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George Washington University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Undergrads in College Housing
65%
Average Housing Costs
$12,500/ year
Poll
54%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.118 responses
Poll
59%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.185 responses

Food

Campus Food
C+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,900/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 293 responses
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  • Whole foods
    20%
  • Off Campus
    18%
  • Sweetgreen
    11%
  • Founding Farmers
    10%
  • Tonic
    7%
  • Carvings
    6%
  • Crepeaway
    6%
39%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.119 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 120 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    18%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    58%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    13%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    10%

Safety

Safety
C
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
84%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.129 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 87 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    23%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    56%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    16%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    5%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 104 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    25%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    58%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    12%
  • Not very visible.
    3%
  • We have campus police?
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 188 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    13%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    66%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    18%
Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Squash, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Track and Field: Indoor, Water Polo, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Baseball, Rowing
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Squash, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Water Polo, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field: X-Country, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: Indoor, Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
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  • Late-night trips to the monuments
    27%
  • Commencement on the National Mall
    18%
  • Spring Break
    11%
  • Midnight Breakfast
    7%
  • Colonial Inauguration
    6%
  • Spring Fling
    6%
  • George Washington's Birthday celebration
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 112 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    54%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    24%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    10%
  • Parties? What parties?
    7%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Every four years, the Inaugural Ball.
    39%
  • Spring Fling
    33%
  • The ones that are free
    12%
  • Frat/Sorority annual events
    9%
  • Fall Fest
    6%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
18%
Women in Sororities
26%
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.150 responses
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