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George Washington University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityB Research Availability-
Research Funding- Graduate PoliticsC
Errand RunnersA Degree CompletionA
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]- Sufficient Pay-
CompetitivenessB Education QualityB+
Faculty AccessibilityB+ Useful Research-
Extracurriculars- Success-UnderstandingB
Surrounding CityA+ Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentB- FriendlinessB
Safety- Campus Beauty-
Campus Maintenance- University Resource/spendingC+
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Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Unhelpful

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Graduate Politics
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Surrounding City
He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: School of Information (This Major's Salary over time)
This is a brief review of the MSIST program in the school of business at the grad level. In short this is a good program, and taking courses off the main campus downtown is a money saver. In terms of the quality of subject matter though, much of what you will be taught is rehashed since if you work and come from industry (as most of the students in the program do) you've heard it all before. The teachers though were a real mixed bag. The most glaring thing was it was polarizing, the teachers were either VERY good to exceptional, or they were on the other scale just downright useless, laughable, irrelevant, boring and clueless. So they were either exceptional or really bad. Luckily most of them were of the former. Probably one of the best things about the program is the student body and the contacts you will make from others who are usually from all over the world and work in many different places and companies. It gives you a fantastic opportunity to network and find out what is going on in industry. Administration is a bit weak. I'd recommend the program if you've worked in industry for a bit instead of coming right out of undergrad, but that's not to say you can't do it without years of work experience cause there were a good number of students who went straight into the program from undergrad that I met. Unfortunatly the department staff seemed to have its own internal politics, and it made its way into the classroom which really shouldn't happen. But for an off campus evening after work program, it's a pretty good deal.
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