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2 College Senior

Diversity: All international and transfer students seem to get placed in the worst dorm (village c east). The campus is predominantly white students with a ton of money. The number of CEO children or royalty children here is excessive. People throw down money on clothes and designer items like you can't imagine. It's hard to keep up with sometimes and quite shallow. It makes those without money feel self conscious. Also there are lots and lots of LGBTQ community members at this school, so if that's your thing you'll definitely find a place here.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: The social crew definitely drinks all the time. There's certainly not "pressure" to drink but most people do from very early on. The drug scene isn't that big, but it's there. Lots of kids smoke weed which is great because it should be legalized. However, cocaine is rampant throughout the business school and kids going into the financial industry. Ecstasy is a must if you're going to concerts / raves / etc. Lots of kids take study drugs since it's super competitive and work often gets unmanageable. Quite a few of my friends, including my freshman roommate and my closest friend since Kindergarten are no longer enrolled here because of drug issues. Very sad to see.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife is good. Most of it is on campus though.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Peer pressure is not a problem with drinking. I did not drink until my junior year and I had a vibrant social life. The one problem with alcohol on campus is that there is a a stigma about calling the medics on someone who has had too much to drink because they can get in trouble. Often people who need to be taken to the hospital are not and it is a problem.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Computers are great a Georgetown. We have a lot of them in the lab. There are hiccups with the system every once in a while but the overall quality of the wifi is very good.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Georgetown is in some ways split between two communities: the have and the have nots. This can and sometimes does lead to problems. Diversity is not really prevalent.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: I love the area Georgetown is in. It is in a big city while still being quaint and quiet. If you are looking for a lot to do, you always have the option of going further into D.C. but Georgetown provides cover for the hustle and bustle inside the city.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Anyone who goes to Georgetown will tell you off campus dining is good. The reason is two-fold: the food off campus is good and convenient and the food on campus is terrible. The food off campus is pretty good but anything is better than our dining hall.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The Georgetown busing system is not terrible, but getting out of Georgetown is difficult. We do not have a Metro stop and the only buses other than the Georgetown buses to use are the Circulators. It takes a solid effort to get out of Georgetown and into greater D.C.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am in the School of Foreign Service. There is no better place to be in the country than at Georgetown when you are studying international relations, security policy, or international economics. I absolutely love my program of study, and I know it will open many doors for me in the future.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I am very happy with my decision. I was originally in the College of Arts and Sciences and I switched after freshman year to the School of Foreign Service. This is one of the best decisions I have made. I have no concerns about where or what I will do in the future.

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is a toss up. It changes very quickly. D.C. was built in a swamp and thus you have very muggy weather. The humidity is the worst.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Georgetown Basketball games are so much fun. A lot of people attend them and there is a lot of school pride. Having said that, other than basketball there is very little focus on sports, and our facilities for students are subpar.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Georgetown's academics are challenging yet rewarding. I love being a part of a university where I can not only learn about foreign service but I can live it through numerous clubs or getting an internship at one of the various places in the District.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm in the business school and there's this thing called the curve whereby only a certain percentage of students can get A's. I think its stupid, but the point is to make you work harder. Overall, people here complain a lot about the difficulty of classes and how much homework they have. It's manageable, but barely. One thing you should know about Georgetown is that it's probably not for everyone. Everything here is intense - competition for grades, getting work experience, the social scene, and especially becoming involved in clubs and organizations (even community service). Clubs are very selective - to a fault in my opinion.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: There's maybe 6 or 8 different fraternities. No dedicated houses but brothers will use their own housing to host social events. Some serve a higher purpose but most are social. Big ones are SigEp, SAE, AKPsi (business frat), and Zeta Psi is up and coming. Fraternity brothers kind of do their own thing aside from parties ...

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Mostly alcohol. Always beer at parties. And almost every club drinks at least a little bit except maybe the living-learning communities. School does not come down very hard on underage drinking. We have an immediate-response medical service on campus so it's mostly safe. I haven't heard of anybody who's died or got seriously hurt, but lots of people end up with minor injuries. There aren't any fraternities so alc is necessary, but Georgetown likes to think its fratty and the clubs do basically act like frats.

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3 College Student

Health & Safety: Not too many problems besides partying

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4 College Student

Party Scene: There is always something going on over the weekends and the nightlife off-campus is strong.

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2 College Student

Scholarships: If you are not financially-dependent, there is no financial need for this school.

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3 College Student

Diversity: Definitely a Catholic-centric school. Don't see that much diversity. As an Asian Indian, my community is significantly smaller.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Great food options, especially late-night dessert places. Definitely would not complain, though many options are incredibly expensive.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: No the best. Go out to Georgetown (the neighborrhood) you can find plenty of good restaurants there.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: You have shuttle buses from the main campus to Dupont Circle, plus the circulator and the DC buses. Also there is the metro. Really, you don't need a car in DC and to get to collegue unless you want to paid for really expensive parking.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I always wante to go an Ivy League, but since I am already working, O could not just quit to go to other states to study. My choice was Georgetown University and I don't regret it at all.

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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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