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Reviews 983 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: A few of our sports are very good and highly attended, but otherwise, the quality of our sports is very average and not many students regularly attend.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have thoroughly enjoyed everything about my school. I think it offers a lot to its students, and if properly used, can offer a great and widespread education and preparation for the world beyond.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are extremely passionate and driven. It is wonderful to watch them in action, clearly experts on what they discuss. Georgetown has great diversity of passions and supports students' drive to make the world a better place. Georgetown definitely helps students excel to be the world changers they want to be.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: People highly respect Georgetown and the alumni network is strong. I do not know many schools with better reputations.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: They could definitely take further measures to prevent sexual assault. I think the school is just lucky based on its prestigious location in DC but assaults do happen.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Average college housing but excellent value considering how expensive and sought after the neighborhood is.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very minimal at Georgetown. People look at it like just another club people can join without being overly exclusive or exciting.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Georgetown. I went for undergraduate and am now going back to premed because of my faith in the school's education.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: Wish the basketball team would perform better. The campus is so much fun when it does and loses a lot of energy when it doesn't.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing here is no selling point.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Athletics: Pretty poor. No football, Basketball is mediocre.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's barely a thing, and it's pretty silly.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus dangers are grossly overstated. It's fine.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have found a lot of success here, but this is not a place where I am happy. I will get a decent education for a hefty price and find a fairly comfortable job and upper middle class lifestyle. Don't look for earth-shattering experiences here.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Practically no opportunity to get out of double style dorm

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life. There are some underground "fraternities" which would be the laughing stock of any true Greek school

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Some sports teams are very competitive but the general student body could not care less about the success of the teams

4 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Should have never even applied

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Generally pretty safe, especially since we are in the middle of the city.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors at Georgetown are world-class, and the classes are difficult, but very rewarding.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Just the Georgetown name on your resume will open countless doors!

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Great if you're in an apartment or townhouse, but not so much if in a dorm.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Basketball is great, others not so much.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's fantastic, and I would always choose Georgetown again!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The school has resources available but the accessibility and accommodating nature of faculty varies on the faculty-member.

3 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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