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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Georgetown officially recognizes very few fraternities and sororities- only ones with some kind of business or service learning affiliation. There are numerous frats and sororities unsponsored by the university. Most students do not belong to a frat, and most parties are not thrown by Greek groups. Friends tell me that joining a frat can be a fun and rewarding social option, but it is definitely not necessary or expected.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Partying every weekend is the norm. Drinking usually begins on thursday and goes until saturday, although most people do not go out every night. Students that don't drink are welcome at social events, and there are many alcohol-free events that take place earlier in the evening. Underclassmen go to parties hosted by student clubs, while upperclassmen go to bars, particularly The Tombs.

4 College Freshman

Weather: This year was a little cold, but in general, DC weather is mild. Fall and spring are beautiful and particularly scenic on Georgetown's gorgeous campus and in the neighborhood. Winters are cold but not bitter cold. A coat and boots are necessary, and you may not be wearing shorts until the last week of classes in the spring.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is not strict when it comes to partying- students are generally free to enjoy themselves. Parties are occasionally broken up, and noise violations can be an issue because the Georgetown community is hostile towards the university. Students are allowed in each others' dorms at all hours, but must be signed in by a resident after midnight. There are a few free speech zones on campus, but in other areas, groups can be prevented from protesting or tabling. Georgetown is a Catholic university, so contraception is not sold on campus and the university will not fund or recognize pro-choice groups.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is definitely diversity at Georgetown- I am friends with people of color, people with disabilities, people on all levels of the sexuality scale, and people on all levels of the economic scale. However, the stereotype that most students are white and affluent is true.

LGBTQ students should not worry about Georgetown's Catholic status- in my experience, gay, lesbian, and transgendered students are accepted and celebrated.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: In my experience, almost everyone at Georgetown drinks,and drinking is pretty central to social activities. During New Student Orientation, I was told that 80% of students drink underage. There is definitely a work hard, party hard culture. The University is pretty hands-off and lets students have their fun, but there are available EMTs, saferides, campus police, and mandatory alcohol safety tutorials to ensure that we stay safe.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We are kept up to date on safety and security threats- I have never felt unsafe, but incidents do occur near campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Present but definitely not bad at all. It is definitely not an issue at all.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Its decent, but definitely not the typical college party scene. Definitely sacrifice socially for the academics. That being said, it is not a non-existent social scene, just smaller than typical.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a good mix of people, but there is definitely a majority of white, wealthy New Englanders.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Very close to DCA and lots of taxi options.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is attractive and smart.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Rainy springs, but mild winters and great falls.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great variety on M Street.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Georgetown is a great balance between academics and a social life. That being said, if you want a real college experience, Georgetown is not the place for you. The party scene is decent, but you definitely sacrifice on that end in order to have the amazing academics. Overall, its worth it, if you're willing to not have the typical college scene.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Georgetown is the best place to be for any major focused in international relations. The program is great and despite the heavy workload, internship opportunities are very abundant.

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Georgetown does not have a metro stop; however it does have buses and it is also very close to Foggy Bottom metro if you need it to go to any local airports.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The programs have a great reputation in the federal government and are seen as highly prestigious and worth the high cost of attendance. The workload should be expected; you get what you pay for and the professors are very knowledgeable and make the subjects interesting to sit through.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports here are great! The facilities are friendly to both athletes and non-athletes, which is nice for the latter at least.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Some of the places are priced high, but there are enough options that are comparable to everywhere else in the metropolitan DC area. You never run out of options and the convenience of proximity to campus and bus stops is fantastic!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Georgetown is extremely expensive, so it's better to find a place in the suburbs a little further out for a cheaper price and commute in to class, because the rides are not bad at all. Public transportation is so easy and there is a stop right down the hill from campus so I don't think it's worth spending tons of money to live right on or next to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: This process is extremely competitive and it's definitely worth looking into outside scholarships and financial aid.

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: In today's world it's pretty convenient to have your own computer, especially as a graduate student when you don't live right on campus. The responsibility of getting your work done is of course solely yours so if you want to invest in a computer it certainly isn't a bad idea.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Plenty of shops and places to eat. The pubs have great happy hours and affordable beers.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Very difficult to get into--only 18% acceptance rate. Pretty typical application process. Have an outstanding statement of purpose.

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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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