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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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Everyone here is into themselves and their ownQuite BrightPolitical Science
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?
3rd Year Male -- Class 2005
Surrounding City: A-, Faculty Accessibility: F
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