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.
Everyone here is into themselves and their own thing - not an atmosphere where you can learn from each other. Seems like the school cuts corners in a lot of ways - quality of profs, services, responsiveness of administration. They say a big selling point is the internship program - but so what - you are donating your time for free. There are a lot more prestigous schools that can give you a high quality education and make you feel like the money is well spent. Washington is the big attraction here, but if you don't like where you are, what is the point?
“GW just wasn't the right school for me.BrightEnglish
GW just wasn't the right school for me. I have never been surrounded by the type of students who attend GW. They cared more about their prada bags and designer clothes than current politics. Ugh I was disgusted. Also the social scene is weak, all I did was smoke lots of weed. Sorry to say I wasted so much time here. I am transfering.