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Reviews 1034 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is a very open space. All the facilities are modern and up to date with technology. There are a lot of areas for students to study, hang out, etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The campus food is not bad. However, it is not something you really crave. It can also get very tiring.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Georgetown's atmosphere is a mix of the best aspects of city and town life. As part of DC, it has the city culture. There are countless of things to do, shopping and dining all down M street and Wisconsin Ave, the waterfront, the monuments, the museums and so much more. But it also has the town-ish vibe with all the townhouses and the some-what seclusion from the hustle of the center of DC.

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4 College Senior

Majors: My internship is incredible and the city is really geared towards interns and young professionals. But the D.C.- area is VERY competitive, and internships are not easy to get. You will have to earn it with hard work and a good attitude.

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: Although the college has no greek life, all campuses are in close reach of D.C., which is an amazing party city.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Class sizes are very good, students are engaged -- and professors work in the industry so are very knowledgeable.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: A degree from Georgetown is something that employers do value and it probably carries the most prestige in the D.C. area.

4 College Senior

Majors: I am a Journalism grad student and the program is truly excellent, but perhaps overpriced.

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3 College Senior

Majors: The administration can be difficult to work with, but the process was not overly complicated.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Housing is below par in general but it's very social and a great part of the Georgetown experience. Freshmen are required to live on campus at four different dorms assigned randomly. LXR is know as the social dorm with long noisy hallways and Harbin has an interest cloisters system that is more gender segregated. Upper classmen typically decide to live offcampus thir last year in over priced slums. It's the worth it to enjoy the location and the social experience.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food is adequate. The options get repetative after a year or so. The employees that work at the dining hall are friendly.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: I don't typically go, but my friends don't complain about the scene.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's about on par with other schools. I must be careful everywhere, but that's just life.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I am struggling with trying to get more financial aid, since the school lured me with a good package the first year but has given me a worse package every year.

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1 College Senior

Greek Life: We don't have it, but I'm glad we don't. People must find other ways to engage in community.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: We have almost no beautiful places in which to study--just one hideous library.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I wish there were a more vibrant culture for amateur athletes.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Though stuck-up and preppy, we have lots of talented people with interesting backgrounds and experiences. It's worth getting to know them even if it's tough.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Lots of inconveniences associated with our school, but love the education and the location nonetheless.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Fantastic alumni-network, prestigious value to our degrees, good prospects all-around.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's a necessity for 4th year students to live off-campus, nonetheless it's a hassle and expensive.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: It's very difficult to find just a little bit of high-quality food. The focus is on lots of poor-quality food.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Without a doubt one of the highlights of Georgetown is the location.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The basketball team at Georgetown is the main attraction when it comes to sports and is a lot of fun to attend games.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although the D.C. area is not the safest place, the university does a great job making sure students are protected on campus.

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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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