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

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on Georgetown campus or Georgetown area. It's located in a nice residential area of DC where few, if not none, criminal activities occur. There are however minor thefts that happen every year mostly and probably by other students, which is normal at a college campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Georgetown only gives scholarships based on financial need. They make it a goal to ensure that no one should be forced not to attend based on need. There are a lot of work-study jobs on campus. You have to complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile to receive aid.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There isn't a Metro stop in the Georgetown neighborhood; supposedly to keep it cleaner and less crowded. GU provides shuttles to the two nearest Metro stops, Rosslyn and Dupont for free. The times they are available can be difficult, but with a little prior planning it's never a problem.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The community at Georgetown is wonderful. There are a lot of programs and events to keep you busy and the staff is so kind a helpful. The atmosphere depends heavily on where you live. Some dorms are more community oriented than others. The main issue most students have is dining. The meal plan is rather limited and there is only one dining hall.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The amount of spirit really depends on the sport. Basketball is massive and there's good turnout for the games. There are a lot of people involved in club sports and the teams are rather competitive.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I've been pretty impressed with the professors at Georgetown. It's easy to see how much they love what they're teaching and are always available to help students out.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Everything's pretty lenient. Just don't get caught drinking. They are, however, very strict in drug use.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: This is the #21 school in the country. No matter hat you choose to do, you will be successful.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Family Nurse Practitioner School - I love Georgetown! It is an amazing university with incredible Professors. They care about each of their students. Although it is a Top 25 School, I feel like it is small enough to feel like family. It is Amazing!!!

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There's a wide range of guys and girls at Georgetown. They're from all over the country, and even international students. There's a wide range of backgrounds and interests and there's a high percentage of good looking people.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Very strong basketball team.
Also the 1st year that our soccer team became a finalist!

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a generous financial aid package. Contact your financial aid counselor, even go and meet them.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I hope to enter law and public service and I don't think I can do much better than a degree from Georgetown. As shown by the recent inclusion by edX, Georgetown is one of the top places to be if you want a career in public service.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Though if you get caught multiple times with underage drinking that there are consequences, most RAs are very relaxed about their policy. They understand the situation and just stress the students on being smart.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Being able to say you're from Georgetown gives you an upper-hand in finding internships. There are many opportunities to intern for government organizations in D.C. or just think-tanks around Georgetown.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: You definitely can't beat getting a Government and Economics degree at Georgetown. The super star faculty and the location of the school offers an unparalleled opportunity for students.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The area of Georgetown itself is fantastic - It's so great to be able to go to M street when you want Chipotle, or if you want to go shopping, and it's completely safe without having to take the metro. DC itself has a ton to offer, but someone could be perfectly happy just spending their time in Georgetown itself!

4 College Junior

Majors: I am a Masters in Real Estate candidate. I have just completed my first semester and I have enjoyed my time at Georgetown thoroughly

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Its a mix of the usual Political Junkies, Yuppies and Hipsters

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3 College Junior

Computers: I've only used the computer labs once and they were good enough to get my work completed.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of dining in the area with excellent choices.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: A truly immersive experience that challenges your beliefs.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: So much fun. There's a tough market to find good off campus housing, but if you are willing to pay (yes, it's very expensive) then you are fine. The really nice townhouses are amazing though. Great for throwing parties and you are located in an awesome part of Georgetown with close access to everything you need including being right by campus.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The business school is amazing but hard to get into. The great thing is you get directly into the business school and don't have to apply again once you're a third year like some other schools. Just write killer essays and if you're academically qualified you will be fine.

College Freshman

Parking: I mean there's parking but no one has cars... It simply doesn't make sense

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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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