George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.79 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 291 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 52,424 (22,314 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $27,851
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

I have had an overall great experience at GW! I do think that financial aid and supporting scholarship resources are very limited!
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

I love George Washington University. However, the program and the area of Washington, D.C. is very expensive. The connections I am making at GWU are surreal. I know that pursuing graduate school was worth it but the cost is daunting.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program and professors, however not enough face time with the professors, often times they are more concerned with their research, however when they are engaging with you, they are present. The cost to attend the program is high and there are not enough scholarships to go around. Many students receive nothing, while a few full rides went out. It would be better if all students who apply in time could all receive a scholarship, rather than nothing. Great city, you are connected to some of the largest cities in terms of international education. Many opportunities for internships or full-time work in the field due to night courses.
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

GWU is a very expensive school, with little financial aid available. Washington, DC is also an expensive place to live, making cost-of-living considerations necessary. However, there are always exciting events going on both in DC and on campus. Graduate students can make the most of their experience if they are willing.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel some of the greatest strengths of GWU are its commitment to an educated student base and flexible professors. Many of the professors can meet day or night and are quick to respond via email. In group projects, my fellow students are intelligent, open to new ideas, and able to come up with incredible creative solutions. So far, my only con is the price, which tends to be one of the highest in the area. Though admissions is fantastic and will work with you in order to ensure you can afford GWU's amazing programs.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

I absolutely love the MPH in Health Policy at GWU. The faculty is amazing and so is the curriculum. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the program!
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

It really refines your professional abilities and makes you ready for a career much more than undergrad did. I think since it is not a research based program the students are a bit out of touch with the program and it is more like going to class and having an internship than really being too involved on campus.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The are a couple of problems with the program. First, GW loves hiring Adjunct Professors, which can be really great or really bad. Some of the Adjuncts I had were incredible and others were some of the worst professors I have ever had. So the problem is that consistency of quality professors. Second, they are marketing the program to the wrong demographic. They market the program as if it an Organizational Industrial Psychology program, which it is not. Additionally they have been recruiting the newly graduated students, but the program is designed for working professionals who have been graduated for a while. This program is designed to make business consultants and thus they should advertise it correctly and to the right people.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

D.C. is continuously rated as one of the most expensive places to live. If you plan to attend GW, make sure that you are willing to compromise on your apartment size, living with roommates, or can deal with a long metro ride. Even though the program can be done in 2 years, that time line is not encouraged by the all of the staff. Make sure that you go at your own pace, but you can't just take 9 credits and expect to graduate in 2 years. On the positive side, the students are from all over the world, and the D.C. area has a lot to offer.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

GWU is an excellent school and has an amazing reputation in the Physical Therapy world do to our outstanding professors who are able to put the students as their top priority, but practice and do research as well. There is a rich environment of helping and caring within the professors and the students. We do anything we can to help each other succeed. I also love being in the DC area where we have a multitude of top quality hospitals and rehab clinics, not to mention the close proximity to the politicians who can help make change to PT policy.
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