|Major: Cultures/Civilization (This Major's Salary over time)|
|Gender: Male||This person cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.|
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think that many comments you read about GWU are true,
but they aren't always negatives, especially when compared to other
schools. I think that GW students are bright and
outspoken and that is why you hear so much criticism
about the university. However, there are many positives about
attending GW that I would like to point out.
First, living in DC is an education in and of
itself which greatly supplements everything you learn in the classroom.
You have ready access to the President, Congress, the
Supreme Court, the military, ambassadors, and almost every major political,
economic, international, and social organization you can imagine, plus much,
much more. The research opportunities alone are amazing -
e.g. the Library of Congress. You don't find those
same opportunities or resources anywhere outside of DC. Second,
while the bar scene may leave a lot to be
desired, the diverse cultural activities are great for those who
have other interests besides partying such as top-notch museums, art,
monuments, social events, music, theater, religion, dining etc. Third, the
dorms, while they may be in short-supply, were the envy
of all my friends at other colleges who lived in
tiny cells with gross public bathrooms. Fourth, the classes are
interesting if you do some research and figure out what
are the better majors, departments, and professors. If you
can't find something worth studying then you are not trying. FYI, I highly recommend studying abroad which tons of
GW students do. Fifth, if you schedule properly you
can have Fridays off to work at an excellent job
or internship. At GW you can intern at the White
House, volunteer for you favorite nonprofit, work for a multinational
company or whatever your heart desires. Meanwhile your friends
at other schools will be washing dishes at their cafeteria.
If you play your cards right at the George
Washington University you can gain valuable education, employment, and life
experience that you can't easily find elsewhere. It's definitely
not a place for students who need to be coddled.
Nevertheless, independent, adventurous, and outgoing students will enjoy the
exposure to the world at large that only GWU provides.