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Campus Housing

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings are old and outdated. Maintenance is also very slow and unresponsive to issues that arise frequently. Mice are a frequent problem in the apartment style housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Office of Residential living needs to be more transparent to the student body. Though I have no real complaints about housing once you are already placed, Georgetown has a few changes it could make to make housing while going to Georgetown, better. For example, the recent increase in number of years required to live on campus is making many students unhappy, especially considering they changed the policy for study-abroad students as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Georgetown housing is far from lacking, even with its minor flaws. It is the only school I know of that includes a personal thermostat for each ROOM, even for freshmen. There are Britta filters available for each building or floor, laundry machines that do not destroy clothing, and very friendly housing staff.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a college dorm. Not great. Not terrible. It really depends which building you get.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is extremely convenient because classes are less than a 10 minute walk away. The rooms are small, and usually consist of two twin beds. The housing process is a lottery, which is okay.

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Students have mostly good things to say about on-campus housing. Most speak lovingly of the freshman dorms, which, if occasionally a bit well-worn, generally redeem themselves with various eccentricities. The University has, in recent years, begun to make a visible commitment to refurbishing the dorms, financial difficulties notwithstanding. Rave reviews are given for the on-campus apartments, especially for those with soaring views of the Potomac River. Even more well-renowned are the University-owned townhouses, which line the streets just off campus. They are the coveted possessions of a few hundred lucky juniors and seniors each year.

Campus housing should be a major check in the “plus” column for students thinking of coming to Georgetown. It seems that the housing shortages of recent years have been straightened out. Trying to rate a series of disparate living environments is basically futile, but it can be said that the setup of Georgetown’s campus happens to be such that each of the dorms and apartment complexes has its own peculiar advantages, which, in almost every student’s experience, vastly outweighs the disadvantages. The campus is small enough that no dorm is too far from anything.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
5,053
Average Housing Costs
$9,515
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
68%
Freshmen Living On Campus
100%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Freshman Dorms
Harbin Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Village A
Worst Freshman Dorms
Darnall Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
LXR Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection/Wi-Fi access
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Living Learning Communities (special-interest housing)
  • Smoke- and substance-free living options
Available for Rent
Mini-refrigerator

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Copley Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Building has community kitchen on each floor, as well as a laundry room. Each room has its own temperature control, and fifth-floor residents have sinks and vanities in their rooms. Copley Lawn is a common site for barbecues, fairs, and concerts.
Darnall Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Furnished community room with kitchen, laundry facilities
Harbin Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Each floor has three "clusters" of 16 residents each: a kitchen/lounge on each floor, laundry facilities, patio, and two elevators.
Kennedy, Reynolds, and McCarthy Halls (Southwest Quad)
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: The three buildings share a common first floor, recreation rooms, reading rooms, and laundry facilities. Building has community rooms and full kitchen on each floor.
LXR Hall
Floors: 6
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Building has community room and kitchen on every floor, computer lab, courtyard, laundry facilities, study rooms, and two music practice rooms. Each room has its own temperature control, too.
New South Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community rooms and laundry facilities on each floor, computer lab, sinks in each room
Village C East and West
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen (West), upperclassmen (East)
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Building has computer lab, furnished community rooms on every other floor, and laundry facilities.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Alumni Square & Townhouses
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Each apartment has furnished living/dining room and kitchen, and is approximately 700 to 800 square feet. The complex is built around a grassy courtyard
Henle Village
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Each unit has a kitchen, living room, and some units open onto a patio. It's nicknamed "The Fish Bowl" because of the way the buildings surround the area.
Nevils Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: The complex used to be the Georgetown University Hospital until the early 1930s. Each unit has full kitchen. Building shares an outdoor courtyard with adjoining LXR and easy access to LXR computer lab. These apartments are particularly popular with upperclassman students because of their large size.
University Townhouses
Floors: 2 or 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Some townhouses are designated historic by the Georgetown Historical Society. Each unit varies in size and layout, but each is furnished with a full kitchen and washer and dryer and basements that can be used for study areas or TV rooms. Many also have patios or porches.
Village A
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Each unit has own entrance, full kitchen, double bedrooms, private temperature control. Some units have private balconies with sliding glass doors and a view of the Potomac River, others share outdoor patios, and rooftop units have large decks. There are three floor plans: one-level, split-level, and two-level

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 84 responses

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  • Overall building quality
  • Amenities/perks
  • Cleanliness
  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

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