The George Washington University Visit Report by Pizzagirl
Visit to The George Washington University in March 2010 by Pizzagirl(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2011)
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Information Session: Yes - Not as polished as either AU or Gtown, but fine. Like AU, GWU is all about the internships and less about the academics.
Campus Tour: Yes - Very urban, but still has a defined campus feeling. It's personal preference whether you like this or not. Mt Vernon campus is more traditional college feeling, but isolated.
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Campus Visit Notes for The George Washington University
Like AU, I got the feel that GWU is less about academics / life of the mind and more about look at all the internships we offer. Which is great, but like AU, I struggle with what the university has to offer outside of history / internatl relations / politics. I had my antenna up for the "rich kid" stereotype I'd heard about, and I didn't see it manifested at all. So there were some Coach bags and Burberry scarves, big deal, that hardly constitutes "rich kid" or intimidating, just normal upper middle class. The Mt Vernon campus attracted my kid, who likes more green space, but I worry it might be too isolating. I wish I could mix aspects of AU and GWU.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Doubletree Guest Suites on New Hampshire Ave just behind the Metro stop. Couldn't have been more convenient. Met needs perfectly.