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Reviews 901 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Amazing school: brilliant and extremely kind people

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is a great school with a lot of opportunity. The professors truly care about their students. Their is a club for everyone to join. The classes are rigorous but very beneficial!

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Georgetown because of the people that I am privileged to live with, study with, and grow with each and every day. I have found that my fellow students are thoughtful, confident, and willing to speak their minds and engage in conversations about important issues. The professors are dedicated and understanding, and most practice a balance between challenging their students without totally overwhelming them. I think that Georgetown is unique in that it focuses on finding well-rounded students instead of just a well-rounded student body. Rather than finding many diverse students who are extremely gifted in certain specific areas, Georgetown finds a group of students who are moderately engaged in multiple different areas. In both cases, the school has a well-rounded student body but I have found that at Georgetown, each and every person is committed to sharing his or her skills in a variety of activities and arenas.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I like my school a lot because it has so many great opportunities. In particular, it has a strong core curriculum.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Georgetown is a one-of-a-kind school. Not only are the teachers world class and the students highly motivated but the location in Washington, D.C. is unbeatable. My time at Georgetown has been amazing, and I only wish I had more of it left.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You have to live on campus now for the first three years at GU. Off campus housing is really seniors-only and somewhat hard to find, start looking far in advance. Also very expensive in the Georgetown neighborhood, on-campus apartments are actually pretty similarly priced.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: I really like the party scene, since it's all house parties and not frats like at bigger public schools. Get involved in clubs, which are usually where you'll find the social scene at GU.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I lived right across from Wisey's this year (Wisemiller's Deli) which was a blessing and a curse because I probably ate there too much. I also lived just a few blocks from Sweetgreen, which was amazing since I went there all the time. Baked and Wired has amazing cupcakes, so skip Georgetown cupcakes (which always has a huge line). Also skip Saxby's, which is more expensive than any other coffee shop around. There are a lot of options around campus, both in the neighborhood and on M street and Wisconsin, etc.

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3 College Junior

Administration: It's a constant battle with the administration for free speech and more liberal policies on campus.

There's a lot of underage drinking on campus and I know very few people who have gotten violations for it, but it really depends on the RA.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Leo's is boring and mediocre and never changes what they offer. They have a somewhat reasonable salad bar and stuff like sandwiches and nutella, and otherwise you pretty much just have to make do. However, Leo's is better than the dining halls at the school I transferred from, so I can't complain too much. The worst thing is that the meal swipes don't carry over from week to week and you can't swipe in friends.

Einstein's accepting meal swipes is a gift, although eventually you get very tired of the bagels and things that Einstein's offers. Leo's grab and go is bad, except for the breakfast during the week, which is really nice if you have an 8am lecture or something.

The fact that there is only one location for dining halls sucks, especially when it's raining or you live far away (like in LXR or Darnall).

Other campus food: Hilltoss, Vittles, and Snaxa are okay but overpriced. Corp coffee is kind of the same and the service is always very slow, although cheaper than starbucks and convenient. Epi has dollar sushi in the afternoons, but is overpriced at other times. It stays open 24 hours though, which is nice. If Hoyacourt gets meal swipes, it will be great.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Georgetown is very expensive. Living costs are expensive, tuition is expensive, etc. I initially applied for aid and didn't get any response, then got a very low grant from the school. After going to campus the summer before starting and talking with financial aid representatives, they were able to raise my grant a little bit and gave me work study, even working with me so that an outside scholarship I had from high school wouldn't damage my grant. However, it's still a struggle. I took out loans last year and am an RA this year, which has paid for my loans. I don't know how I'm going to pay for my senior year, as my parents and I won't really be able to afford it and likely will have to take out many loans.

Talk to the financial aid office, in person, as soon and as often as possible. The website and indirect communication with them is ineffective.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I came to GU as a transfer student, so I was automatically placed into LXR, which is the farthest dorm from the main campus. The rooms were more spacious than I had previously, and it was mildly annoying to have to walk 10-15 minutes to class when students on the main campus were 2 minutes away. I was on the first floor, which was incredibly loud and messy, and the fire alarm went off at all hours of the night. The price for dorms is expensive, but for on-campus apartments is somewhat more reasonable given the proximity to campus and the price of other areas in the Georgetown neighborhood. Campus housing does provide good opportunities to meet people, and community can be nice, but varies from building to building.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Lots and lots of options, pretty much starting on Thursday. If you want to be part of it, you can. If you don't, that's cool too.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We probably have some of the best off-campus dining ever!! Just go down M or Wisconsin. Some options are a bit pricey, but others are totally reasonable. Check out your dorm lobby for coupons. There are a few places (Eat & Joy, Muncheez) that are open practically all night.

3 College Junior

Administration: The neighborhood of Georgetown is largely responsible for the strictness with parties/noise violations. Neighbors complain, but lots of things go on with no problem. If you are caught with alcohol underage, you will probably get something like academic probation rather than suspension or expulsion, so it is not exactly as strict as zero-tolerance. Georgetown also has medical amnesty (if you are drunk and call the campus police or our ambulance for help, you will not get in trouble). I think drug policies are more strict. The honor code is taken seriously by both professors and students - just don't cheat and it won't be a problem for you.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Amazing financial aid for students with demonstrated need. One of the absolute best in the country (other ivy leagues etc. model off of us - just google). However, I have heard that it can be difficult if you are just out of the range of qualifying for high aid. Work with the office, though, they are amazing.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Many of the dorms are a little old and overpriced (rent is so high in the area). However, they are in the process of building two brand-new dorms - one opening this fall, and one opening in 2017. Those look very nice and up-to-date. The newer buildings are beautiful. Facilities is slow - you have to submit several requests for anything to really get done. Residence community is also lacking a little bit, just because everyone is so independent and there is less of an emphasis on hall activities, especially as an upperclassman. Social atmosphere is great, and can get a little crazy in some halls (New South).

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: M Street has the best options!

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4 College Student

Academics: I like that the college offers a dual degree for my course of studies plus the placement for internships should be easy to use.

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3 College Student

Overall Experience: The application process was easy to use, advisors are friendly and helpful.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of houses in Burleith and in Georgetown that students can rent. However, it is now mandatory that students live on campus for 3 of their 4 years. The neighborhood isn't always a big fan of the students on the weekend. The university was here first.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of restaurants close to campus. Since it's D.C. some of the restaurants can be expensive. There are a a good number of late night spots to eat on the weekends.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: As a Jesuit university, some of the more liberal groups have trouble with free-speech areas, but it's been getting much better that last few years.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't had any difficulty whatsoever making party plans on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. Thanks Corp!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received really great financial aid, without it I would not have been able to come to Georgetown. The Georgetown Scholarship Program is excellent.

6 people found this useful Report
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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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