is great mainly because it offers unique experiences and jobs
only DC and a university can give.
Contrary to concern,
this does not at all (in my experience) affect the
so-called college experience. I had 2 jobs over fall semester,
yet I made friends with a close circle (something very
important to have at a larger city school) who I
hang, eat, and go out with. These people I've met
in my dorm rather than through classes, although a lot
of people also meet friends through classes and clubs as
Yes, GW is an urban campus, but MUCH
less so than a school like NYU. NYU is sprawled
out over the city, but GW is located strictly in
Foggy Bottom, a residential area in DC. The campus is
very insulated and bordered by major streets which signify the
borders of the campus. Thus, you KNOW whether you're on
GW territory or not, it is very clear just by
looking around, as GW students are always out and about
within campus and GW signs are plastered over every building
and street corner.
The key is to make friends
in the beginning- you've got to be really friendly the
moment you move in. From there on, there shouldn't be
any trouble in making friends- everyone loves meeting new people.