George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.79 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 289 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

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3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

School with great connections, but administratively suffers creating bureaucratic issues and bloated tuition. The professors were well versed in academic as well as real-life scenarios. School provided exceptional flexibility to fit students' school schedules.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

GWU provides a quality education and is well respected. I took classes at night while I worked full-time. All of my classes were online and I greatly appreciated that flexibility. They do not offer too much financial support. They are somewhat flexible with class choice within curriculum.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2018

My experience at GW has been great thus far. The coursework and material are engaging, the professors are very knowledgeable and helpful, and the classroom environment is diverse and inspiring. I would not change my decision in attending GW because of the educational opportunities I have received and the support of the staff available.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

George Washington University Law School is a pillar of the community in Foggy Bottom. It has a huge alumni network, gives you a solid education, and has a very energetic atmosphere. Come here if you like to network - don't if you don't. I say that because you won't find a job from this school unless you are in the top 15% or you like to go out there and meet & greet people, take them out for coffee, etc.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

George Washington University's Master of Public Administration program is one of the best in the nation. Not only is it top-ranked, it's optimal location in the heart of DC makes it a resourceful and unique place to learn more about public policy from a hands-on, practical perspective. The program's faculty have relevant policy experience, and are well-connected within the public, private, and non-profit sectors in D.C. I highly recommend George Washington University's Master of Public Administration program to those individuals who are interested in learning more about public policy, the legislative process, and ways to be a change agent in our society.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Interior Design
Graduation Year: 2017

My experience at George Washington University was interesting. I enter the school through the merger of GWU and Corcoran School o the arts in Fall 2015. While I enjoyed the classes I have taken with GW, I have had a few issues as far as finding classes and the administration providing classes to fit my major. Even though GW made an attempt to continue the legacy of Corcoran and integrate Corcoran students into the George Washington campus it was in my eyes not successful. I appreciate the GW classes that I have taken I gained a lot of experience and knowledge. The campus is for the most part open and friendly. The only problem I have had is the lack of effort to replace classes for the Corcoran students that were adopted under the merger.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Faculty and staff are amazing and enjoy getting to know you as a person and not only a student in their program! One downfall is the diversity in the school in general not only the graduate sector. With a push for more diversity and inclusion I believe this school is amazing!
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

This is a great program if you are trying to break into the field of international affairs in DC. There are a lot of opportunities to explore different specialties in the field and to gain hands on experience. Many of the professors teach at night and have day jobs in the top organizations in the field. They are willing to make introductions and recommend you for internships.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

George Washington is a great college, and the curriculum is one that is actually beneficial to the students. However, my only issue with the college is the communication (or lack of) from the admissions office and the financial aid office. Often times I found myself calling only to find out something was missing from my packet, yet there was no communication that anything was missing. I guess you'll have to stay on top of them in that regard, but the other aspects were great.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

I really enjoyed studying public health at GWU. Classes are rigorous and require a lot of outside study and class prep, but you are very well prepared to be a successful professional in public health. Due to the fact that we are in DC, students have the opportunity (and are encouraged) to attend Senate hearings, Supreme Court cases, and events at Smithsonians and government facilities that pertain to public health. Students are encouraged to do internships at the premier agencies and organizations in DC. This degree will not only challenge you but support you and teach you how to be a leader within the public health community. I am graduating this coming May and feel extremely prepared for any job or higher education in the public health arena that comes my way.
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