Location
Washington, DC
Undergrads
7,283
Tuition
$42,870
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 848 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Waitlists Are No Fun – I was initially put on the waitlist for my program. This was 4-5 months before school started. I was notified of my acceptance into the program only 1 month before classes. I do understand the nature of the waitlist is that you are only granted admission if a spot becomes available, so I do know that this was slightly unavoidable, but it did leave me rushing to get paperwork and things ready to go. Also, my class options were VERY limited because of the late registration.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: About Average in My Opinion – The financial aid website is pretty informative, but I still found some minor details lacking. Also, the lack of email address to contact financial aid was inconvenient. I am sure calling will help me get the rest of my questions answered, but I like having the option of emailing so that I have a written record of their responses.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: So Far Things Are Looking Good – I have not actually started attending classes yet, but my application process and dealings with people at the university so far have gone smoothly. I usually receive prompt responses and get my questions answered quickly.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Overall Attractive People – Students at Georgetown are definitely appearance-conscious; the majority of the student population is well dressed (most people dress up nicely for class) and you find a lot of guys rocking the prep school look. Overall very attractive campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The Perfect Balance – Because Georgetown doesn't have any official affiliation with Greek life, it doesn't dominate campus social life like it does at many other schools. Because of this, sports teams and even clubs will often throw house parties (none of which you have to pay to get into). Area clubs will also have 18 and over events with great dancing (the downside being that you'll generally have to pay a cover fee). Georgetown is a super fun area to be in , and if you're looking to go out on the weekend you will find no shortage of options!

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The Perfect Package – I received my financial aid letter together with my acceptance letter. The school offered me two scholarships which are currently paying for over 90% of tuition. The process was smooth and I have not encountered any issues with the financial aid office.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Rainy Perfection. A cool rainy day must take over at least once a week. It is never too hot or cold, unless fast winds hit the Hilltop. Weather is never a problem, as campus' buildings are relatively close to each other.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Basketball, Basketball, Basketball – If you're into basketball, then you're in luck. Georgetown athletics is all about basketball. All other sports, including the pathetic Division III football team, take a backseat to it.

3 College Junior

Diversity: It's not exactly the most diverse school in the country, although there is a large contingent of international students. As you can see from a quick glance of Georgetown's demographic information, however, you'll notice that there is a significant white population. However, the minority clubs are numerous and quite active.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The library looks like crap, something that we can't do anything about because it's an example of a style of architecture that understandably died out. The gym is fine, but it's nothing special. The student center isn't very great either, with fast food restaurants that are only open for very few hours.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Easy Enough but Extra Forms to Watch Out for – Easy enough to fill out FAFSA, but the university also requires financial aid applications to be filled out and submitted, so keep an eye out for those deadlines as well.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is very expensive in DC. Most of the apartments I looked at were for young professionals, which wasn't exactly the atmosphere I was looking for as a college student.

3 College Senior

Weather: School Year: Great. Summers, Not So Much – School year is great, and the winters are mild, but summers are HOT!!! If you stay for summer classes, find housing with AC, or you'll regret it. Also, we have our fair share of wild weather (occasional storms, hurricanes) but they are the exception, not the rule.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Couldn't Have Been Better! The people here are awesome - from professors to the student support team. They truly care and really want you to meet your goals.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm not necessarily into the nightlife as I'm a commuter student, however I've never experienced any that was more enjoyable except perhaps in New York. The Bars are all excellent and the neighborhood is relatively safe. Lots of diplomats too due to the proximity to the embassies.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So Many Choices – There are countless dining options on M Street and in DC in general. Whatever type of food you'd like, we have it. The only reason that this does not get an A+ is because food can be pretty expensive in the city.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I cannot imagine a better place to attend university. Georgetown is the complete package. This medium-sized school feels very personal and intimate, while being large enough that you don't actually know everyone. There are an incredible amount of renown speakers that come to campus and it is relatively easy to see them (except for the really big names like the Clintons or Obama). Georgetown students are extremely spirited and love Georgetown to death. The school pride comes in full force to Hoya basketball games, where we face rivals, and compete to get on ESPN and the Jumbotron with our blue and gray face paint. The classes are fantastic--professors are very helpful and available for undergrads. The location is perfect as well. It is great being in DC but in our own little neighborhood (of millionaires). Having access to the city and M Street is one of the best parts of going here--for the nightlife and for internships. There are so many activities to get involved with on campus that you may find yourself very busy. Overall, Georgetown students are very good at balancing their lives. We certainly work hard and have big ambitions, but we are generally friendly and enjoy relaxation and letting loose on the weekends.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: A Lot of Variety – Georgetown's housing has a lot of variety. The freshman dorms are good in their own different ways, and upperclassman housing is great too. The new southwest quad and Copley are great, while the apartments in Henle or Village A are spacious. The townhouses are, of course, the pinnacle of housing options at any university

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball Is King – The excitement for basketball is huge. The games are really fun to attend, especially when the team is doing well. The football team could use a boost. Luckily they seem to be improving.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Just that. Guys and girls are superficially good looking.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Right Timing – The computer lab that I normally go to are normally crowded during exam weeks like the midterm and finals. I find myself usually bringing my own computer to do my work. The wifi in some areas are not the best and can be improved but overall its not that bad.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It Was Wonderful – Georgetown was the greatest place that I have ever been to. I love it here, the people, the professors, the area, the events, just the caring personality from the staff.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: VARIETY OF EVENTS – Georgetown University's campus life is definitely unlike any other college I have attended. The hangout lounges, places to study in the libraries, the different sporting events, campus parties on the rooftop, and the location of the campus is near a number of shops and food places. There are tons of organizations to join and its always something to do, even relaxing on the lawn while reading a book.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Great Location in DC – There is TONS to do around the university. Restaurants, stores, nightlife, cupcakes...you name it.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Best College in DC – The people here - students, staff, faculty - are awesome. You feel like party of the GU family right away! Gorgeous campus in the heart of georgetown.

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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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