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

Facilities: It took me a couple months to adjust to college life but as a sophmore I am now very happy and there is always something to do on or around campus. I am hopeful our basketball team will have a good season this year

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The world is your oyster in the DC area. Georgetown provides shuttles to the metro and from there you can get anywhere! It could be better if there was a Georgetown stop on the metro but the shuttles work.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Not really very much Greek activity at Georgetown which I actually like.

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Campus Dining: While fairly reasonably priced, the food is usually not very good but at least it's all you can eat!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are very nice upper classmen facilities on campus. it is cost prohibitive to move off campus for the most part

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Nightlife: There are numerous places to hang out within walking distance and much fun to be had!

1 College Junior

Parking: On campus parking is almost non- existent and off campus is even more difficult !

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Computers: Computers and printing are available as well as tech support. Most/all students bring their own computers (laptops). I have a small HP printer in my room that is quite convenient.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Shopping and restaurants in Georgetown are great. I always feel safe. Washington, DC offers many attractions that are cheap or free--the zoo, the Smithsonian, several other museums. The nightlife is terrific and always going, and concerts, large and small, seem to happen every week.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Georgetown! The classes are terrific, I'm learning but not killing myself to make the grades. The people here are fantastic--engaged and helpful. There are plenty of non-academic activities: clubs, concerts, plays, Washington DC.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: No one that goes to Georgetown uses a car (except to leave on weekends). There's no need for a car--you can walk most places or use taxis or public transport.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining ranges from delis and burger joints to high end restaurants (get the parents to take you to dinner when they're in town). There are small ethnic restaurants that are rather cheap, as well as mid-range restaurants with excellent food/atmosphere and not TOO expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is perfectly acceptable and reasonable--as a first semester freshman. I'm enjoying most of my courses (which are meeting core requirements). The professors are available and helpful. I work about 10 hours a week as a tutor for DC Reads. I'm also involved with the Outdoor Education program.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Georgetown has some of the best professors and guest lecturers in the country. The students here are academically motivated. The curriculum offered is varied and stimulating.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: All incoming freshmen participate in a drug and alcohol safety program, as well, it is talked about during orientation. There's no pressure to partake of drugs or alcohol--it's available if you want it.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Georgetown has a terrific basketball program and there's a lot of fan support. The club teams on campus, crew, ultimate frisbee, etc., have their own core fans. Georgetown has a fairly athletic student body.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Yates, the athletic center, is terrific--I go there most days to work out. I generally spend time at the library a few days a week studying/reading--I gravitate to the quieter floors. The lawns here are beautiful and there are plenty of outdoor seating areas on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Transportation: You can walk most places and public/campus transportation is available and easy to use.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You hear about burglaries in the area from time to time, but I've never felt unsafe or had an issue.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food on campus is good, fresh, and healthy. More venues are being added to increase variety/options. Like any cafeteria, the menus can be a bit monotonous. My mother says she'd be happy if more green vegetables were available.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is close to campus, classes, and shopping. It can get pricey, but it is safe, clean and up-to-date. Parking is limited, but public transportation is readily available as well as campus shuttles, and most places can be walked to easily.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of the housing is older, but it's been updated and is quite comfortable and meets the needs.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As a transfer, I've seen a lot of campuses, and Georgetown is exactly average. Housing is ok, but not great, freshman year, and as you get older you have more choices. Junior year is the best year for on campus housing; you're almost guaranteed a university owned apartment or townhouse.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Georgetown has beautiful buildings and spaces for students to gather and study. We have an excellent athletic facility and membership is included in tuition. There are constantly numerous campus events each day to be involved in and 200+ student groups and clubs to join. The library is one of the oldest buildings on campus, however it has a great amount of resources and is a popular spot for student work.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: My professors have been consistently invested in the material they are teaching. While the courses are hard, I am learning a lot. The physical workload is not bad, but it requires that you do 2 hours of reading for almost each class. The registration process is simple and ratemyprofessor is always a great web tool. All of the professor have office hours and are available by appointment.

9 people found this useful Report
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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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