Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: I did not live in campus housing since I attended only as a graduate student. My answers above are based on visiting undergraduate friends in their rooms and hearing their experiences.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is hard because it is not the nicest in the world. Rooms are small, but the atmosphere in Georgetown dorms is great! I made some of my best friends because they lived in my hall my freshman year.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The specific dorm I am in is not a good dorm. It has not been renovated in many years, it is too small, and has only one perk.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm in a larger dorm this year but have stayed in a smaller room which didn't offer much space for 2 people. My roommate is in charge of the housing process for next year since I'm in travel season.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Being accepted to Georgetown University was the best thing ever happened to me

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 159th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 275th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 875th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1157th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Lundy
Hometown
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Major
International Business/Marketing
Grad Year
2015
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Students have mostly good things to say about on-campus housing. Most speak lovingly of the freshman dorms, which, if occasionally a bit well-worn, generally redeem themselves with various eccentricities. The University has, in recent years, begun to make a visible commitment to refurbishing the dorms, financial difficulties notwithstanding. Rave reviews are given for the on-campus apartments, especially for those with soaring views of the Potomac River. Even more well-renowned are the University-owned townhouses, which line the streets just off campus. They are the coveted possessions of a few hundred lucky juniors and seniors each year.

Campus housing should be a major check in the “plus” column for students thinking of coming to Georgetown. It seems that the housing shortages of recent years have been straightened out. Trying to rate a series of disparate living environments is basically futile, but it can be said that the setup of Georgetown’s campus happens to be such that each of the dorms and apartment complexes has its own peculiar advantages, which, in almost every student’s experience, vastly outweighs the disadvantages. The campus is small enough that no dorm is too far from anything.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
5,053
Average Housing Costs
$9,126
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
68%
Freshmen Living On Campus
100%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Freshman Dorms
Harbin Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Village A
Worst Freshman Dorms
Darnall Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
LXR Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection/Wi-Fi access
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Living Learning Communities (special-interest housing)
  • Smoke- and substance-free living options
Available for Rent
Mini-refrigerator

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Copley Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Building has community kitchen on each floor, as well as a laundry room. Each room has its own temperature control, and fifth-floor residents have sinks and vanities in their rooms. Copley Lawn is a common site for barbecues, fairs, and concerts.
Darnall Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Furnished community room with kitchen, laundry facilities
Harbin Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Each floor has three "clusters" of 16 residents each: a kitchen/lounge on each floor, laundry facilities, patio, and two elevators.
Kennedy, Reynolds, and McCarthy Halls (Southwest Quad)
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: The three buildings share a common first floor, recreation rooms, reading rooms, and laundry facilities. Building has community rooms and full kitchen on each floor.
LXR Hall
Floors: 6
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Building has community room and kitchen on every floor, computer lab, courtyard, laundry facilities, study rooms, and two music practice rooms. Each room has its own temperature control, too.
New South Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community rooms and laundry facilities on each floor, computer lab, sinks in each room
Village C East and West
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen (West), upperclassmen (East)
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Building has computer lab, furnished community rooms on every other floor, and laundry facilities.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Alumni Square & Townhouses
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Each apartment has furnished living/dining room and kitchen, and is approximately 700 to 800 square feet. The complex is built around a grassy courtyard
Henle Village
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Each unit has a kitchen, living room, and some units open onto a patio. It's nicknamed "The Fish Bowl" because of the way the buildings surround the area.
Nevils Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: The complex used to be the Georgetown University Hospital until the early 1930s. Each unit has full kitchen. Building shares an outdoor courtyard with adjoining LXR and easy access to LXR computer lab. These apartments are particularly popular with upperclassman students because of their large size.
University Townhouses
Floors: 2 or 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Some townhouses are designated historic by the Georgetown Historical Society. Each unit varies in size and layout, but each is furnished with a full kitchen and washer and dryer and basements that can be used for study areas or TV rooms. Many also have patios or porches.
Village A
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Each unit has own entrance, full kitchen, double bedrooms, private temperature control. Some units have private balconies with sliding glass doors and a view of the Potomac River, others share outdoor patios, and rooftop units have large decks. There are three floor plans: one-level, split-level, and two-level

Student Polls

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