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Reviews 958 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's about on par with other schools. I must be careful everywhere, but that's just life.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I am struggling with trying to get more financial aid, since the school lured me with a good package the first year but has given me a worse package every year.

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1 College Senior

Greek Life: We don't have it, but I'm glad we don't. People must find other ways to engage in community.

3 College Senior

Facilities: We have almost no beautiful places in which to study--just one hideous library.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I wish there were a more vibrant culture for amateur athletes.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Though stuck-up and preppy, we have lots of talented people with interesting backgrounds and experiences. It's worth getting to know them even if it's tough.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Lots of inconveniences associated with our school, but love the education and the location nonetheless.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Fantastic alumni-network, prestigious value to our degrees, good prospects all-around.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's a necessity for 4th year students to live off-campus, nonetheless it's a hassle and expensive.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: It's very difficult to find just a little bit of high-quality food. The focus is on lots of poor-quality food.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Without a doubt one of the highlights of Georgetown is the location.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The basketball team at Georgetown is the main attraction when it comes to sports and is a lot of fun to attend games.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although the D.C. area is not the safest place, the university does a great job making sure students are protected on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Academics are top notch, the social scene is great--and whatever you're looking for you can find.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Not the best facilities mostly because they are dated (think 70's). However, there are some really nice buildings like the historic Healy Hall and other gothic architecture. Also, the new business school is really nice.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Georgetown, although it's not for everyone

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I never applied for financial aid

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not the newest and prettiest but good community

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health services are good, but safety is not the best

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: More liberal but everyone is accepted, mostly.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most people are really attractive but girls > guys

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So many good restaurants in DC

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Living in Washington, DC is amazing. So much to do and see. A little expensive, but not as bad as NYC. The locals who live in Georgetown don't like the university/students, but they aren't much of a bother unless they call the police on parties.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you live off-campus you are pretty much living in a townhouse in Georgetown. They are really expensive, but perfect location and nice for parties. However, the universitiy is chaning policies, so that only Seniors can live off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball is our big thing, but we haven't been very good recently. We are terrible at football, but pretty good at soccer. Athletes and non-athletes pretty much share the same facilities, but the basketball players are given special treatment. We have good services, it's just that the buildings are kind of old.


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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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