Washington, DC
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Reviews 958 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Majors: A lot of options. There are helpful advisors and the teachers are amazing. Best of the best.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy most that we are allowed to have student oriented job. Since I don't have financial aid, this will be a big deal for me.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Could not be happier to live at Georgetown. So many options for good food!

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Campus food is quite amazing. It is privately run by a catering company. However, you do get tired of the food at one point.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel this part of DC is pretty safe. However, there are some sketchy areas outside of the campus.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Georgetown has the best students-- guys AND girls alike.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: For international students, scholarships aren't good. In fact, I did not get any financial aid at all. I called and sent letters, but unfortunately that didn't boost my chances.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms have A/C and bathroom stalls in the room, which are extremely convenient.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school has a mandatory 3 year policy to live on campus. So life off campus is not as popular.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Georgetown is FULL of international students. The religious community is amazing as well.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are 21+ clubs, as well as 18+. This is really convenient, especially for freshmen and sophomores.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is a huge deal. Surprisingly, American football is not taken into account as much, as the team is not the best.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are always parties going on during the weekend. There are easy to go to, as long as you know when and where it is.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is a very open space. All the facilities are modern and up to date with technology. There are a lot of areas for students to study, hang out, etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The campus food is not bad. However, it is not something you really crave. It can also get very tiring.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Georgetown's atmosphere is a mix of the best aspects of city and town life. As part of DC, it has the city culture. There are countless of things to do, shopping and dining all down M street and Wisconsin Ave, the waterfront, the monuments, the museums and so much more. But it also has the town-ish vibe with all the townhouses and the some-what seclusion from the hustle of the center of DC.

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4 College Senior

Majors: My internship is incredible and the city is really geared towards interns and young professionals. But the D.C.- area is VERY competitive, and internships are not easy to get. You will have to earn it with hard work and a good attitude.

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4 College Senior

Nightlife: Although the college has no greek life, all campuses are in close reach of D.C., which is an amazing party city.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Class sizes are very good, students are engaged -- and professors work in the industry so are very knowledgeable.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: A degree from Georgetown is something that employers do value and it probably carries the most prestige in the D.C. area.

4 College Senior

Majors: I am a Journalism grad student and the program is truly excellent, but perhaps overpriced.

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3 College Senior

Majors: The administration can be difficult to work with, but the process was not overly complicated.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Housing is below par in general but it's very social and a great part of the Georgetown experience. Freshmen are required to live on campus at four different dorms assigned randomly. LXR is know as the social dorm with long noisy hallways and Harbin has an interest cloisters system that is more gender segregated. Upper classmen typically decide to live offcampus thir last year in over priced slums. It's the worth it to enjoy the location and the social experience.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The food is adequate. The options get repetative after a year or so. The employees that work at the dining hall are friendly.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: I don't typically go, but my friends don't complain about the scene.


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Ian Lundy
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
International Business/Marketing
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Georgetown University, similar to the government down the street, is a school for the students, by the students, and of the students. No other school so uniquely caters to undergraduates who are driven to take control of their education and college experience. It is for this reason that the students it attracts have purpose and drive to get the most out of their experience. The education is incredibly focused on the undergraduate experience, and the professors, fresh off of their jobs at Capitol Hill, make a special effort to be available to any students who want to pursue an education outside of the classroom. Since Georgetown is arguably the most international school in the country, practically every other student you meet has lived abroad, studied abroad, or taken a fascination with a certain region abroad, which creates a level of international diversity that's hard to emulate elsewhere. The resources all around students (from the determined peers to extremely experienced professors to the city of D.C. itself) are ripe for the taking, and that is exactly what the students do. Everywhere you look, students are driven with ambition. Students have direct control in many organizations, including an entirely student-run business with a gross revenue of $4 million, the largest student credit union with assets exceeding $17 million, and orientation and peer ambassador programs that help students adjust to life on the hilltop.

However, this fast-paced life is not for everyone. It can be exhausting having to compete with the Georgetown students around you who have an internship, job, and/or high-ranking position in some club or another. The acceptance rates for all of the individual programs are often more competitive than the very low rate to get into the school itself. In addition, the school does not offer a Greek system or tailgate experience to ease the competitive edge. Most of the social life is, like the school, motivated by students who go out into the bars and nightlife of D.C. and create their experiences. At times, even the gothic architecture and scenic riverside location cannot ease the stress. Essentially, Georgetown offers incredible resources to those who want to take advantage of them, and many of the ambitious students come to the school to do exactly that. It can be the best place in the world if the fit is right, but make sure that it is; otherwise, be prepared to get swept up in a whirlwind of activity if that's the case. 

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