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Reviews 1148 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Sophomore

Scholarships: I hear they offer measly amounts of financial aid.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does not have a huge presence on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Thursdays are a big bar night. Fridays are pretty hit or miss. Saturdays usually have decent parties. The social scene pretty much revolves around sports teams and clubs that throw parties. Nothing like a state school or true Greek school.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings are old and outdated. Maintenance is also very slow and unresponsive to issues that arise frequently. Mice are a frequent problem in the apartment style housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: They close the top floor of the dining hall on weekends, so the food selection is much more limited.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive if near Georgetown, but some good steals.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great being in a city because there are always tons of options.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Sometimes they are unnecessarily strict about things. For instance, I had a friend who got the same penalty for laughing in her common room after quiet hours as someone else did for underage drinking at a party.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Make sure you get information about financial aid in writing. I had the officer tell me something and then receive something else.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not a lot of dancing, which is unfortunate.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Its fine. Leos is extremely overpriced and required for two years, which is a frustrating combination. However, positive changes have been made both at Leos, and in the addition of Hilltoss.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Office of Residential living needs to be more transparent to the student body. Though I have no real complaints about housing once you are already placed, Georgetown has a few changes it could make to make housing while going to Georgetown, better. For example, the recent increase in number of years required to live on campus is making many students unhappy, especially considering they changed the policy for study-abroad students as well.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school is pushing more and more students to live on campus, but for now there are plenty of off campus options

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You are right in the middle of the Georgetown neighborhood of DC, it's easily the greatest food in the area. Many options and great taste/quality; the only issue is cost.

5 College Freshman

Administration: I had had minima problems with the administration, and do not really know anyone who has.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Georgetown has an extremely wide range of need-based scholarships. While they do not offer any for merit, it is somewhat understandable. We are all relatively smart, and the funds should go to students who need it most.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you aren't wild, there is a lot to do. If you are the party type, there's also no shortage of parties. Georgetown is what you make of it

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: No college food is going to be glamorous. The food at Leos, the dining hall, is not actually bad it is jsut repetitive. That being said, we are very lucky that we have the ability to make custom pasta bowls, custom wok, etc

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Georgetown housing is far from lacking, even with its minor flaws. It is the only school I know of that includes a personal thermostat for each ROOM, even for freshmen. There are Britta filters available for each building or floor, laundry machines that do not destroy clothing, and very friendly housing staff.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not really a huge deal, other than soccer and basketball. They are building a new athletes only facility.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some really great places to eat in DC, they can just be kind of pricey.

4 College Freshman

Administration: So far, I have had the cops called on my room one time for an "odor complaint". They walked in (you don't need to grant them access) took a brief glance around, and left.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you need financial aid, they will supply it to you.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really know to be honest. It's not hard to find places to go...

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: We could really use some more options.

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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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