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4 College Freshman

Technology: Pretty Good. Given that I'm in the MSB, we probably have the top notch computer supplies including ample of printers and copy machines all easily accessible, an Extremely tech friendly building, and a student staffed tech center open most hours of the day. It's pretty good. Internet sucks when I leave main academic buildings and enter, say, my dorm for example.

4 College Junior

Majors: Excellent Programs – There are a lot of really cool classes to take and very interesting majors.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: It can get pretty crowded in bars around Georgetown. On campus parties aren't great.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Beautiful Campus in an Upscale Neighborhood – Georgetown has a beautiful campus situated in an upscale neighborhood.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I Come from MA So This Is Perfect (For the Most Part) – The Spring has started early!!! I love it. There was barely any snow. It got cold late into the year and started getting warm really early. The flowers are blooming and the grass is green! Such a difference from the North.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: THE GUYS ARE SO GOOD LOOKING!!!! But if you're looking for a boyfriend material guy.... wait until they mature. The hook up nature is so strong at GU especially if your standards for looks are high- you will typically not find a good looking guy who is looking to settle down or is single. Everyone here dresses the same. It makes you feel like an alien when you go outside in sweats. All of the guys wear colorful shorts or khaki slacks, sperry's and semi-formal tops/polos. The athletes wear sweats, GU t-shirts or GU shorts (you can easily point them out). The girls all wear the same thing for the most part- the same bag, shoes, shirts, dresses, etc. There is no originally in this school. Makes the few of us who don't dress like that feel like outsiders.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman Dorms – I visited plenty of schools before choosing Georgetown- on average, GU has the biggest rooms.
Darnall- nasty, away from all of the other freshman dorms, the walk to it is long and you WILL see massive rats at night along with cockroaches three times the size of normal ones. Rooms are a good size and there's plenty of storage space. No one will want to visit you though.
VCW- by far the best if you want your own bathroom! The rooms are smaller but it's because you have your own bathroom. My floor is really clean.
Harbin: you have same sex clusters on each floor and reach cluster has a community bathroom and community showers. Rooms are big.
New South: the party dorm. It's nasty, for the most part, and people are just incredibly loud. All of my friend who live there complain about the noise and not being able to go to sleep before 2am on weekDAYS or study in their rooms. The rooms are spacious, for the most part, and you have a sink/mirror in your room (which is awesome).

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: i have never had to pay for a drink in the six months iv'e been here. its an incredible place.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: as boys, they tend to be super nice, but a few of them are cocky. they're great friends, but most of them aren't boyfriend material yet. they need to grow up a tad, but as people, they're great. plus, 9 out of ten are extremely attractive. the girls are great looking too. we're a good looking school. tend to be preppy but you can find whatever you want

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Health Care Management/ Pre Med – incredibly eye opening and lots of resources, great program. also an econ minor and currently premed but probably not sticking with it. hcmp helps you see you can be a healthcare professional and make a difference/help people even if you aren't interested in being a doctor. the only downside is that theres a definite liberal spin, which is great if you're a liberal, but it provides a very one sided view of the health system and how to change it. it isn't very objective.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: DC public transportation is available 24/7 and it is very affordable. There is a metro station is Rosslyn, VA, which is a little far from campus. On nice days, it is great to just stroll over to the station. The university always has buses running to/from the station. There are many public bus stops close to campus.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Most students live either on campus or very close to campus and the campus is very small. Therefore, most people will not need cars. Public transportation of the DC Metro area is always available. Parking within Georgetown, however, is awful, due to the fact that it is a historical and old neighborhood. People in the 1800s did not really worry about making room for cars. Again, mot people will not need parking anyway.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: At Georgetown, one may find a bit of everything. We find students who come from many different countries, diverse religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, etc. On ethnic diversity, the school is still 70% Caucasian; however, there are groups of campus working on getting the interest from more students from minority groups. While everyone accepts each other and there is no sort of discrimination, there usually is segregation between groups. For instance, white kids mostly hang out with white kids and latino kids generally hang out with latino kids.

5 College Freshman

Academics: High Quality Professors – In my experience at Georgetown, my professors have been really intelligent and passionate about their students and teaching in general. Even professors who do conduct research through the university seem to place teaching as their top priority. Because these teachers are so passionate, the workload is pretty rigorous but also rewarding. The professors are very available outside of class and are very willing to go the extra mile to help a student. Additionally, Georgetown has a lot of student run tutoring centers that are free. Overall, there a lot of resources for students if they chose to use them. The aspect of academic life at Georgetown that I have been most impressed by so far is that my professors teach in a way that is highly applicable; they aren't just teaching us for the sake of giving us knowledge. Instead, they actually want us to be able to use and apply what we learn to help people.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Pre-med loads its freshman with a lot of work, making them take both biology and chemistry at the same time. Thees are both lab sciences and not only require a lot of work but also a lot of class time. A lot of kids drop after first semester or during second semester. However, if science is what you love, it is great because I would take two sciences over two writing courses any day. Biology is set up well - the lab section and lecture are connected, making biology a 5 credit course. This allows the material to flow nicely and for one to grasp it well. However, chemistry is separated into a 3 credit lecture and a 2 credit lab. This is not run well because there are two lecture professors, so one lab section is being quizzed on the same material although half the class may not have learned it yet. Also, it has happened that we have done a lab on a subject that neither section of lecture had yet covered.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: there are always taxis when you need one. A taxi anywhere is DC will cost around $20. There is also the GUTS bus that will take certain places, including where to get on the metro, which is free and runs Monday-Saturday. There is no subway in Georgetown itself, keeping the area quieter and safer.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: DC Restrictions – It's hard to get into bars in DC, and penalties are very harsh if they catch you with a fake. There is usually a party to be found on any given weekend night. Be careful, though, as campus police patrol around looking for parties to break up, and off-campus neighbors are quick to complain about noise (DC does have a noise ordinance). But there's also lots of stuff to do if partying isn't your thing.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: BASKETBALL SPIRIT. The majority of people here are really into basketball; people love to go downtown to the games to show their spirit and attend pep rallys. Hoya basketball can always be relied upon to start a conversation!

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Preppy, but Sexy. The student body here is really good looking (they do make you submit a photo with your application...) People here like to dress well, too. It is very much like a catalogue. And they're from all over the world!

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5 College Junior

Technology: The Library at Georgetown offers excellent computer access. The cost of printing is relatively low, and it is possible to find a computer available almost always. There are a substantial number of computers, and the arrangment of them is good and does not interfere with library business. Access to the printers is good, and they seem to be always in good readiness.

5 College Junior

Academics: Georgetown offers fascinating courses. I enjoyed "Gandhi's India". The class viewed films, read one work of fiction, read various written works on subjects such as Buddhism and other religions in India, History, and held discussions on the readings, films and social structure of India. We also did three papers, including a twenty-page final research paper. The work was very hard but very good.
The library at Georgetown is outstanding and the personnel there very helpful. Books on Gandhi are plentiful. The professor was himself from India.
In every class I've taken at Georgetown I have found my level of enjoyment and, student support and resources available, to be consistently outstanding.

College Junior

Scholarships: There may be financial aid at the BA level--I dont know. I made inquiries about financial aid for graduate work and was told there was none.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There is a good mix in diversity. The campus strives for tolerance--there is an emphasis on human values. There are students from other countries especially the mid east. There are courses offered in other religions. I think the campus is diverse.

3 College Junior

Technology: The computer labs run on old computers. Printing on campus is 10¢ per copy except for business school students, who get free printing up to a certain number of pages. Students tend to buy their own printers. The internet sometimes spontaneously disconnects because the network is not always reliable. Network speed is generally excellent as long as the connection is full, whether it is for wifi or ethernet. Wireless connection is decent in most places and great in most dorms. Personal computers are almost necessary at Georgetown.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is great if you are looking to experience the seasons. D.C. is in between the North and the South so we get all four seasons. It does not snow very much in the winter compared to nearly every city north of it. I hear that it is very warm in the summer but school ends in May so if you are at Georgetown in the summer you have chosen to be.

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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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