Location
Washington, DC
Undergrads
7,283
Tuition
$42,870
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Present but definitely not bad at all. It is definitely not an issue at all.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Its decent, but definitely not the typical college party scene. Definitely sacrifice socially for the academics. That being said, it is not a non-existent social scene, just smaller than typical.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a good mix of people, but there is definitely a majority of white, wealthy New Englanders.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: Very close to DCA and lots of taxi options.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is attractive and smart.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: Rainy springs, but mild winters and great falls.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great variety on M Street.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Georgetown is a great balance between academics and a social life. That being said, if you want a real college experience, Georgetown is not the place for you. The party scene is decent, but you definitely sacrifice on that end in order to have the amazing academics. Overall, its worth it, if you're willing to not have the typical college scene.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Georgetown is the best place to be for any major focused in international relations. The program is great and despite the heavy workload, internship opportunities are very abundant.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Georgetown does not have a metro stop; however it does have buses and it is also very close to Foggy Bottom metro if you need it to go to any local airports.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I did not live in campus housing since I attended only as a graduate student. My answers above are based on visiting undergraduate friends in their rooms and hearing their experiences.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The programs have a great reputation in the federal government and are seen as highly prestigious and worth the high cost of attendance. The workload should be expected; you get what you pay for and the professors are very knowledgeable and make the subjects interesting to sit through.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports here are great! The facilities are friendly to both athletes and non-athletes, which is nice for the latter at least.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Some of the places are priced high, but there are enough options that are comparable to everywhere else in the metropolitan DC area. You never run out of options and the convenience of proximity to campus and bus stops is fantastic!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Georgetown is extremely expensive, so it's better to find a place in the suburbs a little further out for a cheaper price and commute in to class, because the rides are not bad at all. Public transportation is so easy and there is a stop right down the hill from campus so I don't think it's worth spending tons of money to live right on or next to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: This process is extremely competitive and it's definitely worth looking into outside scholarships and financial aid.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Computers: In today's world it's pretty convenient to have your own computer, especially as a graduate student when you don't live right on campus. The responsibility of getting your work done is of course solely yours so if you want to invest in a computer it certainly isn't a bad idea.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Plenty of shops and places to eat. The pubs have great happy hours and affordable beers.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Very difficult to get into--only 18% acceptance rate. Pretty typical application process. Have an outstanding statement of purpose.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Great location for anyone interested in government careers. All classes are in the evening so you have the flexibility to do a full time internship or job during the day.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is nicer off campus, but it is too far away and the neighbors are terrible.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: For being in a city Georgetown is pretty safe. Health-wise we have a hospital right there so if something serious happens you are in the best place to be taken care of, however, for common illnesses the health service is not very good.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: They try to help, unfortunately, it is not always successful. Georgetown is expensive and for the education you are getting its possible to see why, however, it is a lot for a family sometimes.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is hard because it is not the nicest in the world. Rooms are small, but the atmosphere in Georgetown dorms is great! I made some of my best friends because they lived in my hall my freshman year.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Facilities: Georgetown is in an interesting area. It is in a city but in the very best part of the city. It is an interesting atmosphere because you are stranded in between a poor city and a rich area. Georgetown has been around for a long time, so naturally there are many traditions on campus. DO NOT step on the seal at Healy Hall or don't graduate.

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Ian Lundy
Hometown
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Major
International Business/Marketing
Grad Year
2015
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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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