Washington, DC
George Washington University


181 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

You may be eligible! These Lenders offer loans to students who attend George Washington University

Variable  rate loan

Variable  rate loan

Fixed  rate loan

Variable  rate loan

disclosure
*Results provided by SimpleTuition.
SimpleTuition is an independent comparison site and is not affiliated with colleges or universities that may be referenced in these results. Loan offers from participating lenders that appear also have no affiliation with any college or university referenced. Not all lenders participate in our site and lenders that do participate may not offer loans to every school. We remind users that there are many additional borrowing options available - use SimpleTuition as part of your larger quest for college financing. Shop around and make the choice that's best for you and maximize use of grants and federal aid options whenever possible. We may receive transaction or referral fees when a user selects a product from a partner lender or advertiser. Our company mission is based on the premise that choice and transparency are good. There is no additional cost to a user who selects a loan presented by one of our partners.

Recent Reviews

Kate
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am so happy that I decided to attend GW. I get to attend a university filled with interesting people and great professors. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am so happy that I decided to attend GW. I get to attend a university filled with interesting people and great professors. There is no dining hall anymore, however, I personally like the meal plan and the restaurants on campus. I feel very independent when I am at school, since I have to hold myself accountable for budgeting my meal plan and getting to class. Unfortunately, the off campus housing is a little bit expensive, as it is in the middle of DC, but the dorms on campus are amazing! There are so many opportunities for extracurriculars on campus and, since GW is so central, there is so much to do off campus as well. Everyone that works at GW are very supportive and helpful and I really feel like I am a part of a community when I am at school.

Michaela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

GW is great for students who are looking for a community of fellow driven students. There are dozens of clubs to get involved...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

GW is great for students who are looking for a community of fellow driven students. There are dozens of clubs to get involved in, so, whatever your interests, GW probably has an org for it. Also, DC is an exciting, diverse city that is always changing. GW's major drawback is probably the tuition, but most students receive some sort of scholarship.

Caleb
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The George Washington University engenders a genuine spirit of community engagement across all of Washington DC. Students of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The George Washington University engenders a genuine spirit of community engagement across all of Washington DC. Students of this institution are intelligent, politically active, and passionate vectors of grassroots change. Wether students are advocating for the rights of immigrants and refugees on Capital Hill, or tutoring students from low-income families throughout DC, Colonials are always finding news ways to engage the local community and make the greater DC community a safer and more inclusive environment. Aside from this spirit of service, the George Washington University offers intellectually stimulating academics across varying fields, taught by real-world professionals, and framed in a way that promotes global citizenship from students of medicine, law, public health, international affairs, and all other studies offered. The George Washington University rests in Foggy Bottom, lending the University direct access to a steady stream of highly recognized professors, politicians, organizations, and institutions. Students benefit greatly from discussions with representatives from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Peace Corps, USAID, and many other organizations. Nevertheless, living on-campus in Foggy Bottom is particularly expensive and often creates financial burdens for the very few amount of low-income students; This is particularly challenging when on-campus housing is pricey and University policy stipulates that students live on-campus until senior year (however, there are bureaucratic methods to finding exemption to this rule). Living off-campus is how a student of the George Washington University can make the best out of there time in DC, since the city has so much history and culture to share. As the University strives to be a global model of prestigious academic quality, faculty have worked to address minority-retention rates, sexual assault, and student and faculty diversity. The University boast a high enrollment of international students as a way to showcase their campus "diversity", yet the majority of students, regardless of origin, come from wealthier families which can lead to the isolation of low-income students. Considering this, and that the University owns the most property in DC aside from the Federal Government, students often joke that the University is a Realestate agency first, and a University second.

Elizabeth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Washington University is the best place in the country to study International Affairs or Political Science. Just block...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Washington University is the best place in the country to study International Affairs or Political Science. Just blocks from the White House, the Department of State, the World Bank, and the Washington Monument, George Washington University offers not only an amazing education, but exposure to experiences you can not get anywhere else. Adding on to the amazing location, the academics at George Washington are top notch. In the Elliott School of International Affairs, all the professors have work experience all over the world in a wide variety of countries and fields, with many of them being former ambassadors.

Erica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My professors have been great, and not just my science classes. The choices of classes outside my majors have been a good bal...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My professors have been great, and not just my science classes. The choices of classes outside my majors have been a good balance-really enjoyed the photo class, the climbing class, the barre class...wish I had time for horseback riding!!! My friends are multi ethnic and multi national-this school has about 50% wealthy east coasters and the rest are from everywhere and middle class. I love learning my subjects and learning DC at the same time. Work hard, play hard: clubs, great places to run...lots of coffee shops but I'm still looking for the perfect one. Work study options and internships are amazing here. I've taken the train to Baltimore and to NYC to visit friends. Even life on the Vern for Freshman year wasn't bad in the end, super nice dorm rooms...but now I'm in Foggy and it's much more convenient to be sure! The downside: crazy expensive when you discover that the financial aid is only about 20% of COA. which in my case means my parents are expected to contribute about 47% of their yearly income. OUCH!

Jameel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Business School is a competitive and hard school but it's also very chill. I honestly chose to come to the George Washin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Business School is a competitive and hard school but it's also very chill. I honestly chose to come to the George Washington School of Business as an undergraduate in pursuit of an M.B.A at an Ivy League University. I transferred into this university under the impression that the academics here would prepare me for such an endeavor and they certainly have been. But the beautiful thing about George Washington University is that it's in the middle of everything- the city life here is amazing and it's truly a blessing to get to attend GW. The city life totally makes up for the lack of a campus in my opinion; it's certainly for a different kind of student. This really isn't a college for sports fanatics or people that want a big state school; however, it's an ideal college for hard working well-balanced people who want serious academics and to be surrounded in an environment that fosters professional development.

Laura
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Have had a great experience overall. Academics are challenging but rewarding and professors are the best in their fields. Gre...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Have had a great experience overall. Academics are challenging but rewarding and professors are the best in their fields. Great opportunities for networking with people not only from all over the country but from across the world as well. Foggy Bottom location is fantastic for students wanting to immerse themselves into the city.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love GW in that you can find a home and a journey in whatever you want to pursue because its a school big enough to satisfy...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love GW in that you can find a home and a journey in whatever you want to pursue because its a school big enough to satisfy your needs. However, discovering what you needs/interests are and having the encouragement to chase them are lacking. I'm an introvert by I also live by "you get out what you put in" and I needed help with the put in part and wasn't assisted much, and consequently didn't get much out. But if you're proactive I can tell GW is the perfect place for that.

Avalon
What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Washington University, like all schools, has its faults. The main issues you will encounter are with financial aid, fo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

George Washington University, like all schools, has its faults. The main issues you will encounter are with financial aid, food options, and housing costs. However, despite these complications, GWU is wonderfully diverse and full of thoughtful students. There is so much student advocacy and activism on campus (being in D.C. you can't go a week without a protest). If you love politics and government, GWU will feel like home. If you don't know what you want, and maybe prefer to stay away from hot button issues, GWU may not be the place for you. Overall, as a Political Science and International Affairs student, I cannot imagine a more amazing place to spend four years.

Haley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

GW has amazing opportunities for anyone who is interested in being completely integrated into an amazing city like Washington...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

GW has amazing opportunities for anyone who is interested in being completely integrated into an amazing city like Washington, DC. For politics, business, international affairs, economics, art, there is no better place to be. GW's campus is situated three blocks from the White House, three blocks from the National Mall, and with a metro stop on campus, you feel so close to everything all the time. So many people I know have had amazing internships and job opportunities even starting their freshman year. Because of the amazing location, housing and food costs can get a little crazy, and definitely expect to pay a little more to party here - because the party scene is more about bar hopping and clubbing than frat parties. Students at GW are ambitious, and involved, and really, really care about the issues. If you don't like to talk politics, or if political demonstrations make you uncomfortable, this probably isn't the school for you. But if you want to feel like you are a part of more than just a college campus - if you want to feel a part of the wider city of DC and reap the benefits of all there is to offer there, GW is seriously the perfect place. Raise High!

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 10,357
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $47,343
  • Acceptance rate
  • 33%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

Most-Answered Questions

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

George Washington University administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.