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Reviews 1111 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Senior

Scholarships: Forget Merit – Everyone who gets accepted is smart enough to qualify for merit scholarships. For this reason, Gtown doesn't offer any. If you're an athlete, you stand a chance. Otherwise, forget it. We don't have the endowment.

1 College Senior

Administration: Depends, but 3 Strikes Roll – Three strikes policy for underage drinking. Ridiculous policies for noise violations.

College Senior

Greek Life: Doesn't Exist – There's no real Greek Scene here. While there are some "frats," they aren't officially recognized by the school. Clubs act as frats.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Always Better on a Sunny Day. Spring time is better because it starts off with snow, turns into cherry blossom petals, and ends with gorgeous summer weather.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Best, most interesting people. The most unlikely people can surprise you with the most incredible life stories.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining Hall Is Okay, Other Options Better. Leo's (only dining hall) is alright, food kind of gets repetitive after a while, but new things present themselves if you have your eyes open, and it prompts very creative eaters. I prefer Epicurean because I'm a sushi addict, they have great sandwiches, and the people who work there are super nice. If you get tired of these two places, Cosi and Starbucks and the student coffee shops are really snug places to kick back and eat and even study.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Anything you can think of, we've got it. There are the big, pricey places and the small, cheap shacks with the best quality food.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: More Variety Than They Say – House parties, bars and clubs, movie theaters, restaurants, concerts, night walks at the monuments. People complain about the cops cracking down on underage drinking, but the options are limitless and there is always something going on even if it doesn't seem like it at first.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Two Words: GUTS Bus – The GUTS buses are useful because they get you to the otherwise inaccessible metro stops. Otherwise, it's not too long a distance to walk to M St or Wisconsin Ave to catch other bus transportation, and taxis pass around the campus borders often.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Pretty Bad but Not Always Necessary – If you're willing to pay the $10 for the parking garage under the Southwest Quad, it's really not so bad. Just don't go searching for parking anywhere else. It takes a maximum of 15minutes to get from one extreme on campus to the other so take this option. If you try to park on the streets outside the front gates, good luck! If you can avoid using your car, it's a better idea to use public transportation to get to the school.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Just watch out for Georgetown residents..the university wouldn't care if they had it their way. Mostly staunchy older wealthy prudes around campus.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug Scene – A lot of cocaine on campus, some marijuana and others such as ecstasy.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Wish There Was More Money but at Least They Are Kind – I wasn't treated like a number and received plenty of attention but not enough money.

5 College Junior

Academics: Are challenging but doable if you are focused. Every professor pushes you to suceed.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a very good amount of financial aid, but it came with a lot of work. All of the forms took forever. I didn't have to get any loans.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Good, Not Great. Small school, basketball is HUGE, but others don't have very good resources

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity, but still a ton of rich and catholic kids.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid here for me was extremely satisfactory. My school is listed on the more expensive side for universities nationwide and I received a substantial amount for the year. I would advise anyone applying to get required materials early as well as search for outside scholarships. Make sure to be in constant contact with the school's financial aid office!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are plenty of activities for all types of students here. A lot of campus programs are free or fairly cheap and accommodating for students. Many professors are genuinely out to help you learn and are willing to explain difficult concepts.

3 College Freshman

Weather: In the spring, it rains quite a bit here, but it's never a hindrance to campus life.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Prep Central – Everyone is attractive, but in a homogeneous way. Northfaces, UGGs, and Longchamp bags predominate campus fashion. People are very preppy and have too much similar style choices

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pricey but Picturesque – Georgetown neighborhood townhouses are very popular for upperclassmen, though a good price and location are hard to come by. Its an expensive neighborhood but the townhouses around campus couldn't be more perfect

3 College Senior

Technology: It is pretty much expected that all students have a personal computer,especially in the business school. Fortunately, the business school has a few computers students can share as well as free printing but other schools do not have access to such resources. Another disadvantage is that although the main buildings have wireless, many dorms and certain buildings do not.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Georgetown offers its students the best of both worlds because it is located within an fun college town but also contains a campus. Locals are extremely friendly, although some neighbors may not be too nice if you have a party house. Campus is safe but walking home alone at night is not the best idea if you live off campus

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Georgetown has a beautiful campus, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a school that boasts a better location. It has some of the best international studies programs in the country, and its professors are truly talented. But there a few things I wish I had known before I enrolled. To start off, Georgetown lacks greatly in socio-economic diversity, and we definitely have our fair share of pretentious kids. Tory Burch or bust. A lot of our students look the same. It's not a terrible thing, since our student body is decent looking, but in all honesty, it gets pretty dull. Beware of the pressure to spend money--the pressure will be there and DC is pretty expensive, so be smart. There isn't a lot of pot, which is pretty tragic if you ask me. Just a lot of booze. Also, there are 12% more girls than guys on the campus, which bodes well for guys, but is definitely a drawback if you're a girl. Plus, the girls are wayy better looking than the guys. All in all, while I've had a decent time, I've found that Georgetown isn't as full of intellects as I originally thought. We have a significant amount of kids who probably were not too awesome in high school, but most likely have the economic means to make themselves cool in DC. Needless to say, they're still uncool. We have a lot of legacy kids, and a lot of kids you will quizzically study, trying to determine just how they managed to get into Georgetown in the first place. But don't bother. In the end, you just accept it. Or you decide to transfer.

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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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