeQuite BrightEconomics
Students and parents really need to examine George Washington and its value.
The school claims it has the 3rd best housing in the country, but not if you're a sophomore or freshman. Yes, there are dorms like palaces, but there's not enough of this housing to meet the need. the rest of the housing is pretty crowded and substandard.

Food service is expensive and rather bad. It's difficult to get a nutritious, reasonably priced meal here ...

At $40K/year, services, professors, and fellow students should be a lot better than they are. If you *really* want to go to school in DC, look at the other schools here too -- Georgetown, American, George Mason, Catholic. GW is really trendy now, and growing much too fast for services to keep up with demand. YThe value just isn't there.

1st Year Female -- Class 2007
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
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The reason I am transferring isn't because IBrightPolitical Science
The reason I am transferring isn't because I hated the school (although there were many many complaints that I do have), it is because the money you will spend here will NOT be worth it. The classes are not challenging enough and the living conditions are not worth the money. There are some positive things about the local area and the beauty of D.C., however. Those positives all seem irrelevant when realize you are paying 160,000 for a state school education. Oh yeah and the students...

One word to describe the student body: HORRIBLEIf you are looking at this school, take it from me (or visit and talk to the students), 60% of the students feel the same way and WISH they were going somewhere different.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2006
Surrounding City: A, Campus Aesthetics: C
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After a year I have decided that GWUQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
After a year I have decided that GWU is just not the place for me. Do not be fooled by all the hype the university feeds prospectives. It's not very diverse when it comes to kids who have had different life experiences. Reconsidor if you are even the slightest bit nervous that you may feel out of place among people who know very little beyond their own privliged life. Most people here are NOT on scholarship they can actually afford it and a brand new wardrobe every month too. I know very few people who are incredibly happy here most just settle because they are already here. Me? I am transfering. Four years would try my sanity too much.
1st Year Female -- Class 2007
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: D
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