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Concerns about George Washington University
I was planning on going to Emory but after not receiving any financial or merit aid from them I had to give up that dream, unfortunately. I got the Presidential scholarship from George Washington University making it much more affordable since I will have to pay for it myself and plan on pursuing med school or MPH. However, there are a few things holding me back from committing to GW. I have heard some rumors that the faculty is not very willing or open to work with students or help them outside of class. Additionally, I have heard very poor things about the mental health services on campus and the food insecurity that a lot of students face there. And lastly, I have heard that the culture there is quite negative and there is a lack of community. I know different people will have very different experiences with schools but they are really stressing me out quite frankly. If GW students, alumni, or anyone who has personal knowledge about the school could address some of these concerns that would be greatly appreciated!12 replies