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George Washington University

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at GWU

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentB
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringA-
Civil EngineeringC
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringC-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA-
Geography and GeosciencesC
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
Interior DesignB+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.C+
Mechanical EngineeringC+
Music - PerformanceA+
Political ScienceB
PreLaw and LegalA-
PreMed and MedicalB+
Public HealthB-

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George Washington University
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GWU Well, I transferred in- so i have a multi-school perspective. Transferring in to GWU is hard (especially if you live off-campus), as there is li...Read full comment
Love GW, don't believe all the comments about arrogant, snobby students. Yes, there are some but this is the case at most private, expensive universi...Read full comment
This review does not take into account the incredible people I have met here which has made my 1.5 years a memorable experience. But the University ha...Read full comment
I cam to GW looking for an experience, and after almost a year and a half here, I can definitely say that I have. One aspect about this school that I...Read full comment
GWU is a great school in an incredible city. Many opportunities for internships, helpful faculty and the coursework in the business program is more c...Read full comment
I was first 100% interested in University of Michigan, but I ended up being wait listed, so I came go G-Dub. I thought it might be a letdown, but the ...Read full comment
I stumbled upon this Web site, and after reading other GW student/alumni opinions I decided to put my two cents in. Previous postings are correct, GW ...Read full comment
I have enjoyed my overall experience at GW. There's been some annoyances with the hassle of the city(like the inauguration), but overall I've had lots...Read full comment
I love this university and I love the city that surrounds it. I am able to work a full course load and still make time to work for the federal governm...Read full comment
The city and the students make George Washington an excellent choice for any prospective student.Read full comment
I absolutely love GWU. By the way people complain about this place, you wouldn't realize how amazing it is. Right now I am home for the summer and it ...Read full comment
I have just completed my first semester at GWU, and I really love it. I got a hefty scholarship to go here, and I reluctantly attended, having to turn...Read full comment
I like GW. I'm writing this on my iPhone so I can't say too much. I'm an international affairs major at the Elliott school of international affairs. T...Read full comment
I am a freshman in the Elliott School and I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on my experience so far. There is absolutely no community feeling...Read full comment
This is the type of University where what you get out of it is up to you. The city and university offer so many resources.Read full comment
I would say this is the type of school some people love and some people hate. Most of my friends from high school went off to traditional campus scho...Read full comment
Im an international affairs major who is going into his 3rd year at GW. I would say that GW is a good school because if you are motivated and driven ...Read full comment
In my opinion, GW has a great advantage over all the other DC schools such as American and Georgetown in location. The embassies, Capitol Hill, and al...Read full comment
The George Washington University does a great job advertising itself. For me, I was captured by its propaganda on undergraduate research opportunities...Read full comment
The academic part of the university is solid. My professors were knowledgeable as well as approachable. If you study, you will get the grade you deser...Read full comment
There's two types of students that come to GW. The first group are lazy, self-absorbed, spend the majority of their time planning their outfits and sk...Read full comment
I went to GW mostly because i wanted to live near DC and out of the crummy pool of schools i was looking at, it was the best. After spending a semest...Read full comment
The George Washington University is an amazing school located in a spectacular city, and both offer plenty of opportunities to grow personally, academ...Read full comment
You make your experience anywhere. While the school is expensive, there are plenty of opportunities for creating a great and unique college experienc...Read full comment
So I relied pretty heavily last year when I was applying to schools and which to attend. I thought I might return the favor. GWU! I had been set on g...Read full comment
I am about to finish my first year at GW studying in the Elliot school of International Affairs and I love it. GW is a great school, I feel that it is...Read full comment
I was pretty dissapointed seeing as GW was my top choice and seemed like the perfect fit. In reality, it is everything I DONT want in a school. The st...Read full comment
GW truly is a great place. I am in the Comm program, which is one of the only majors you have to apply for once you are already a student in the Colum...Read full comment
Like most students I came for the city not the school. There is no school spirit and everyone just wants to skip class and go get brunch around the ci...Read full comment
I love every minute of GW. I am a member of the soccer team, a founding father of a fraternity, and I have made frieneds from all around the country....Read full comment
This school ate my soul. As a highly accomplished high school graduate I made a costly mistake when I chose GW. While it shows well with its bright ci...Read full comment
I agree with the assessment of many that GWU is highly overrated. I came here expecting a smart and driven student body. GWU proclaims to be worldclas...Read full comment
Your time at GW really depends on what you make it...but you have to work hard to make it worthwhile. Take internships, get jobs outside the city, tak...Read full comment
So many great opportunities, professors and interesting students to learn from and the school is constantly building and improving their facilities. L...Read full comment
I went to GW wanting to meet smart and worldly people who shared my interest in international affairs and culture. Basically, it's just a bunch of ar...Read full comment
GW is a reflection of its students and its city. The Students are often determined, clever, and friendly, but are just as often snooty, condescending,...Read full comment
I'm writing this review to advise students to know what they are getting themselves into by going to GWU. This is not a typical college, and if you ar...Read full comment
Well, don't come to GW expecting heaven. You have to come here ready to be a grown up, and that means dealing with tough stuff without a social net. I...Read full comment
To give some background info on me: I'm from Colorado, majoring in business, concentration in finance and international business, I’m from a lo...Read full comment
GW 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 ...Read full comment
If you read Princeton Review or any other college evaluation website/book, you'll notice that GW has a reputation as one of the most liberal and ...Read full comment
Listen. I had a tough time my first semester, not gonna sit here and act like it was freshman bliss and tell you I walked around with an indelible smi...Read full comment
I applied to GW early decision, and after one year at the school I am so happy that I go to school here. But like ANY school there are positives and n...Read full comment
The university is great, but since it's a private school the cost is about twice as many other colleges. Don't expect that because you're paying twice...Read full comment
I received a good education, but I had to fight for it at GWU. The school is an okay city school if you or your parents can drop the $35k - $40k or mo...Read full comment
I recommend that everyone look into GW. It's a great school with a good location. Students are really cool and I have enjoyed my time here. The campus...Read full comment
GW is a large school with a fair amount of the same people. Personally, I don't think the education is worth the money. While the education is decent,...Read full comment
There's two types of students that come to GW. The first group are lazy, self-absorbed, spend the majority of their time planning their outfits and sk...Read full comment
George Washington has an amazing location and provides a unique experience for college. You will never be bored-there is always something going on. ...Read full comment
I came from a very small town in New Jersey, located 62 miles from New York City, so coming to GW and to an "urban" campus was initially a shock. Ho...Read full comment
GW is expensive, and had it not been for a merit scholarship, I would have had no choice but to have gone somewhere else. That said, the school has n...Read full comment
The city of DC is great. Most students fail to take advantage of it first term, but this term I have gone out into the city to see the monuments and t...Read full comment
The past six months - my time at GW so far - have been absolutely WONDERFUL! Washington DC has always been my favorite city, and I knew that it was wh...Read full comment
It's a good school and beautiful city... The campus is gorgeous and allows you to experience the best of the city, while still only a kid in undergrad...Read full comment
George Washington is a great mix of a city environment and a campus-y feel. Although there are no set boundaries, you still feel as there is still so...Read full comment
George Washington is the perfect school--for the right person. It is in the most beautiful area of Washington DC with direct accessibility to everyth...Read full comment
The people here are terrible. If you want to keep your sanity, stay away from this city and especially George Washington University. I can tell that d...Read full comment
GWU is a great school to go if you like big city life. There is tons to do outside of just school and studying. There are college bars and then ther...Read full comment
GW is an interesting school. The good is what the surrounding city can offer to students not GW. You really don't learn anything at this school, it's ...Read full comment
Would I come here again? Absolutely. GW has such an incredible location with SO MUCH TO DO. People are really cool here and love to get out. GW is a g...Read full comment
DC is a vibrant city, and GWU is a great place to learn to be a journalist. THE School of Media and Public Affair offers excellent hands-on experience...Read full comment
I am a freshman here at GW and all I can say so far is that I absolutely love it here!! I admit there are a lot of crazy party lovers here, but hey, w...Read full comment
My major wasn't in the drop down menu of options, but I was an International Affairs student in the Elliot School, and I graduated in '09. What ca...Read full comment
I am about to finish my first year at GW studying in the Elliot school of International Affairs and I love it. GW is a great school, I feel that it is...Read full comment
The city of D.C. is wonderful. It's wonderfully laid-out. There are plenty of free activites all year long. There are plenty of political demonstratio...Read full comment
I had a tremendous experience at GW and would recommend it to anyone interested in attending an urban school with a very sophisticated student body in...Read full comment
As a freshman at GWU, I have to say it has been amazing. I love DC and everything it has to offer. I love that I can walk to the Lincoln memorial and ...Read full comment
There are some very snooty, stuck up people at the school, but for the most part, people are really fun and nice. It's a very outgoing school. The cam...Read full comment
GW is a great place to go to college. I absolutely loved freshman year. I made great connections for a later career, great friends, and learned a lo...Read full comment
GWU has good academics if you are in the right program. Graduate programs are better and are more highly ranked. Undergraduates, do not expect a struc...Read full comment
George Washington University was one of the best things that ever happened to me as a young adult. The University provided me the backdrop to develop...Read full comment
I am a Junior in the School of Business. GW is an Excellent school to attend in my opinion. I Love the whole atmosphere of the school and city. Offer...Read full comment
I have no regrets in attending GW. It has been a great experience. Although it has been academically challenging, I've learned so much about Internati...Read full comment
If you can find the right people to hang out with at GW, your time spent here will be worthwhile. There are definitely a lot of rich snobs here, but t...Read full comment
GWU is a great school. It's gotten really selective lately, and seems to have some bitter recectees..... So, anyway, GW is a really fun and academi...Read full comment
GW- the resources the city offers are unparalleled, especially in my field, public policy. The work is as challenging as you make it... no coasting t...Read full comment
I am about to be a Jr. at GW and I wish I had more than just 2 years left. Going to GW was probably the best decision I ever made, I love my school, ...Read full comment
I'm depressed - I was so excited to come here, really thought it would be incredible experience. Rich, snobby student body - I don't have major bucks...Read full comment
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