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

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel like I am getting a quality education at a quality institution. So far, my classes have been challenging and I have grown in my career specific knowledge. The cons of my program is the amount of help/involvement from professors. I have not met with my advisor once, however, I have been able to successfully navigate the program by myself.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Workload is heavy and intense. With online study, you need to be self motivated to manage your time well enough to meet deadlines. Coursework is timely and interesting. Professors are very involved in the course and easy to contact if needed.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

I am in a GW satellite campus. This area is still developing and the cost of living is high.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

In the Movie "A League of Their Own", Tom Hanks plays the character of the Team’s Coach and instructs one of the players that "If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great." I keep reminding myself of that movie quote because of the challenges that Graduate School presents. It keeps me motivated to work full time job, maintain a family/household, and attend Graduate School full time. As an American minority woman, I am privileged to attend Graduate School and have an opportunity to further my education. In other countries, some women do not even have the right to drive a car, let alone attend Graduate School. Graduate school has already started to expand my knowledge and job related skills which will hopefully lead to better career prospects. Graduate School has provided the exciting opportunity to work and study with some of the leaders in my current industry. My hard work and commitment can be seen through my current graduate school 4.0 GPA. However, tuition costs, family/household costs, and no employer tuition assistance can be financially challenging. I would name these high tuition costs and maintaining family/household costs as the major challenge of Graduate School.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

In the Movie "A League of Their Own", Tom Hanks plays the character of the Team’s Coach and instructs one of the players that "If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great." I keep reminding myself of that movie quote because of the challenges that Graduate School presents. It keeps me motivated to work full time job, maintain a family/household, and attend Graduate School full time. As an American minority woman, I am privileged to attend Graduate School and have an opportunity to further my education. In other countries, some women do not even have the right to drive a car, let alone attend Graduate School. Graduate school has already started to expand my knowledge and job related skills which will hopefully lead to better career prospects. Graduate School has provided the exciting opportunity to work and study with some of the leaders in my current industry. My hard work and commitment can be seen through my current graduate school 4.0 GPA. However, tuition costs, family/household costs, and no employer tuition assistance can be financially challenging. I would name high tuition costs, maintaining family/household costs, and zero employer tuition assistance as the major challenge of Graduate School.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall a great school, but very expensive, even when you consider what you get for your money.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

The International Affairs graduate program at GWU is excellent, although it comes at a high financial cost. There are so many options for courses and sessions, which is very helpful.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2016

This program has been generally convenient for me as a working adult. The instructors are very excited about their work and that makes the learning all the more interesting. The only con is that I haven't gotten a lot of career advisement but the program does send out emails with opportunities for internships and jobs and that is helpful.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

My program is accredited by CACREP, which will be highly valuable throughout my career. The coursework required by this organization has guided GW in creating a highly experiential and valuable program of studies for students in GSEHD.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: -DC is an incredible place to learn and work. The opportunities that the are provides makes GW's location one of the most enticing things about it. -Networking and career support are big components to the academic success of the program. All students are given ample opportunity to gain a graduate assistantship on campus or at a nearby campus or organization and the student association helps connect students with professionals in areas where they may not be working. Also, staff at the university are incredibly giving and willing to mentor graduate students who are interested in their area. -The larger graduate school of education has many opportunities to network and interact with other students including a student-led, campus sponsored research conference just for the school of education where students are encouraged to submit proposals, present research and get feedback for future academic research. -The diversity of the small cohort style program makes class discussions (as well as informal social gatherings) enriching with a variety of experience levels, personal Cons: -Financial aid, scholarships and grants are thrown at first year students to entice them to the school while second-year students find it difficult to have to re-budget without that money for year 2 of the program. -DC is an expensive city and the Foggy Bottom area is particularly expensive. There are cheaper options in nearby Arlington or some developing areas of the District, but living on campus is quite difficult. -The Metro (DC public transit) is sometimes difficult because of track work and weekend closures.
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