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: 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

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It doesn't get any better than being in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the nation's capital. Georgetown is beautiful, the weather is moderate, and everything is so accessible. DCA, the nearest airport, is only about a 10 minute cab ride away so travel is super easy. You can also get around by train and bus systems super well. The shopping on M street is amazing and there's so many good restaurants. So many opportunities for business and working on the hill.

3 College Junior

Majors: The online master's in nursing program is intense and fast-paced. There is often a lot of information crammed into each semester and it requires work and tenacity in order to maintain it all. The curriculum is definitely appropriate and necessary for the ultimate goals of being a practitioner.
For an online program, I am impressed and pleasantly surprised by the dedication and support from the instructors and course leads.

4 College Junior

Majors: Since I live in a rural area it is hard to make it to campus for classes, let alone advancing my education and my career. The online master's nursing program is great for nurses who want to be an advanced practice nurse, but may not have the time or accessibility of a program. This program is fabulous - the instructors are helpful, the online format is very interactive and the flexibility of scheduling is wonderful. The only downside is that problems with internet connections and technological flaws can sometimes interfere with learning and testing. Otherwise, I would do it again and recommend it to others.

4 College Junior

Majors: The process for the master's online nursing program was a bit tedious, having to prepare and submit a video, written essay, and other curricular data. However, the student support staff were incredibly helpful and able to guide you through the application process. Make sure that if you are considering an online master's program, you look at the costs of attendance and any possible hidden costs you may not be aware of - for example: needing various types of equipment that wouldn't be required if going to campus vs. being at home - as the cost for the online program is pricey.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus cost a lots and having difficulties term of paying texbooks and etc

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Girls are hot- but rich and won't date minorities. Interracial relationships never happen here. Go to the west coast or midwest if you want that.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academics: Its stupid hard to get A's here...But this might be the same situation in other elite schools.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Every freshmen and sophomore student has to purchase a meal plan. The food is okay but not the greatest. If you don’t use your meals you still loss that meal. The facilities are at least open past 10 pm.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not seen it. At most the only problem is the alcoholic drinking of students who are underage.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am an International Political Economy major focusing on policy and structural analysis, and while there is a lot of reading, the professors are highly intelligent and always willing to help me out. My program often brings in outstanding speakers and workshop directors, and has good connections in research and business.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it here, current sophomore, and even enjoy the winter. I am from California but I love being in the faster-paced East Coast lifestyle. The social life is great, club sports are fun, and the professors are amazing, especially if you can catch them one-on-one.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Georgetown only has one dining hall, but it has a large variety of options and reasonably fast service. It is also all-you-can eat, and many of the people who work there are hilarious. I never have problems there, although some of my friends complain about it.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, which has 7 regimented majors, but if a student is particularly motivated he/she can create their own major. The major advisors are extremely intelligent and love hanging out with undergrads, and even some of the Masters' Program Directors teach freshmen prosems and make time for coffee with former students.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Georgetown's campus is beautiful year-round, and is only a 15 minute walk across its longest axis. The gym is fairly central, the library is easy to get to, and most classes are in the central buildings. There are also two great impromptu disc golf courses on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Georgetown is a need-blind school that is currently campaigning to increase their endowment and undergoing large construction and renovation projects. They will likely soon be able to increase the amount of available aid as well. Also, the financial aid is very good if you have real need, and the financial aid office is very helpful in navigating the process.


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Ian Lundy
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
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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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