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George Washington University Campus

maddieb18maddieb18 1 replies11 threads New Member
For anyone who's seen the GW campus, is it a condensed campus or more spread out across the city? For example, is it more like Boston College or Boston University in the sense of its campus?
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  • mommymetalmommymetal 36 replies0 threads Junior Member
    You've posted in the wrong school, can a moderator move it to GW?

    It's definitely an urban campus on foggy bottom. If you look at a map of the GW campus You can see that it's more like BU than BC.
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  • NHufferNHuffer Forum Champion GWU 989 replies2 threads Forum Champion
    Foggy Bottom is a condensed campus, with most buildings "on campus" belonging to the University. As you might have assumed, there is no real border to the campus since it's urban. There's also a fair amount of non-student traffic through the campus during the work-week as there's a Metro on campus and plenty of businesses on the perimeter (to include the State Dept a couple blocks to the south.)

    However, there is also a second campus, the Mount Vernon, that is a 15-minute shuttle ride away from Foggy Bottom. This campus is in a residential area of DC and is walled-off from the community (with the exception of the pool, which is open to local residents in the summer).
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  • candjsdadcandjsdad 205 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @maddieb18 NHuffer is correct. GW is every bit a city school, but it isn't spread out. Google says it is .6 miles, or 12 minutes to walk from one corner to the opposite one. Sounds about right to me. One side of campus is a block from K St., where many large and influential law firms have offices. The east side is two blocks from the White House, and the south side is right next to the State Department, the GSA, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. It is in the middle of everything. There is nothing that makes it obvious that you have stepped onto GW's campus, but just about everything between 20th to 24th Sts and E St up to Pennsylvania is part of GW (including the Hospital, med school, and medical buildings). NHuffer is also right about the other campus. Back in the late '90s it was a very small women's school that was failing. GW bought it and is using it for additional housing and academic space, since their growth potential is limited downtown.
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