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4 College Freshman

Academics: Work is very hard, but worth it. Getting used to all of the reading and paper may take adjustment, but isn't too hard. You'll have homework every night, but still have your weekends to relax and get ready for the week

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors: amazing

Curriculum: amazing

Registration: terrible; pre registration is one of the most out-dated processes ever; many of my friends received their class schedule before arriving to campus in the fall

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The NHS is the best. Classes are small, and you get to know your professors. You're in a lot of the same classes with a lot of the same people, so you form study groups easily. Classes are all practical and interesting, and teach a lot about health sciences and the healthcare system. The school constantly updates students on information about available research, internships, and other career-related opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are difficult, but you are getting an amazing education. Classes force you to think about things in new ways, and open your eyes to a lot of interesting things.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: As a freshman I'm unable to really declare a major yet, so I can't give much input into the workings of the department.


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If there is one generalization that can be made about Georgetown students, it is that they are satisfied, and in most cases, delighted by the education they have received on the Hilltop. An instructor can make or break a college class, and although there are always a few bad apples in every basket, the vast majority of Georgetown professors is respected and admired for their commitment to undergraduate education. Students speak with special fondness of their Jesuit professors, who are praised for showing a deep interest in students’ lives beyond the classroom. The only common complaint is that the TAs and younger professors who are saddled with the task of teaching lower-level classes can be a little rough around the edges in terms of teaching style. Also, foreign TAs may have trouble with English.

A Georgetown education is like most things worth having: It’s not going to jump into your lap, even once you’ve come through the front gates. The quality of one’s academic life at Georgetown corresponds exactly to what one decides to put into it. Skip class, ignore your reading, and scoff at those professors who fail to put on pyrotechnic displays in order to keep your attention, and you’ll probably leave after four (or five or six) years with the vague sense that you’ve missed out on something that could have been great. Go to most of your classes, do most of your homework, and make an honest attempt to get to know your professors, and your life and mind will be changed forever.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 59%
  • 20 to 49 students: 34%
  • 50 or more students: 7%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Georgetown College
  • Robert E. McDonough School of Business
  • School of Nursing & Health Studies
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • International Relations and National Security Studies: 4%
  • Law: 5%
  • Political Science and Government, General: 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Social sciences
Special Study Options
Study abroad
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
  • Business School, lots of nice breakout rooms
  • Empty classrooms (during exam time)
  • Lauinger Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Check your email often.
  • Choose classes for the professor, not the content. The most boring class could turn out well with an engaging professor.
  • Don't ever fall behind. In fact, start working ahead during those easy days at the beginning of each semester.
  • Get to know both your professors and your TAs. Take advantage of opportunities like office hours and dinners with professors.
  • Go to class.
Did You Know?
Georgetown is allocating more funds than ever to research as it strives to become one of the world's foremost research universities.

Student Polls

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 39% Bill Clinton - 42nd U.S. president
  • 34% Bradley Cooper - actor
  • 5% King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • 5% John Mulaney - comedian
  • 2% Aimee Mullins - athlete, actress, model, speaker
  • 2% Greta Van Susteren - Fox News anchor
  • 2% Mitch Daniels - governor of Indiana
  • 2% Lisa Murkowski
  • 2% Patrick Ewing- NBA Player
  • 2% Antonin Scalia - Supreme Court Justice
  • 2% Malcolm Lee - Film director
  • 0% Mitchell Hurwitz - creator, "Arrested Development"
  • 0% King Felipe VI of Spain

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 51 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 49 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 16 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 16 responses

  • 50% This was my dream school.
  • 50% This was one of my top choices.
  • 0% This was a school I settled for (safety school).



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