The George Washington University Reviews
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Excellent inner city university campus, good reputation in this area of study, good post degree contacts in government and private sector employment.
Great location for internships and a fun college experience. The administration is terrible and could not care less about the students, however. Going here will help you get a high-paying, rewarding job.
I got a good education but felt the school was overpriced. It was fun to live in the city and felt independent but also lacked a true college campus feeling which was missed. The school "spirit" or alumni pride is almost non-existent for me personally and I wish there had been a football team. Over-all, if I had to make the decision again I likely would go to the school in my home state and pay less for a similar education but that being said, the department I graduated in was excellent, I loved the professors and the class sizes were tiny.
The degree program was amazing. It was very learner-driven and I had the opportunity to build important connections that served me later in my career. I can't recommend it enough. The University was difficult to navigate in terms of almost every administrative aspect and seemed to offer very little support for making sense of its layers of bureaucracy. Museum Education Program = 10; GWU = 4.
While an online program offers flexibility and convenience my experience is that you lose the connectivity and personal attention a traditional program provides. In my experience I felt like I was working alone and when issues arose it was difficult to connect to professors on a human level I instead felt like a "student". I had started my FNP at a different institution where I attended classes and participated in groups and I felt like I was making a much larger impact then at GWU. Trying to solve problems on a blackboard can get frustrating as you are in your Masters program and as well dealing with children, husbands, employment and life issues. GWU requires you come in for testing at various points in your school program and again it felt unorganized and not true to life.
Business--or something more technical.
Do what you love for fun, major in something that can sustain the lifestyle you wish to have. Move t the city where you see yourself and is best for your major:: Politics: DC, Arts: NYC, Natural Sciences: coast, etc. And yes, Undergraduate is just as important as Masters bc without a good foundation you cant move ahead.
It was a really good school for me. I learned a lot about life. It was a good fit for me career wise.
My school was a perfect fit for me. It allowed me to gain the academic and professional skills I needed, while having a vibrant student life and social scene. It had a perfect balance.
Yes I would have. International affairs has always been my passion.
In college, explore all your interests. Do not be afraid to find out who you truly are and go for it. College is about leaving your comfort zone.
GWU was a good fit for me. It did feel quite large at times but as the courses became more specialized I was truly able to make good relationships with my Professors and benefit form my program. The location in DC made it so easy to get internships which were crucial to my development as a professional.
I would choose the same major of International Affairs but I would have minored in Business or Marketing and Communications.
Think about your minors. Study what you love but make sure that you also learn skills that are transferable to the field you hope to work in. Internships are key!
I loved it, there were organizations for everyone on campus and I was able to find the organizations that were just right for me. I created a family that I will always love and treasure while I was at GW. Yes, I received a good education but I love GW more because of the personal growth that occurred while I was there.
No, I would not. Psychology is so general so it is easy to get into a lot of jobs with it, but then it isn't very specific so it isn't as easy to get jobs with it. Unfortunately, I figured out too late that I wanted to go into hospitality & tourism. However, I didn't want to pay thousands of extra dollars to switch my major so late in my college career so I had to make due. Luckily, I'm in the field that I enjoy because of an internship opportunity I was able to take part in, although GW wasn't the one who told me about it.
It is okay not to finish your degree in 4 years, there's nothing bad about it. Know yourself, follow your pace and your desires because this schooling will be the prelude to the rest of your life. Take advantage of all the opportunities presented to you, study abroad, join organizations you are passionate about, etc.