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
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4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2012

GWU's American Studies program was a small department within their larger liberal arts college, but it was an absolutely wonderful department. Each professor took the time to interact and get to know with their graduate students and I loved that the Masters students had the same classes with PhD students, which allowed for a great learning environment.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program, good opportunities since it's in DC! Get to know your professors as they are very connected and will open doors for you if you let them! Public Health Communication and Marketing is especially good at GWU.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

Convenient class times (online, evenings, days), engaging faculty, central location in DC, good reputation
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2009

Great school, it was a partnership with the company that I was working for at the time.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2019

I studied International Trade and U.S. Foreign Policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The quality of training and instruction that I received was excellent and I had an opportunity to meet with many accomplished professionals in my career field. I was able to network with experienced professionals and gain insight into what a career in international trade law looked like. My professors were always willing to help me, even after the semester ended, and were willing to write letters of recommendation for me when I was looking for my first job.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Administrators are compassionate and do everything they can to help you succeed and feel comfortable within the program. So glad I chose GWU's Graduate School of Education and Human Development 's MA in Organizational Leadership and Learning program.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2019

The masters in Public Policy at George Washington University is incredible. The professors are incredibly supportive and truly want to see you succeed in everything you do. The majority of professors are also very active in their field as well, therefore, they are teaching from experience not simply book knowledge. The Trachtenberg School's Career Center is also outstanding and has incredible resources and connections to find the best internship or job for you.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2010

The professors and staff with whom I interacted on a daily basis were, for the most part, fantastic, and I certainly received a great education. However, the "support" services (e.g. financial aid office) were difficult to reach and not always easy to deal with. GWU is also extremely expensive - one of the most expensive schools in the country, in fact. If I were to do things over again, I'd consider some other schools/programs in addition to GWU. I think I would have received just as good an education at less cost, and with fewer headaches along the way. However, GWU's name recognition does help when it comes to job searches. I'm just not sure it has helped me enough to justify the loans I'll be repaying for the next 25 years.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

Good public health program, excellent professors great opportunities for internships
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

My program was rigorous but had phenomenal professors. The school was pricey, but I believe the quality education I received was worth the price and set me up for better career opportunities.
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