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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Georgetown draws an incredible array of prominent speakers and hosts fascinating events constantly.
  2. 2
    Georgetown has brilliant students who are also socially adept.
  3. 3
    Cherry tree season and the spring are breathtaking.
  4. 4
    Hanging out on Healy lawn or the Esplanade
  5. 5
    The excellent caliber of the Hoya basketball team
  6. 6
    International students and professors with unique and diverse perspectives
  7. 7
    Hoya pride and students' spirit for their school
  8. 8
    The location in Washington, D.C., America's thriving capital
  9. 9
    Brilliant and accessible professors
  10. 10
    The entirely student-run The Corp, credit union, and orientation programs

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
96% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
93% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
93% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
63% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
71% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Great Local Atmosphere
94% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
71% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Campus Pride
60% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
90% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
68% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
64% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
61% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Learn from the Best
89% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 59% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-46% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    The meal system at Georgetown is monopolistic, and the buffet-style food does not compensate for losing all unused meals at the end of the week.
  2. 2
    Georgetown is in D.C., so it does not receive any funding from a state government. This, along with it being an elite private university, leads to a high tuition cost.
  3. 3
    There is a wide variety in the types of dorms available, meaning some are far nicer than others and a clear inequity is present among the different living situations.
  4. 4
    Georgetown has a smaller football stadium than most high schools, so the excitement surrounding America's favorite sport tends to be minimal.
  5. 5
    The neighbors have prevented a Metro stop from being built in Georgetown, so getting into D.C. can take 20 to 40 minutes.
  6. 6
    Georgetown only recently started building an endowment, so it is much lower than that of other schools of similar reputation and stature.
  7. 7
    Sometimes, rats can run outside at night.
  8. 8
    The wealthy students on campus can seem to have a dominating presence and take away from the diversity.
  9. 9
    The gym is owned by a separate company, but students are mandatory members, so few renovations or perks are provided.
  10. 10
    The school is known for its grade deflation, which gives students less competitive GPAs.

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $42,870, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
70% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $9,126.
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