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Reviews 1034 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Interest in men's basketball is intense

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Georgetown has created an amazing atmosphere where students are truly encouraged to pursue their passions. I've never been exposed to so many opportunities and passionate people before. While the competition is initially intimidating, you discover that everyone here is here to learn from one another and that is what truly makes Georgetown amazing.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The resources for career development are endless. Support can be seen in every corner of the campus, with the most renowned networking opportunities available.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is always communication when there needs to be and security on campus is very enforced.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Thankfully the medical housing process was not difficult and I was able to score appropriate housing for next year. Overall, the dorms are taken care of very well and located close to classes.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Georgetown technically does not have school endorsed greek life but there are fraternities and sororities that students can join. I personally have not considered being a part of greek life but I am appreciative that the opportunity is there if I ever have the desire to join.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym on campus is superb and school spirit is an integral part of being a Hoya.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Despite having a difficult time with the initial adjustment period, Georgetown has provided me with a number of invaluable experiences and opportunities that I am more than certain will adequately prepare me for the future.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The course offereings are great. One thing I'm not a fan of is our pre-registration. It seems pointless and Georgetown is the only school that still does this.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Being in the nation's capital gives us opportunities to many internships around the area. Additionally, because of Georgetown's prestige, there seem to be a lot more opportunities than other universities.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Georgetown's sexual assualt prevention programs and self-defenses class provided by campus are great. Our police department is ok.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Like all universities, the dorms have their pros and cons. Overall, I would recommend staying on campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Georgetown doesn't have social sororities on campus.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Georgetown is currently building a new, state-of-the art athletic center.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Georgetown's atmosphere is something that I've never felt at any other school I visited. The events and people make campus one of a kind.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The variety and quality of courses is amazing, and I know typically class sizes aren't large.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is very helpful and are willing to aid students who are qualified, passionate applicants.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have always felt very safe on campus, no matter what time it is.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process an be difficult and very frustrating.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's pretty much nonexistent, which contributes to the lack of exclusivity.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Although certain varsity sports are vastly more popular than others, they're still very popular. Intramurals are also a good outlet for stress.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Students are passionate and driven, and professors encourage them to reach their full potential.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Georgetown, and they have given me the space and opportunity to grow.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Now that I have formed a passion, I am confident that I will be able to get a career in that field.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very safe neighborhood and university


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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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