The George Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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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 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
Source: NCES

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4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

The math department is very passionate on research, and there is plenty of support given by the professors. The only cons I see are some professors care more about their own accomplishments than the students, and don't give much thought into teaching in better methods. However there are others that outweigh them, that are great teachers and do care.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The location of the campus is great since it is right in the middle of Washington, D.C. The location allows you to intern or work at many prestigious institutions or at the headquarters of various organizations. Though it may be costly to live in the city proper, D.C. always has something going on, there is always something to do. The Elliott School is well known in the area and it has a great program in International Trade definitely worth checking out.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I am in my third year of a PhD in political science. I love the department, in particular the sense of collegiality. Professors are very supportive and accessible. That being said, getting in to academia is tough so I worry about what will happen once I finish. But the program seems to be doing its best to prepare us!
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Great access to top D.C. leaders and professors. Classes are challenging but well worth it. Classes are also very applicable to real life scenarios. Skills are stressed over theories.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Good all around, its expensive, jovial, safe, wondrous, faculty and staff (professors) have real world experience or are accomplished researchers, but not as accessible as i'd like. Financial aid is a drag and since I have had to take out loans, my education is worth it, but the general feeling regarding the economy and job prospects is grim. The quality of the education is good, but there is too much competition or too much egoism flying around. The environment aesthetically, culturally, professionally, and tranquility is good as well. A large support network exists, much doing is encouraged, much effort required.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

My Grad program is great because there is a large emphasis on Community service and helping others through healthcare. Unfortunately, the program is extremely expensive. It is also often difficult because we are in class for 6-8 hours consecutively, and there are no windows in the hospital.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The support I have received from the admissions and counseling departments have been wonderful. They have answered all my questions quickly and have tried to find solutions to any problems that have come up. Cons: None yet. Which is good.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

No other school is offering this program and the instructors are amazing.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

The program really wants to see students succeed. One of the best things about being in the program is the listserv sent out by the Career Center and professors. They are constantly making students aware of job, internship, and volunteer opportunities. The location for the program is also amazing. DC is a Tourism and Hospitality capital. So, you are learning information that can be applied as soon as you walk out the schools door.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros - Great program with many resources, and excellent connections Cons - Class size, and located in a very busy area
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