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American University vs George Washington?

JW135167JW135167 Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
edited November 2010 in College Search & Selection
I want to go to a school in DC and right now I am trying to decide which is better between AU and GWU. I want to major in mass communications, and minor in international studies, because my ultimate goal is to be in some job where I travel internationally and do work in communications or journalism of some sort.

My question is which school would be better for that type of job? I know they both supposedly have great communications and media departments, but which would be better overall, as far as getting a job, and just the academics and so forth?
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Replies to: American University vs George Washington?

  • charlieschmcharlieschm Registered User Posts: 4,282 Senior Member
    In addition to whatever people write on here, you should do a search on this website. This question has come up several times before, with many responses.

    Have you visited both colleges? The most common comment is that some people like a more traditional campus, while other people like being in the middle of the city. By the way, American is planning on building a number of new residence halls on the parking lots on the south side of the campus.

    I'd apply to both and see which gives you a better aid offer before you make a decision.
  • cltdadcltdad Registered User Posts: 937 Member
    I can't say which is better, but it sounds like your goals are to follow the path of David Gregory, the host of NBC's Meet the Press and an AU alum. David Gregory - Meet the Press - More - msnbc.com
  • sacchisacchi Registered User Posts: 2,133 Senior Member
    No need to decide which one you prefer now. Apply to both and make that decision if/when you are accepted. GW is more selective than American.
  • guanyinguanyin Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    GW is apparently more selective than AU, but if you look at both schools' incoming classes' stats...Not much of a difference. Both universities are in DC so you'll have a variety of internship opportunities, win-win situation there. AU gives more scholarship and financial aid, if that affects your decision at all.
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