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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Very structured program for International Relations; many quality professors with interesting backgrounds as practitioners.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a lot of parties, but you do not have to participate to have a good time.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The basketball team is pretty big, but not everyone follows it. Other than that, varsity sports are unimportant on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is you want it, out of sight if you don't.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: DC is a great place to get involved with activism. There is always an action going on somewhere in the District. You can definitely get involved with an issue you care about or learn about something new.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The University likes to talk like it is doing a lot around sexual assault, but I think it is mostly student activism. You cannot get a full rape kit (or any rape kit outside of business hours) at Georgetown Hospital.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Georgetown. When applying to schools, Georgetown was not my first choice. But it should have been! I have enjoyed the time I've spent at Georgetown immensely. The people, atmosphere, academics, and DC area are so wonderful.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am taking a really cool major called Culture and Politics. This allows me to develop my major around my interests. However, I wish there was a stronger Women and Gender Studies program on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I got very lucky and received an apartment as a Sophomore. All of the Sophomore housing is ok, but the apartments stand out. Freshmen housing is mediocre, but builds community.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: DC is a great place to eat! There are so many different options of different types of food. And the multitude of cupcake options are a great pick-me-up. Delicious! The only drawback is that it can sometimes be a bit pricey.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Georgetown really loves it's basketball, but that's about it. They're in the middle of building a new gym for the athletes in addition to the one that's already in place.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: The Georgetown area and DC in general are great and there's so much to do! You are in the center of the nation's political scene, as well as having access to wonderful museums and arts.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Georgetown's strong academics and tradition of fostering personal development is one of the main reasons why I came to campus. All of the teachers (or at least the ones I've had) are really invested in teaching, and I would say most students are invested in learning as well.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall, I would say I feel safe on Georgetown's campus. That being said, I feel like the university could definitely being doing more, especially in the area of sexual assault. That does not mean that I think it's a huge deal on campus, but I don't think the university does a great job handling cases or putting preventative measures in place. Also there needs to be more blue lights.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Georgetown's Housing lottery really is a lottery, so how you live depends a great deal on where you live. Some of them could definitely be updated, but they're slowly in the process of doing that now. That being said, some of the "worst" dorms are the ones with the best community. I was lucky enough to be on a floor last year where almost everyone was invested in getting to know one another and we became great friends.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: Little to no scholarship opportunites.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in Kennedy this year, which is a decent-sized dorm. However, if you're lucky and you get an apartment, you're set for the year.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's an NCAA D1 team in a competitive conference (Big East), which means we have a lot of exciting games to watch.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We get emails about every theft/assault/crime near campus, which makes it seem like there's a lot of terrible things going on, but I'm not sure how prevalent the crime really is.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not too well-versed on this, but I'm being required to answer, so I'll say what I do know: It's pretty expensive and you usually have to know who you want to live with one year in advance.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you're looking for low-cost nearby options, there are quite a few places to go–Chipotle, Shophouse, Subway, and Wisey's to name a few. If you want to go out on a classy date, there's definitely that option. If you want to explore D.C., it's really not too hard to get down to Dupont or U Street and explore what those areas have to offer.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: M Street is a few blocks away from the main campus, which makes it easy to go out for dinner, meet a friend for coffee off campus, or to go shopping when you need a break. However, if one actively tries to break the "Georgetown bubble," one will find that the rest of D.C. is easily accessible and is perfect for anyone looking for an adventure.

If you've never been an active runner but wanted to get started, Georgetown's location is perfect–there are so many places to explore on foot, whether one likes to run on streets (in which case, running on M Street or going to Dupont is for you), towards monuments, or to more park-y areas (Rock Creek Park and TR Island are quite close).

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The Georgetown University Law Center is a small open campus. Security patrols are vigilant and ever present. However because of the open nature it is subject to vagrant "pass throughs" and it's an odd sense of openness for me. However I am comfortable wit the level of attention given by campus security and giving us tools to be aware and careful with our personal safety, even self-defense classes are available.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: DC is no NYC, but who would want it to be? There's a charm to a city that is too small to be a state, but so powerful to be the capital of the US. It's a professional, always active, influential place and this is felt throughout the day. Weekends are quiet and perfect fro exploring other states, the Metro and bus system are easy to use to explore the various museums, memorials and cultural institutions. Great times!

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: With such a wide variety of international students the party scene is really the get togethers, off-campus dining and house parties where you get to learn about each others' cultures and eat all types of foods. The fun is in the friendships.

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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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