Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: Some dorms have A/C and bathroom stalls in the room, which are extremely convenient.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Housing is below par in general but it's very social and a great part of the Georgetown experience. Freshmen are required to live on campus at four different dorms assigned randomly. LXR is know as the social dorm with long noisy hallways and Harbin has an interest cloisters system that is more gender segregated. Upper classmen typically decide to live offcampus thir last year in over priced slums. It's the worth it to enjoy the location and the social experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not the newest and prettiest but good community

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I could raise some minor gripes with university housing (the archaic and confusing selection process for example) but overall there's nothing here worth deterring anyone from enrolling. Every college has some new, clean, modern dorms and Georgetown is no exception. But even if your freshman dorm is less than satisfactory at first you'll soon forget about it entirely because you're surrounded by hundreds of other students in the same exact situation. No dorm is more than 7 minutes away from the farthest possible class. Many dorms are located within minutes of most of the classes you'll have.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The on campus housign is bad for freshmen but for the upper years it gets a lot better.

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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

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  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

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