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Reviews 1034 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Academics: As a freshman I'm unable to really declare a major yet, so I can't give much input into the workings of the department.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Every single professor I've had has been extremely bright, knowledgeable and passionate about their field. The professors here are truly at the heads of their profession. Otherwise, registration is a pretty painless process and there are plenty of varied study spaces all over campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love this campus. Most of the buildings are relatively new, and those that aren't have been well-maintained and have historical value (Lau notwithstanding). The campus breeds a sense of history and gives students a sense of shared experience within tradition that spurs a unified student body. My only real concern is the increasing lack of green space on campus, as new building continue to crop up.

3 College Freshman

Administration: In the freshman dorm, New South, there is always a really loud party happening on the weekends and my RA does nothing about it even though its obvious people are drinking in the room - so it is very easy to get away with some things, just be smart about it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Gets really repetitive and the food is just mediocre

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus dining is great, there are a lot of options, Georgetown is just a little pricey

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is great, Football is absolutely terrible - they never win any games.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Almost everyone on campus dresses nicely, a lot of Vineyard Vines, J Crew, etc.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Party Scene: not bad, but same old

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: pretty good basketball and soccer

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: neighborhood is kinda shady now

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Party Scene: There is aways something for you to do, whether you prefer house parties, bars, or clubs.

6 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Greek Life: This is not a greek-life school, which I personally enjoy.

7 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Campus Food: I got out of the meal plan after freshman year. The food is terrible and there are options but they are all poor options.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Overall safety is good on campus. General safety issues are theft/robbery. I feel safe on campus but at night typically do not walk around alone.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had an absolutely amazing experience at Georgetown and recommend it to all. Georgetown is full of brilliant but approachable students. Everyone is driven and generally support and help each other. Professors and employees are willing to help you.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: I love Georgetown and I love my major. I'm pre-med but didn't want to be a typical science major. HCMP allowed me to learn about the healthcare system and be pre-med.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have been lucky with housing but it overall is difficult. There are lots of option but hard to get the best.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm a coxswain on the varsity men's crew team. Some sports are favored over others. Overall, I enjoy being part of the athletic culture of georgetown.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: I am pre-med and my major is healthcare management and policy. Its a unique major compared to most other universities.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are quite a few options relatively close to campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally found great housing off-campus but know of many people who struggle.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: So many house parties that end with bar hopping

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have no experience with financial aid.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Georgetown isn't excessively strict, but it isn't too lenient either. People pay attention to the rules enough to protect students, but never to an annoying level.

4 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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