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How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeB
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:

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She cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: Mar 02 2005
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
Good: +The different schools: Kogod, SPA, SIS, SOC.

+The Location. There is a campus (small), and it's definitely in the suburbs, but it's still in DC. You can get almost any type of intership and still take a full load of classes. It's easy to find off campus appartments.

+Scheduling is flexible so you can have an internship and take a full load.

Bad: +College of Arts and Sciences—they are trying to improve this, but most of the smart people who come here want to go to one of the other schools, so its hard. +Dorms suck. Too small. +Ugly campus

Mediocre: + Social Life. Being a dry campus helps to keep people on campus from getting too roudy, but don't expect to get a good nights sleep on a Friday or Saturday night. Most RAs don't care if you drink in your rooms as long as you don't make too much noise. I've thrown up on campus and not gotten in trouble for drinking. However, finding something to do can be hit or miss. Some weekends are great, others suck. You have to TRY though. Don't expect something to do to just fall out of the sky. Lots of people here do party, not everybody. + Academics: Not that challenging, but not super easy. If you do a reasonable amount of work, you will do fine. Employers value GPAs though, so this can be a good thing.

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