George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.8 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 288 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

3.17 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.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The European and Eurasian Studies program at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs is, in my opinion, unsurpassed in the quality and caliber of professors. Professors are often willing to make appointments with students to discuss coursework and provide advice on career goals. Not only are the courses amazing, the lectures available for students to attend provide a great opportunity to hear directly from scholars who work in Central Asia, which is in short supply. The only real con that I have is the fact that I am looking at taking on even more graduate debt, on top of the graduate and undergraduate debt I've already incurred, or passing up the unpaid (although extremely important) internships that would grow and expand my career.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Information sessions provided plenty of details and outlined the schedule and expectations. Application process was very straightforward. Part time program was at the same speed as the full time (2yrs) but had some flexibility if needed (online courses, can take up to 5yrs if you want). Scholarships awarded to both full time and part time applicants.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

A very high cost school in a high cost city, but worth every penny. George Washington University is one of America's finest institutions of higher education.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

The strength of this program is in its faculty. Not only are they leaders in the field of public health but they are very committed to their students and courses that they teach. The networking available at this institution is very good and made even better by its location in downtown Washington, D.C close to many national and international public health organizations. The one downside is the cost of a degree from this institution, it is much higher than other equitable universities and should be considered when deciding on which school to attend.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

GW's Art Therapy Program has an exceptional staff and an outstanding connection to the surrounding community for one-of-a-kind hands on experiences.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The program does a great job incorporating real-world applications into the curriculum. I feel like I'm learning the necessary technical skills for my future career, while also improving my communication and presentation skills, which are arguably just as important for career success. Thanks to the program staff, I'm excited and ready to graduate and put my new abilities to the test.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Competitive student body pushes you to achieve more
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