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5 College Junior

Scholarships: they met my full need!

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4 College Junior

Local Area: dc is a nice area, but it's expensive

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off-campus, but I heard it's nice

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining in Gtown is very expensive

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The GUTS bus is slow, the G2 is good

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's easy to park at the front gates

1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties are boring because nobody dances

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I avoid Leo's because the nutrients are empty.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is extremely convenient because classes are less than a 10 minute walk away. The rooms are small, and usually consist of two twin beds. The housing process is a lottery, which is okay.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: There's only one dining hall, and it's terrible. The food is not consistent at all, one day you'll eat a decent meal and the next you'll feel like throwing up. Since there is only one dining hall, it would be wise to allow students to use meal swipes in the food court and on-campus restaurant, but for some reason this is not allowed.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There is very much a typical Georgetown student. Men are usually white, arrogant, rich, conceited, privileged, and immature. Women are just as white, wealthy, and conceited, though blissfully unaware of their privilege.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I usually feel pretty safe on campus. There are two different forms of police and security for students so that is comforting. There is a fair amount of crime on campus, though it is mostly robberies (stolen backpacks, laptops, etc.).

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: There's a very helpful and accessible career center on campus, however, not all students proactively use this resource. We have a lot of recruiters come to campus for information sessions and interviews, though mostly in the fields of consulting, finance, and banking. If you are interested in a field that is less commonplace, it will be harder to pursue resources on campus. Georgetown has a good reputation and its name alone can open a lot of doors for internship and job opportunities.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't many options for food off-campus unless you go way off campus into another part of DC. In the vicinity of the school, options include Chipotle (a student favorite), Subway, Thai food places, salad places, a dingy Chinese food place, pizza places, and a sandwich shop or two. Despite the average quality of the food, prices are rather expensive simply because Georgetown is an expensive neighborhood.

3 College Senior

Administration: Campus policies are pretty strict regarding violations of the student code of conduct (such as drug, alcohol, and crime incidents). There is a hearing board that meets to decide upon cases where a student has violated the code of conduct in some way or another, and they decide upon whether the person is responsible and the sanction(s) he or she should receive.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is quite overpriced for its value. Often there are maintenance and other issues that come up throughout the year, such as the stovetop not working or a toilet leaking. If you put in work order requests to maintenance, they will fix the issue sooner or later. The dorms and apartments don't really offer "amenities" but they are conveniently located by class buildings. The housing process lottery system is difficult and stressful, especially if you're an upperclassmen student who is not guaranteed housing but cannot afford off-campus housing.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties at Georgetown are pretty underwhelming. Any parties on campus or close to campus end early in the night, either because the campus security has broken it up or because people leave to go other places. Therefore, the best option is to go to bars or clubs off campus to ensure a good time.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is not aided or affiliated with Georgetown's main housing office. Therefore, it is up to students to find and secure housing off-campus if they decide no to live on campus. The neighborhood of Georgetown is relatively safe, but very expensive.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Getting a job after college doesn't seem too difficult coming from here. There are always internship opportunities available.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love the area. I can walk a couple of blocks and go shopping. Or hop on the metro and go to a sports game or have dinner

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is amazing. They're great people and easy to get along with

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I dont like the on-campus dining hall so i go off campus a lot. I love the varieties I have

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Work is very hard, but worth it. Getting used to all of the reading and paper may take adjustment, but isn't too hard. You'll have homework every night, but still have your weekends to relax and get ready for the week

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors: amazing

Curriculum: amazing

Registration: terrible; pre registration is one of the most out-dated processes ever; many of my friends received their class schedule before arriving to campus in the fall

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a decent amount in financial aid and it was very easy to communicate with the financial aid people.

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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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