The George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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(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 and CEPH
  • 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
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3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Interior Design
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are amazing. They have been incredibly helpful, supportive and encouraging. The program has changed a lot this year and I think there are some kinks that still need to be worked out - mostly in terms of effectively communicating the program expectations to incoming students. Overall though, I am very happy and I just wish I could afford to live closer to campus so I could take part in more of the diverse opportunities living in DC and being a GW student have to offer.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

focusing on engineering principles which is good sign of whole program!
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Systems Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

I'm enrolled in the accelerated Engineering Management and Systems Engineering department. We meet every Saturday at GW's Arlington Campus and will graduate in 16 month's time. The course load is heavy and a challenge to balance with work, but the instructors are committed to students and provide valuable insights based upon their educational and real-word experiences. The accelerated pace makes the burden of learning and understanding fall squarely on the student earlier and more often. Great value for the time and caliber of program.
1.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pursuing an M.D. in a city like DC allows so many opportunities for students to get involved and become part of the surrounding community. It is also the hub of changing healthcare policy and thus allows unique experiences to medical students in the area. George Washington as a school is pretty good, however also definitely has some areas it could improve upon. It's financial aid is limited in general, and non-existent for anyone who is not an American citizen. The scholarship opportunities are additionally very limited. The program itself is undergoing some fairly large changes which should address many of the issues currently present in the program.
1.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

GW Law lacks diversity but no more so than other top tier law schools. The lack of diversity in professors is pitiful. The resources for students who don't want to practice at a large law firm are paltry. There's one great counselor, but she's tasked with too much. Some of the professors are accessible and helpful, but for the most part, they are self-absorbed, old, white males who are more interested in maintaining the status quo or terrorizing students than actually teaching or training them. My advice: go to a better ranked law school where you'll face the same challenges but at least have a better name brand.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school for those interested in what the DC legal community has to offer.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The George Washington University offers the program that suits me; The Masters of \science in Project Management (MSPM). The first of its kind, the MSPM is unique in its delivery of Online and On Campus courses. A solid technology infrastructure, coupled with real life professionals as instructors, makes this program ideal for people seeking a Project Management program. I only wish I knew about this 5 years ago.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - Good reputation. Good quality of education. Cons - Overly diverse research interests.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014

The Education Policy program is very small. That means you have the same professors for required courses generally more than once. That can be great if you are in sync with the professor but it may not always work out that way. Before committing, I suggest sitting in on a class with one or more faculty. The program faculty are generally very accessible and supportive. Methods faculty mentoring doctoral students are less accessible given their heavy doctoral student advising loads. The program faculty are really good about helping students network and access high quality internships, contract work, and future career opportunities. I see this as a big plus for the program.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

Brilliant and friendly colleagues! Great place to work and learn.
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