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.