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Reviews 1150 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

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

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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.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Leo's could definitely be better, especially with the meal swipes and quality of food. There are a number of places on campus to eat besides Leo's Epicurean and Hoya Court are always good places to grab food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are near the class buildings. With the exception of one dorm, all of the dorms are clean and easily accessible. Georgetown has a great social atmosphere with an incredible number of clubs and social groups.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is not much Greek life due to it being a Jesuit school.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The basketball and soccer teams are some of the best in the country for their respective sports. A trip to the Verizon Center is usually always worth it. Everyone loves the athletes and the guys are all well involved in the community.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The townhouses are amazing. Georgetown is known for these houses and the kids that live in them absolutely love them. They are all close to everything.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It cannot get much better than M street. It has everything anyone could ever want or need.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It is all pretty lenient besides the Honor Code. Do not plagiarize or get caught cheating.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It is awesome. DC has so many possible options. Everything is within walking distance and there are always house parties going on. There are so many pre games that go on and Village A rooftops are always a popular option. The bars and clubs in DC are incredible. However, it could get pricey if you go a lot. The sports teams throw down a lot and their parties are always attended by a ton of people. Overall, the nightlife at Georgetown is excellent.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Theres no way around it; Georgetown is extremely expensive. The financial aid process is alright. They give what you need but not much else. DC is a very expensive city and it almost feels as if the school feels that the admission is enough.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is all pretty decent. I wish meal swipes counted at every place on campus but it does not at the moment. Epi and Hoya Court are all great options but be ready to shell out some Flex Dollars. Leo's is actually a great dining hall with so many different options.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is a pretty awesome experience. Everything is within walking distance and you really get to know the people that are living around you. The dorms are all pretty nice compared to other college dorms that I have seen and there is a real sense of a community in a dorm building. The food on campus is great and Leo's happens to be a very popular place for people to socialize.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Good landlords are hard to find, but the opportunity to live in cute Georgetown townhouses is one of the best parts of attending the university.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Clyde's and Tombs are delicious. Chipotle is a short walking distance from the front gates and is obviously delicious.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Very lenient on drinking policies. Your party will only be broken up if you're outrageously loud, and even then, you'll usually get a warning from an RA before your party is actually broken up.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party scene is pretty quiet, unless you're a member of the few exclusive clubs that frequently throw parties but are very competitive to join.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My financial aid was drastically cut after my freshman year because my sister graduated from college, even though my parents' income dropped from my freshman to sophomore year. Georgetown's claim that they meet all students' needs is completely false: they expect all of your parents' income to go straight to tuition, and don't keep in mind that families have other student loans, mortgages, bills, and food to put on the table. Financial aid is absolutely insubstantial.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The best available option is using a meal swipe at Einstein's. Hoya Court options like Subway are good, but unfortunately do not take meal swipes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Copley Hall, Village A, and Village B are all spacious and high quality housing, but could be vastly improved by basic renovation or upgrades to their amenities. Nevils is the best on-campus housing option, but is very competitive to get in the housing lottery. Options like LXR and Henle are best to be avoided, as they have rat problems and extremely low quality amenities.

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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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