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Reviews 982 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: On-campus socializing is great. The school is small enough that you will run into friends at most parties without being bored with the same group of people. The issue is when socializing goes off campus. It becomes very expensive and the bars/clubs are overcrowded.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: The best parties are on the Village A rooftops because they offer an experience very unique to Georgetown. The rooftops are right on campus and provide a view of the Washington Monument while looking out over the Potomac River. It is very common to run into friends and classmates on the rooftops as well as to make new friends.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Georgetown offers excellent resources no matter your academic interest. The University's professors are very passionate and knowledgeable, and they love to share their exuberance with their students. Many professors have extensive careers/lives outside of the school, allowing them great insight into the real world that students will be entering once they graduate.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: There is great diversity when it comes to having students from many different nations/cultural backgrounds. There is a lack of diversity when it comes to income and experience with financial hardship. Students who struggle financial painfully understand their minority status.

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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: Students tend to have a lot of expendable income which they use to gain access to drugs and alcohol. It is hard to have a social life if you are turned off by being around drugs and alcohol.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I mostly feel safe on campus

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really like what I've been able to learn while I've been here

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Having a degree from Georgetown is definitely helpful in the job search

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some of the apartments and dorms are in worse condition than others

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Georgetown doesn't have any official frats or sororities, but there are a few of them.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Georgetown students can be awesome, but the administration is very problematic

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is pretty average for college life, but because many of the buildings are old, there are many facilities issues. Also, rats and pests tend to be a problem in the apartment style housing.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't recognized by the university, so there are a just a few unofficial frats and sororities that don't take up a lot of time commitment or are not important parts of the school.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basketball is the only sport that a large number of people care about or attend, and the rest are pretty lackluster in terms of fan support and school spirit.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The faculty are brilliant and passionate in their area of research, although they can be disorganized or ineffective in their ability to teach in a classroom setting. I have only taken small classes here.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: The alumni network, the connections through faculty, and the name of the school itself all contribute to a solid foundation for a future career.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Campus police give rides to students after dark. All buildings require secured access.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Some disorganization in the classes, but I appreciate the gorgeous campus and a small, tight-knit program that is invested in my individual success.

4 College Student

Athletics: Wild support of the basketball team in particular.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe and comfortable on campus. I (or my friends) have never felt unsafe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have really enjoyed most of my classes, especially the smaller courses, where close interaction between professors and students is easy. The professors are extremely interested their topics.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Employers often reach out to students on campus, and though I've never used the career center, I've heard very good things about it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Buildings are generally very nice, but nothing special.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not officially recognized by the campus, but a fair part of the student population attends parties and activities thrown by fraternities or sororities.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: A few of our sports are very good and highly attended, but otherwise, the quality of our sports is very average and not many students regularly attend.

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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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