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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Super Safe, but Don't Be Stupid – Georgetown is located in one of D.C.'s poshest neighborhoods. This does not mean that crime is non existent, but it does mean that things are generally pretty safe. You won't feel scared walking around late at night, and there are plenty of police around. Too many on weekends if you ask many students. Laptop theft from the library and on-campus apartments is common, so students need to be careful in that aspect.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Hardworking Students, Hardworking Faculty – More than anything, the students at Georgetown push themselves to succeed. The faculty is great but it's the students who really serve as the motivation factor. Because the school is relatively small, there is no pressure on the professors to force kids out of classes by making things excessively hard and flunking students. Most teachers are fair. The work can be challenging, but you can succeed if you keep an open mind. The sheer amount of required courses in the college can be daunting, but I truly appreciate the chance to take classes in fields I would have never explored without the requirement.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Foreign Policy Atmosphere – Everyone seems to have a cause and is gun-ho about it.

4 College Junior

Diversity: This campus has great diversity in the sense that there are students from all over the world.

4 College Junior

Academics: Love the Location – I love Washington DC. The professors have great and incredible experience, but that doesn't always translate into great teaching skills. There are a lot of opportunities in forms of internships.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food at Leos is repetitive but there is a good amount of variety. However, I am a bit picky so I get tired of our dining hall food very quickly and we only have one dining hall.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: School of Foreign Service – I am a Culture & Politics major and deans, advisers, and professors are all very helpful and willing to assist in any way possible. Opportunities such as internships and jobs are plentiful. The workload is large and requires a lot of reading and writing but there is always help available. It is a difficult program but it is all worth it.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: DC Is Amazing – Washington DC is one of the coolest cities in the U.S. The sights are obviously spectacular, but contrary to what most people think, the atmosphere here is actually pretty laid back.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: SFS Is Fantastic – the school of foreign service might very well be the best school of its sort in the world.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: This Part of Dc Is Fine – though dc has a high crime rate, virtually all the crime is contained in one area. georgetown's campus is in one of the safest places in town.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: One Drinks, They All Drink – To my surprise I was shocked when I saw how many people drink at georgetown. I didn't think people would flaunt it so openly, especially on the weekends. But it happens, and it's prevalent.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: really expensive, but sometimes it's worth it to splurge.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is basically non-existent or really really expensive to pay for. If you're not worrying wear to park, then you're worrying if your car is going to be towed or written a ticket...plus side, there's free parking on the weekends.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not the Best – Georgetown is not a good party school. Even though it's a big drinking school, not a lot of parties are hosted here, which is the reason why students mostly party at nearby bars and go to parties at other universities. Howard University and George Washington (close schools) host a lot of parties that make up for the sub-par nightlife here; but then again if you're into beer-pong then Georgetown might just be the place for you...but know the nightlife gets better when you turn 21.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: You'll Never Be Bored – The Georgetown area is loaded with things to do for any person. If you're into history then the nearby monuments and memorials are just for you! The popular location, M Street is full of shops, cafes, and restaurants, and if that's not enough George Washington University is within walking distance, as well as the beautiful waterfront to the Potomac River.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Tons of Opportunities – You're in Washington D.C. If you're bored you are not trying hard enough. If you don't find something to do on campus take a few steps outside the gates and hit up M street, Wisconsin street, and the GUTS buses will take you to the hotspots of Dupont and Rosslyn (where you can access the metro easily.) You can get involved with human rights campaigns on any topic and get involved with really any extracurricular. I did fencing and cognitive science club, for instance.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Very Involved – It's Georgetown- Basketball is huge. Football has been getting better. Soccer games are fun to attend with friends.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Preppy but Friendly – You definitely have a TON of rich private-school kids, but also a bunch of kids from public schools, and then some kids that aren't as wealthy as the norm. You find your niche pretty quickly, but you do have to get involved in campus- they won't come running to you.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received an amazing amount of financial aid. Exactly what I needed. To my surprise, Georgetown offered me more money than my other top schools. Lots of programs created to help students. The office is extremely helpful.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great. It's beautiful, spacious and extremely close by. However, the area is Georgetown so subletting etc can get costly. The federal style houses are super cute and students tend to live together with other students when living off campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining Options – There are a good amount of restaurants on Mst that lots of students go to. Delicious food can be found off campus or can be ordered to campus through campusfoods. The dining hall food is good although the lack of variety often has me ordering in.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Living and loving and loving but living the life of love on the way to love en route to living. Love

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Campus Aesthetics – The front end of campus is absolutely gorgeous in Flemish Gothic style you find in buildings like Healy Hall, Copley, and White-Gravenor. However, there was a period of time where the university got away from the old stone buildings that make the campus so beautiful and began to use brick. The result is a pretty confused campus. and the architecture of the main Library is awful concrete. However, the University is getting back to its roots in gorgeous new stone Business School Building and the recently constructed science building. overall, incredible school.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Leo's Is Great – Leo O'Donovan Hall ("Leo's") is the main dining hall for students and it is excellent...no kidding. It is routinely ranked very high for vegetarian options, and it caters to palates of all types. No complaints...I have had a meal plan for 4 years and love it.

3 College Senior

Technology: 100% Wireless Is Almost Here – Georgetown didn't have 100% wireless coverage on campus for years because it was wired for ethernet, which took second place to wireless access as the first choice of students. So over the last 2 years, the University has been increasing wireless coverage. It should be at 100% coverage in a year or so.

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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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