Georgetown University

Washington, DC

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Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Georgetown University Student Essentials

Georgetown University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Hoyas
Website: www.georgetown.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $42,870
Out-of-State Tuition: $42,870
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 20,533
Year Established: 1789

About Georgetown University

As a Georgetown University Hoya, you’ll find yourself amidst an academic tradition that’s nearly as old as the United States. You’ll also be part of one of the most respected and well-known universities in the world, and a diverse student body of nearly 17,000 intellectually driven people.

Georgetown is divided into the following schools and colleges:

  • Georgetown College
  • McDonough School of Business
  • School of Foreign Service
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Law Center
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • School of Nursing & Health Studies

About 50 undergraduate majors are available, as well as several areas of graduate study. Georgetown’s academics place an emphasis on studying abroad, offering many opportunities to do so. Approximately 60% of Georgetown students take advantage of these opportunities.

Georgetown’s location is one of its strongest features. The nation’s capital is packed with opportunities, and student life at Georgetown might include sampling the local music scene, catching a show at the National Theatre or working an internship at any number of businesses or government institutions.

Ability to pay tuition is not a factor in Georgetown’s undergraduate admissions. Because of this, the university pledges to meet its students’ demonstrated need through a variety of financial aid programs. Need-based financial aid is also available for graduate students, as well as merit scholarships, research assistantships and fellowships.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 63 Reviews

75% of students gave Georgetown University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Overall, Georgetown is an amazing place to go to college. The location gives you an experience that I think is unlike any other college experience. Georgetown has a real campus, so you get the feel of a small liberal arts college. It is also located within the amazing neighborhood of Georgetown, which makes it seem like a college town in a sense (one you might see at a state school). But at the same time, downtown D.C., the monuments, the museums, and the Capitol are all a short Metro ride away. Georgetown offers an amazing academic environment with plenty of the world's leading academicians and professionals actively involved in our campus. It is amazing to walk by the new Secretary of Defense's Office, to hear Secretary of State Clinton speak, and to go to a conference with Supreme Commander of NATO James L. Jones just a few feet away. Georgetown brings so many possibilities, that it is often difficult to choose between various opportunities.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Georgetown's reputation is beyond the pale. It is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the nation, let alone Washington DC, and graduates of Georgetown have gone on to be the leaders of rapidly globalizing world. I feel truly honored to be a part of that community, and I think that is what I like best about attending Georgetown. My peers are diverse, intellectually stimulating, and will be invaluable resources for me in my career endeavors. If I could offer a tip for prospective students, it would be to take advantage of what DC has to offer in terms of internships and career opporunities while still attending school. Georgetown has a wodnerful alumni network that students should tap into, and students should absolutely explore a wide variety of professional settings during their studies to get a better sense of what interests them. If I had to pick one memorable experience so far, it would have to be having the opportunity to hear Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai speak at Georgetown in the winter of 2013. That was truly an honor, and it's exciting to think that Georgetown has the capability to produce such fascinating speakers and guests of the university.


Georgetown University Map & Location

Georgetown University
37th and O St NW
Washington, DC 20057


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Getting Around Georgetown University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Washington, DC

Winter
Dec
46
29
Jan
43
25
Feb
47
28
Spring
Mar
56
35
Apr
68
44
May
77
54
Summer
Jun
85
63
Jul
89
68
Aug
87
67
Fall
Sep
80
60
Oct
69
47
Nov
58
38

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 9,526
Freshman Class 1,599
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 20,533

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 63%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 7%
African American 6%
Caucasian 63%
Asian 9%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 46%
Graduate 54%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 14%
Domestic 86%

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