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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 63 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars

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Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

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.

Academics

The school's international affairs program is unparalleled. Often referred to as the "West Point of Foreign Service", the Walsh School of Foreign Service provides a background in international affairs with some of the best professors in the world. Reading is intensive, professors are fluent and amazing, and class topics range widely.

College Life

D.C. provides a backdrop for social life that is ripe with events and places of interest. The Kennedy Center of Performing Arts puts on a free show everyday, the Smithsonian museums are close by, and shopping in Georgetown is a great way to relax. Few places offer as much excitement, and as great an environment as Georgetown does.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

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.

Academics

I am in the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and I have come to realize that our classes and professors are some of the best offered at the university. Class size is never above 25 students per professor, and although the workload is extremely vigorous, I don't mind. I'm in a graduate program, preparing for my career, and I appreciate that the workload is challenging. GPPI offers a wide variety of courses, with an emphasis on quantitative methods and economic foundations, and I really value the opportunity to be trained in such a valuable skillset. The professors at Georgetown are some of the leaders in their fields, and have been nothing but helpful and accomodating of students' needs.

College Life

As a graduate student who also works full-time, I don't get a lot of chances to participate in the social atmosphere, but from what I hear from other students, the variety of clubs and student organizations at Georgetown is almost overwhelming. There are so many opportunities to get involved in whatever interests you, from consulting clubs to intramural sports. DC is a wonderful place to live, and many students take advantage of what the city has to offer.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

This is my first semester and so far i'm totally in love with Georgetown University. I couldn't ask for more support in the program I'm enrolled in. The campus is beautiful and I love the energized staff and students.

Academics

The workload is just what I expected...hard. Theirs a lot of reading assigned, more so then I'm used to. The classes are really in-depth, though and the professors are knowledgeable. I spend a great deal of time at the library.

College Life

It's super easy to get involved with a group, or club, or cause...their's always something happening on campus. Also, the school is located in a great part of DC. The area is safe and really walk-able.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Georgetown University has a place for everyone. Looking back on my last 3 years at the university, I have meet a diverse group of students. When I mean diverse, I am refering to cultural, ethnic, economic, and most importantly personality diversity. No two people are the same, and no two people share the same experience. This is not to say that shared experiences are few, rather that as a whole, experiences vary. Some of my most memorable experiences are those made with my dance crew FDFD which takes in dancers with dance experience and those without experience. It trains them not only to dance but the make each choreography their own, and feel comfortable just letting loose, trusting their body, and trusting that there is a huge group behind them supporting them. We do not dance alone. That feeling that I have when performing, that feeling of security and of being part of a whole helps orient me in global life. Each person is part of a whole and one mistake could make the whole look bad but the whole can work together to minimize or fix the mistake of the few.

Academics

Georgetown carries a large course schedule that includes not only classes on the arts but on the sciences. Georgetown classes are generally very small in order to promote more student-teacher interactions. The class size also makes it easier to interact with and work alongside one's classmates. The workload is standard for that of a normal college. One can take classes that have heavier workloads or find classes with smaller ones. However, the workload is not, overall, burdening on the student population considering that "homework time" is a social activity that not only helps bring one closer to that 4.0 GPA but also to one's friends and classmates. The professors at Georgetown are not only some of the knowledgeable in their fields of study, but they have valuable and priceless work and life experience that applies to the subjects at hand. This adds a deeper dimension to one's studies because it transforms information acquired in class from abstract to concrete terms.

College Life

There is a limited, if not, nonexistent Greek life on campus. However, the clubs, sports, and other organizations compensate for this shortcoming. They act not only as a means of satisfying one's educational and extracurricular needs, but one's social and familial needs as well. Considering most students at Georgetown are not from the surrounding area, most students feel some need to establish a family away from home. Some students find it in their friends, and some also find it in the organizations (cultural, educational, professional, etc.), clubs, and sports teams that share their common interests. Campus life is very hectic and busy, usually filled with a lot of university events. However, the university is a strong proponent of student involvement in the planning, enforcing, and enacting of these events. Therefore, campus life is not made up solely of university-student relations, but also student-student relations, and professor-student relations. Campus safety is very thorough. They have a presence on campus during the day and at night. They engage in facilitating and responding to personal disturbances, neighborhood disturbances, and escort services. They strive to provide a equal, fair, and safe environment for learning and for enjoying campus/night/student life at all hours. Athletics at Georgetown are very diverse, but most of the attention is drawn to the schools prestigious and famous basketball team. Basketball games are held at the Verizon Center downtown. They are a huge social event and rite of passage for a Georgetown student. You have not been fully integrated into the university until you have experience waiting outside the doors to the Verizon Center (sometimes for hours) and rushing to get your seat in the student section.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Georgetown is a fantastic school with its only fault in its lack of true diversity and limitations with most the facilities including the housing and athletic center. The best part is that everyone here is smart.

Academics

Georgetown has many liberal arts requirements. I am in the business school, so I have liberal arts requirements on top of the business school requirements on top of my major requirements. Workload often depends on which professors one takes.

College Life

Lack of Greek life leads students to meet more people through classes, activities, and each other. Basketball is huge during the season too. Drinking is pretty big in the social scene, but some people choose to not participate.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I love Georgetown. While it has its flaws, overall it's a great school with dedicated professors and enthusiastic and hardworking students. In high school, I only ever clicked with a few people, who were interested in culture, politics, and the world itself. But at school, I'm surrounded by people who want to learn more and to better themselves. It makes me want to work harder and be better. Coming to Georgetown, I had anticipated no longer being at the top of my class, but I wanted it to be that way. I've learned so much from my peers, who have incredible work ethics and insightful experiences to share. However, the hardest part has been navigating social circles at school. The majority of my initial friends were classmates and floor mates. We don't have a Greek system, which is actually great. The alternative to frats and sororities, however, is our clubs and organizations. Most people are involved in 3-4 clubs. It took me a while before I finally found an organization that I felt comfortable in. It's a mentoring program that I absolutely love, called ASK. The people are fantastic and the kids we work with, while challenging at times, are amazing. Additionally, I've made friends through alternative spring break trips and other organizations. The key is to stay involved and sign-up for things outside of your comfort zone, which will help you to meet new people and find your niche.

Academics

Georgetown has four different schools, the College, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the McDonough School of Business, and the School of Foreign Service (SFS). The College is the largest of the four offering a liberal arts education. The School of Nursing and Health Studies essentially offers anything health related and is the smallest (and sometimes forgotten) school, and as a result is also the most tight-knit. The B-School is a pretty typical B-School and student hardly ever have classes on Fridays. And the SFS, offers degrees to prepare one for the foreign service. However, over the years the programs have become more varied and focused on particular issues. The typical SFS student participated in Model U.N. throughout high school and can talk your ear off about an aid issue in Central Africa. The SFS also has the most requirements, including, 4 economics classes and a language proficiency. As a student in the SFS, I've had great experiences with my professors. who usually have first-hand experience with the international issue they're teaching, (i.e. a professor, who had been the head of USAID, teaches an international aid seminar). Do your best to take advantage of your time with these professors. They know their issues backward and forward, and your interest (especially during office hours) can almost always help your grade. Additionally, if you take the time to know your professor they can provide you with the contacts you need in their field. The best classes I've had, however, come with a pretty copious reading load. Some classes have taken 8-person reading groups to get the readings accomplished. If you're in an intensive language class, expect it to take up the majority of your time. Class sizes vary, but typically it won't be larger than 250 people. While I came into college wanting smaller class sizes, I've found that large lecture classes have been my favorite. These classes typically involve TA-led discussion sections. TA's are pretty hit and miss, but remember, they're largely responsible for your grade so figure out what they want from the get go. Overall, I've done fairly well academically, but I've also spent more time in the library than any other place on campus. While the work isn't as time consuming for some of my other friends, I've had to take huge steps to catch up with them academically and it's taken a lot of work. I've even had tutors for my Chinese classes, who were free through our resource center. So take advantage of all the academic resources, because they're there!

College Life

As I mentioned before, the social atmosphere starts with the clubs and organizations your belong to. The closest thing to a frat that we have is the Corp., the largest student run non-profit corporation. They run three coffee places, a grocery store, snack store, and a summer storage program. The majority of the people in the Corp are the extroverts that are involved in everything on campus. They're super outgoing and the life of the party. They're interview process, while exclusive, involves questions, such as, "If you had a spirit animal what would it be?" For some people it's the perfect niche, but for others, there are a slew of other clubs and organizations, whether you want something service-related or something food-related, you can find a club that suits your interests. Literally everyone is involved in 2-3 clubs (that's what happens when everyone was the editor-in-chief, class president, or club president, in high school). That's usually one of the first ways to find a "family" of sorts, or at least people to party with on the weekend, aside from your floor mates or teammates. By virtue of being located in the middle of a city full of internship opportunities and tourist attractions, the student body is less concentrated than one located in a small college town. While we avidly support our Hoyas, especially the men's basketball team, there is a shortage for school spirit. Tailgating doesn't exist outside the Verizon center in downtown D.C., where our basketball team plays. However, while we aren't the best fans across the board (especially for the other teams), when we aren't studying, most of us try to take advantage of the multitude of things to do in the city, whether it's going to the Smithsonian, eating in Dupont, or seeing a show at the 9:30 club. Our social scene isn't contained by an isolated campus, therefore, it's more spread out and sometime harder to navigate. But it's still a good time!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Georgetown University is an exceptional university to join. Because it is located in a city where crucial international decisions take place, the students can be part of the process through different internship and programs offered by the school. On the other hand, the environment meets all expectations. It is place where one can study and focus 100 percent in schoolwork as well as a fun place to be. It is minutes away from bars and restaurants of many types. It is also very close to museums and city attractions. The best experience I had up to now is getting to know people who respect different thoughts and are eager to learn and share their opinions with you. Having said that, I would recommend any student to be willing to learn from others and meet as many people as possible in the university. Since it is one of the best schools in the United States, the networking experience you get to acquire is one of a kind.

Academics

The knowledge level and experience of the professors make every class be enriching and while being dynamic they deliver all the material in the best possible way. Also, all the faculty and staff members make sure your inquiries are met and patiently work with you until you clarify all your doubts. There is always a faculty member willing to help you succeed providing you with their best and sincere advise. Class sizes are pretty small and students benefit from that since professors get to know all strengths and weaknesses of everyone in the class. When it comes to workload, I could argue that it is reasonable but demanding. It is a great school and professors expect realistic but outstanding outcomes from students.

College Life

When it comes to social atmosphere, you can meet people who share common interests with you. Since students get together from all around the world one has the opportunity to share with people alike and learn from different cultures. Just minutes away from the campus you can find nice clubs for all tastes and it is not dangerous to wonder around since the university is located in a safe neighborhood. There are different organizations depending on ones interest. If you like to do research or go hiking you will find people to go with. When it comes to weekend activities, those same organizations often plan different events. On the other hand, when there are no plans within the university, one can always go for a walk by the Potomac River or have a drink or grab a snack in one of Georgetown’s bars or restaurants.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2006

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

The best part about Georgetown is its diversity. Almost 30% of the incoming batch in my program consists of international students and in each and every group activity I have been involved in, there has been atleast one international student. I get to learn a lot from these peers

Academics

The course content is well thought out and is extremely helpful. The program I am in just underwent a curriculum revamp. The incoming students from the 2014 batch will have 6 week modules instead of 8 week modules. That means much crisper content.

College Life

Campus life is great. Students get to participate in many clubs and organizations while on campus. For food and nightlife, DC is great as well. The active community in DC keeps you on your toes. Whether it is the gourmet club, social activities, or acitivities related to your field of interest, there is always something to do in Georgetown


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

Georgetown is a well rounded school because it advocates Cura personalis, or care for the entire person. Students are committed to academic excellence in addition to spiritual and emotional well being.

Academics

The Arabic instructors are some of the best and brightest in the country. Most of my economics professors were not passionate about their subject matter, and they failed to explain economics clearly and simply.

College Life

Georgetown has a vibrant social atmosphere with its cultural, religious, academic, and athletic clubs. There are numerous community service opportunities. Campus safety is good, but could be improved.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

The school has a beautiful campus and it's very easy to get around campus without getting lost. Georgetown lives up to its prestigious reputation and rigorous class expectations. I like the friendly faculty and diversity throughout.

Academics

The classes are fairly small (no more than 40 people) usually. The professors are outstanding in my opinion.

College Life

There is a club/orginization for everyone at Georgetown. The GU basketball team... Need I say more? School spirit is high and understandable seeing How gifted the althetic programs are. The Faculty and students are very helpful and welcoming.


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