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Washington, DC
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7,283
Tuition
$42,870
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Local Atmosphere: Whatever interests you, DC is guaranteed to have. The best part about Georgetown is that it is close enough to the busy part of the city that activity is easy to find, yet Georgetown is its own private community that is very nice to retire to at the end of the day.

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Local Atmosphere: The city is amazing. There are a lot of things to do. It is a large metro area, and you have Washington, Virginia and Maryland. There are more than enough things to do, and everything's accessible.

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Local Atmosphere: DC and the suburb of Georgetown are awesome. There are tons of landmarks to visit. As far as memorials, go to the FDR memorial, it's amazing. There are also a lot of restaurants, shopping, performing arts (go to the Kennedy Center), and sports (rowing on the Potomac River).

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Local Atmosphere: Washington is great for internships and nightlife. It's not as wild as New York or Los Angeles, but there are tons of universities in the city and a strong nightlife. Students from all the local schools tend to hang out in the Georgetown neighborhood.

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Local Atmosphere: I recommend going to the Smithsonian museums at some point, especially the art ones, seeing the monuments at night, going to concerts at the 9:30 Club, or taking the Metro to Dupont Circle just to walk around. Also, consider taking the Metro into Northern Virginia (basically one stop away from school) to hang around some of the places there.

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Local Atmosphere: Stay away from `Southeast.' That's the more scummy part of town. There's no real reason to be there much, though. George Washington, American, Catholic, and Howard are some other schools in the DC area. There's not much inter-school hanging, though.

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Local Atmosphere: DC is truly an international city. People from all over the world live and work here, and there's a lot of high-powered people. A lot of these people live in Georgetown; it's a pretty upscale (some say snobby) neighborhood. We have a good time. There's so much to see and do in the city. If you hear someone say they're bored, it's just because they're lazy.

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Local Atmosphere: Visit the monuments, and don't stay in Georgetown all the time; go downtown. Go to concerts, clubs, restaurants, you'll have a lot more fun that way. As far as other universities, there are a bunch, and Georgetown is a popular place to go.

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Local Atmosphere: There are a bunch of other universities in DC, and you'll probably meet a couple of people from other colleges. Just a warning though, kids from other schools usually think of Georgetown kids as rich, snobby overachievers. There are stereotypes; they think that we think we are better than they are. Anyway, we have a great time and learn a ton about ourselves. Everyone I've met from other schools is really great.

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Local Atmosphere: Stuff to visit: everything! Get one of those tourist books and go to everywhere it says to go. I guess, seeing as how Georgetown (the neighborhood) is pretty upscale and relatively safe, you should stay away from the southeast end of DC, which is pretty run-down and filled with crumbling housing projects. However, if you want to go see what the ghetto is all about, then go ahead. Just remember to be safe, and try to see, do, and learn as much as possible. And meet as many people as you can.

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Local Atmosphere: There are a good many other universities in DC: George Washington, Catholic, Gallaudet (for hearing impaired), American, and a ton in northern Virginia. Georgetown's pretty insular, but you can meet people from other schools if you get out in the city. People would probably say stay away from southeast, since it's considered the dangerous part of the city. Definitely visit the museums, and pick up calendars of what's going on at them. It's fun to get out in the city and realize that there's life outside Georgetown. Lots of people have internships that get them out in the city. Georgetown is very pre-professional.

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Guys & Girls: The girls are known to be incredibly hot. We were rated as one of the top schools for the `most beautiful girls' in one survey, but sadly, the guys were ranked on the lower end of the scale.

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Guys & Girls: Mostly, the guys here have a great, professional type of personality, but they also party like crazy on the weekends. Trust me; some of these guys are worth coming here for. We have Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie models.

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Guys & Girls: Georgetown is kind of known for beautiful girls and not-so-great guys. They are kind of nerdy and somewhat pretentious, but there are some good ones. At least they're not obnoxious frat guys.

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Guys & Girls: Guys can be either really sweet hippie-intellectual types, or pretentious snobs that brag about their trust funds. Girls can either be down-to-earth and fun to hang around, or superficial stuck-up tramps. It's not hard to tell the difference between the two.

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Guys & Girls: Everyone is really different, so it's hard to generalize, but I'd say it's generally a good-looking campus.

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Guys & Girls: Students tend not to date a lot, and instead, they go go out in groups and have more casual relationships and hookups until senior year. But the guys are pretty hot, and people tend to dress well.

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Guys & Girls: Someone said that there are so many pretty girls here at Georgetown, but the boys are all trolls. I, personally, take offense at this, but yeah, there are a lot of hot girls on campus. Guys aren't that ugly either, I guess. Anyway, everyone has money, so everyone can do a lot to look good (or at least try).

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Guys & Girls: I think Georgetown has a good-looking student body, although, it's a bit too preppy.

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Guys & Girls: There are lots of dorks, but the majority of the guys are always sporting J. Crew wear, Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch, and other `yuppie gear.'

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Guys & Girls: I remember visiting Georgetown my senior year of high school and being quite stimulated by the guys I saw walking around. I think there are lots of good-looking guys. Generally, I don't go for the sort of jerk-type that a lot of them fall into, but I found it easy to be surrounded by guys who treated me well and respected my ideas, which is important to me.

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Guys & Girls: It's easy to hook up if you want, and there are a lot of nice, cute guys, too. Just be careful your freshman year, because all the sophomore guys are out to get the freshman girls before the girls know any better. I think it's wise to stay away from them, at least until first semester is over. I saw a lot of disastrous hooking up.

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Guys & Girls: We definitely have some hotties here. The girls are so manicured it's not even funny. I must admit, I'm sure we are one of the best looking campuses.

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Guys & Girls: People are generally nice and most are pretty smart. The girls, I noticed, are more attractive than in high school. I'd say the average girl is probably a seven on a scale of one to 10. I have no idea about guys.

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Guys & Girls: Guys are hot; girls are hot. There are lots of rich kids, so there’s a lot of expensive clothing. You won’t find a lot of hippies on campus.

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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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