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  • 08/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 out of 41 people found this review useful. 1 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    City lovers, overachievers, relaxed, ambitious, fun-loving, explorers, artsy...the list goes on. Anyone can find their niche here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get carried away by the distractions. By that I mean it's SO easy to get sidetracked by all the great stuff outside of school when it's so close and available. You have a great opportunity to get to learn things from some of the most knowledgeable and reputable professors in the world. Take advantage of that and develop a close bond with your professors and mentors. Get involved in school clubs and organizations but don't get involved in so many that you don't have time to breathe. Find the ones that mean the most to you and stick with them. Last but not least, work hard but play hard as well! Don't forget college is also about social networking as well so break out of your mold and make some different types of friends :)

    Bang for the buck

    One thing that is holding a lot of students back from applying/going to Georgetown is the huge bill. I admit, Georgetown is crazy expensive but don't forget there are always scholarships and financial aid! I would say Georgetown is definitely worth it, whether it be the education, the reputation, or the experience. My only complaint is about the facilities. Being in a city definitely also has its disadvantages. Space is one, and cleanliness is the second. The campus is small, which is good sometimes, but that means spaces can also be kind of cramped. Also, I hate to admit but some places are definitely downright dirty...Yates (the gym) for example... Some facilities are also kind of old but that is a small matter. Leo's (the dining hall) does not have the best of food but I guess the lack of great food there is made up by great food outside of school. These are mostly trivial matters for me so they don't influence my take on the worth that much.

    Am enjoying being here

    One of my favorite things about Georgetown is its location. When I was considering colleges, location was a huge factor for me. I've always been a city person so when it came to choosing, I was really happy that Georgetown was in D.C. The Georgetown neighborhood is really all you can ask for in a college town. You have a campus, and you also have great surroundings outside of campus. Between M street and the Potomac River and even further into D.C., you have everything you need. M Street is fantastic for a day (or night) out with your friends just shopping and dining. If you want a nice jog, a relaxing picnic or boat ride, a spot along the Potomac River is what you would like. If you want something more challenging or further away, take the GUTS bus to the Rosslyn metro station and figure it out from there: go into the heart of D.C to visit monuments & monuments! The best part about being in D.C. is all the opportunities you'll have. There are about a million internships and jobs just calling your name! Again, to sum it up, work & play are in perfect balance here.

    Am learning a lot

    This really depends on the individual and what kind of learning you feel is most valuable. Academically speaking, obviously if you choose to slack off and focus on socializing, you might not do so hot even if your classes are awesome. For the most part, like any other school, there are easy and hard classes. Most of my professors so far have been enjoyable & interesting and the classes have definitely expanded my knowledge about the subject. The key is to balance your required classes with your electives. That way you can make sure you get your required courses out of the way in time for you to enjoy some fun classes in your junior & senior year. In a different manner of learning, I guarantee that you will learn much about life being here. You'll definitely get to understand people and the real world more once you live here. Not only do you have to learn how to adjust living in a close-knit community (not to mention, a roommate everyday) you also have to learn how to live on your own, away from home. Also, Georgetown has great school spirit so learning the history of your school and everything about it is a must! To sum it all up, Georgetown has a great balance of academics and fun.

  • 01/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 out of 28 people found this review useful. 2 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgetown is a great place for a wide variety of students so long as they are motivated to succeed. Students must be willing to work hard but they will find the opportunities to pursue virtually any field of interest. Georgetown is particularly strong in the fields of Foreign Service, History, International Relations, Politics, Business Management, Finance, Theology, Life Sciences, Nursing, and pre-med. Anyone interested in studying in these fields or generally liberal arts at an elite university should consider Georgetown.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should pursue a vigorous and well balanced high school course load. Apply early action since there is no requirement of attendance upon early admission and in many years the acceptance rate has been higher for early applicants. Do schedule an alumnus interview and prepare relevant questions. I also recommend writing a short personal thank you note to your interviewer.

    Bang for the buck

    A degree from Georgetown takes you places. With the degree comes a thorough and useable education both in liberal arts and specialty areas. The university is well known and respected worldwide opening up a huge range of job opportunities. Also, do not be fooled by the tuition numbers given for Georgetown. Technically the total cost of attendance is approximately 55,000 per year. However, Georgetown's policy is to meet full demonstrated financial need with grants and scholarships meaning that many students are attending for a fraction of the advertised price.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a top University, Georgetown requires its students to work hard and there is a lot of reading involved, particularly in the liberal arts core classes. However, life at the University is not all work and no play. Georgetown has a strong, but very optional, party scene. If you want to go out on the weekend or in the evening there is plenty to do but the campus is not soaked in alcohol like many state schools. The campus is absolutely beautiful and just outside the gates is Washington, DC and the Georgetown neighborhood brimming with great shopping, entertainment, dining, and nightlife. Besides the locational factors, the atmosphere at Georgetown makes it a wonderful place to be. The students are active and engaged in their community. They are social and accepting. All of these factors combine to make it a place where anyone can feel happy and at home.

    Am learning a lot

    Georgetown provides a very stimulating academic environment with the flexibility to choose fields that interest you. Some of the basic, general education requirements, like English or Theology, can be tedious depending on your interests. However, these classes are more than made up for by the wide range of classes available in other departments.

  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 28 people found this review useful. 3 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Over-achievers. Outgoing. Community service oriented. Sporty. Smart. Funny. Diverse. Basically everyone. Georgetown is an open campus and students are free to express themselves. I am an Asian-American student and have never felt discriminated against or anything of that nature. I feel Georgetown is welcoming and inviting. HOYA SAXA

    Tips for prospective students

    Georgetown is a lot of work but worth it. There is no point in missing classes. This past school year, all of my classes took attendance. For one class, attendance was 25% of the grade. Also if you do the math, each class you miss is $100 wasted. Get involved. You are in the nation's capital. There are so many things to do and see and get involved in. Get outside the Georgetown Bubble. Georgetown is not a frat school. However there are some Greek organizations here. For example, I am a member of Alpha Phi Omega which is a co-ed community service frat. There are parties and what not hosted by clubs and sport teams.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 4 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to work hard and wants to achieve. Given its location, this school is especially good for those interested in studying political science, government, business, or languages.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack during your senior year and take challenging courses. Apply Early Action, which is non-binding, and set up your interview for a time when you will not be overly stressed. Make sure that you write a compelling application essay and that you give your teacher ample time to write his or her recommendation letter. Most importantly, visit campus if at all possible. Being on campus is one of the best ways to determine whether you will be happy at Georgetown. (Also, if you visit, don't step on the seal!) If you are admitted, be sure to participate in one of the pre-orientation programs.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgetown's tuition is admittedly high; Georgetown was ranked America's ninth most expensive college in Forbes' 2010 report. However, the opportunities to network, intern, and work while living in Washington, D.C., are second to none. Also, Georgetown has built a solid reputation in the academic and working community; regardless of what major is pursued, the degree and knowledge acquired are well worth the monetary sacrifice.

    Am enjoying being here

    The opportunities to participate are endless at Georgetown. Student organizations focus on culture, sexual orientation, athletics, food, service, politics, and much more. Georgetown students work hard and play hard. The campus is small which creates a relatively tight-knit community but students can easily access the larger D.C. community via the Metro Transit system.

    Am learning a lot

    There will be challenging classes, and there will be classes that are simply unlike any high school class. Depending on your prior knowledge, there will be some classes where the expectations seem unrealistic, but it is possible to excel. The professors are passionate about the subjects that they teach and are, for the most part, engaging and informative. The variety of classes offered allow students to study a wide range of subjects even if the student has no background in that particular field.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 5 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Georgetown does not recognize sororities or fraternities, but there are a few underground fraternities. Social activity is based on clubs and organizations instead.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgetown has just about every club imaginable, with the opportunity for students to create new ones. Hoya basketball is also a pretty big deal.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgetown is great for highly motivated and politically active students who have an interest in the world around them and share some commitment to helping those in need.

    Bang for the buck

    While Georgetown is incredibly expensive, the payoff is worth it. Georgetown will afford you with unbelievable opportunities and insights you could not gain anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do on campus that students often neglect the wonders and opportunities of Washington, DC. Most museums and monuments are free, there are clubs, tons of ethnic restaurants, the list goes on and on.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall gets old after a while, but there are lots of healthy options and Georgetown is ranked highly in the nation for its vegan/vegetarian selections.

    Dorm Life

    The freshmen dorms are small, but there is dorm pride associated with every single dorm. Campus policy is pretty strict regarding alcohol so there aren't many parties in dorms, most of that takes place off-campus or in upper-classmen housing.

    Academic Rigor

    You cannot get through Georgetown taking only easy classes, but students here aren't looking for that either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Emphasize your community service and leadership skills. Georgetown is focused on building world leaders and, as a Jesuit institution, values community service.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is an amazing place for those interested in politics, international affairs, and languages. Students here are ambitious, worldly, and diverse in their interests. There is an incredible amount of school pride on and off campus.

  • 06/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 15 people found this review useful. 6 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Most mainstream people (preps, jocks, nerds, etc.) will fit in, especially if they are impassioned and intelligent.

    Tips for prospective students

    The administration can be trying at times, but the faculty and student body are engaging and unique. Washington, DC, cannot be topped. It is a fantastic place for internships and job offers. It is cultural and always evolving.

    Bang for the buck

    The administration has a unique idea of what a budget intails. Budgets for end-of-the-year parties are huge, as are some club budgets. However, we still do not have wireless internet because it is too expensive.

  • 11/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 7 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There's a strong emphasis on social justice/volunteering. Also, internationalism and politics.

    Tips for prospective students

    I came here thinking that I would be exploring DC virtually every weekend. That is not the case--because I don't make it a priority and also there are literally hundreds of things/events happening every night. So, make it a point to go into DC because it is soooo easy to stay on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Georgetown allocates its money well (for the most part) and I feel that it's worth the insanely high Cost-of-Attendance.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really love Georgetown. Honestly, I applied to Georgetown as a safety school and wound up matriculating. For a private college campus, Georgetown is Extremely diverse. It's so awesome to walk through Red Square (or anywhere else on campus, for that matter) and to learn other languages being spoken; to walk down M Street and be able to sample Middle Eastern, Indian, American & Latin American food; to have the option of going to a Jon Stewart Rally or meeting President Barack Obama; and then, at the end of the day, go back to your common room and have an interesting intellectual debate about China's GDP, Health Care or even the mediocrity of Georgetown Cupcakes.

    Am learning a lot

    I definitely feel that I am learning a lot more in my classes relative to my friends at peer institutions. I'm currently taking an intensive language and several discussion-based courses. I feel I'm learning a lot and I am able to apply my newly acquired knowledge to daily conversations and situations.

  • 05/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 8 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded intellectuals who are excited by the thought of being able to take advantage of Georgetown's location.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before you apply (or before you decide to enroll)- this also goes for every school you're considering. You get a feel for the campus and your gut will tell you if that is the place in which you belong!

    Bang for the buck

    My biggest concern when applying to schools was the financial aid. Georgetown's aid was by far the best (it even beat another Ivy's offer) and I cannot believe I am paying close to nothing to attend this fall!

    Will enjoy being here

    I spent a few weeks on campus this past summer and also went to the GAAP (admitted students) weekend and the campus is very lively and the students are surprisingly very friendly. The city is incredible. I'm sure it'll be hard to not go crazy with all the activities next year.

    Will learn a lot

    Georgetown is known for its challenging environment but also very supportive students and teachers.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 9 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    hard-workers, city lovers, vegetarians, government majors, International ______ majors, intelligent, passionate, outgoing people. Anyone can fit in here and find where they belong.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let Senioritis get the best of you! Learn how to study and manage your time and money BEFORE you get to college!

    Bang for the buck

    Georgetown's bill is a huge dent in your pocket, but it's completely worth. The degree you'll get in the long-run will take you places and help you get hired by the world's best companies; what more could you ask for? Plus the financial aid packages here are AMAZING!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here; the location is great! There is never a dull moment on the campus, and even if you feel like there is there are so many attractions nearby that can entertain you. There are monuments, memorials, and even the White House are are in walking distance, plus if shopping is your thing then there is M Street which is filled with superb stores and restaurants. Plus it helps that DC is a university center, so Howard, George Washington, and American are nearby too.

    Am learning a lot

    The courses at Georgetown are taguth by amazing professors who genuinely enjoy the subject they are teaching and present the information in a way that actually helps the students learn. Yes, Georgetown may have a large workload to deal with but the amount of information you learn is plentiful and relates to everyday life and other classes taught at Georgetown.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 10 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Georgetown is great for everyone. There are great athletic programs. Great cultural opportunities. Everyone at Georgetown seem to be very well rounded. There is a lot of studying that goes on around campus but everyone also knows how to have fun also.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you become involved very early. The early that you join organizations and clubs the earlier that you will make friends and really feel like you belong to the Georgetown University community. Also make sure that you join clubs and organizations that you never would have joined in high school. It's a great way to get out of your comfort zone and see all the great diverse things Georgetown has to offer. Make sure that you see you go to your professor's office hours. This is a good way to connect with your professors and they are more lenient when grading your papers if they know you better.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgetown is expensive and also Washington DC itself is expensive as well. However, the value of the education that you receive and the opportunities that you become exposed to are well worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do at Georgetown. There are so many extra curricular activities to get involved in on campus. Also Georgetown has such a diverse population that you can easily make friends with people here.

    Am learning a lot

    Every class I have taken so far has been challenging and engaging.

  • 09/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 11 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, carefree, independent, focus, driven.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go partying during the weekday, it will be tempting because most freshman come from small towns and aren't use to the carefree environment were you can basically do whatever you want and no one will stop you. You are an adult when you come here so don't assume that someone here will clean up your mess, take responsibility for your actions. As a freshman you will also get homesick but don't be absorbed into that! People here are very nice trust me!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are amazing, I've not only learned about myself but about other cultures and how ultimately we are all united. This is the type of carefree learning environment were you will be pressured by other students to slack however it is important you stay on track. If you are looking to party on Thirsty Thursday take my advice and don't. Focus on studying, you've been accepted into this amazing institution, don't forget that.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    4 out of 19 people found this review useful. 12 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    academically inclined

    Tips for prospective students

    keep the applications rolling

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    hard-working, driven kids, athletes seeking exposure. A lot of kids here party and drink a lot, but you don't have to feel left out if you don't (because a lot of kids are faking lol)

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying, write about what your most passionate about. Write about things you live for or something truly meaningful. Its okay to be different, weird, or take moderate risks with your essay.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm on scholarship, otherwise I would be miserable. Very expensive school and very over-priced area.

    Am enjoying being here

    Overall enjoyable experience

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are challenging, but manageable. If your able to get it, you will definitely be able to handle the coursework.

  • 10/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is for serious studious students not the partying type of students

    Tips for prospective students

    When selected do CHARMS for selecting a roommate. Adhere to all deadlines. They really stick to them.

    Bang for the buck

    You can only have one major and obtain certificates in other areas. Certificates are like minors. Review them before applying.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many student groups and organizations students can join. Select a few and have fun,

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the School of Foreign Service. The courses are specifically designed for what I would like to do. They have an excellent intensive course on a variety of lang

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No worries

    Greek Life

    Very small, but trust me everyone I know prefers our greek system to that of other largely Greek schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    Corp, student run stores. Credit Union. GUSIF, endless opportunities all very fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back but smart students who can find time for school and socializing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Half price wingos on Wednesdays.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but what college isn't.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and intermural sports are a great way to pass the time and often have fun parties. There is always something to do D.C. is a big city and the school is big enough where you will get to know many people and organize group events but not so big that you will stop meeting new people.

    Food and Dining

    Leos, the dining hall, has everything you could want. Some people prefer the many deli type restaurants but in combination there is no chance you will be left starving or unsatisfied.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms grow on you. Whether you like everyone in your building at the beginning of the year or not by the end of the year it is typical to be close with most of your dorm mates. The rooms and buildings themselves are nice also.

    Academic Rigor

    Very hard, and rightfully prestigious for its academics. Having been said, it is not to difficult if you work hard and stay on top of the course work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a lot of student organizations and meet new people, never limit constrain yourself to a small group. Explore D.C. Go to the bball games.

    In three sentences

    I love Georgetown for the friendly and casual environment. Unlike most top tier Universities Georgetown has a great balance of academic rigor and mellow students. The best of both worlds, it is an ideal school for the 4 best years of your life.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Like any other university, there is a bit of danger if you wander out in the late night. Campus security does patrol all day and night, and if ever in any situation where you need to call 911, it is better to call campus security because they respond and get to you much quicker.

    Greek Life

    There is somewhat of a greek life at Georgetown, but it is not as prominent as other universities. Sororities and fraternities exist, but they focus on more than just the partying.

    Clubs and Activities

    Model United Nations and International Relations club are big on campus, as well as crew. Personally, I enjoy being a part of the Ballroom team, as well as the running club. There are a variety of clubs that range from community service, athletics, cultural groups, debate, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student would be happy. Of course you have to work and finish all of the homework but honestly, Georgetown has a melting pot for the undergraduate and graduate classes. The diversity here one of a kind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of the founder of the school, and before you graduate you must take a picture on John Carroll's lap. A silly tradition yes, but not the only one on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    For me, being able to call myself a Hoya is a complete blessing, Although it is expensive, there are plenty of resources that the university utilizes in order to ensure that every student can afford to attend. I know that without the help, I would not have had the chance to attend such an amazing university.

    What to do for fun

    Trips to the Smithsonian, the waterfront, the monuments, sculpture gardens, etc! DC, especially the Georgetown area, offers so much to do all year round because the options are endless. You can go to the local market, you can rent a boat and paddle on the Potomac River, you can easily make a weekend trip to New York

    Food and Dining

    Although the cafeteria food does suffice when vanquishing hunger, the best option I recommend is having casual outings in DC. There are plenty of options for food, the diversity of it all and the price ranges make dining out affordable for everyone. I like the cafeteria food, but I strongly suggest that you get out there on M street and enjoy the restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you dorm, your experiences will range but all in all, dorm life is a great start to the year. I found my closest friends through this part of my first year. Moreover, I also established my second home. Dorm life will make you an independent individual while at the same time you will see that everyone is doing the same thing.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgetown is known throughout the globe as a rigorous university. The academic portion it is challenging, but it is for the best. The teachers are geniuses, and the classes cover all of the information that you want to obtain.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying, be yourself and share the story you want to share. Do not be afraid of the tuition cost, or to ask for help from alumni, teachers, counselors, or anyone that you trust with this process because they will be more than happy to hear that you are applying to Georgetown. Relax and trust in your efforts, your confidence and your success will shine through.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is the definition of a melting pot because it brings students from all over the world to one place; to build long lasting friendships while striving to make their aspirations a reality. Everyone is accepting, friendly, and willing to help you out; both in faculty and fellow students. The academic portion of the university is challenging but at the end of the day it is one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever had.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Georgetown has a gated campus and within the gates students generally feel very safe. It is common to see people walking alone late at night. However, much of Georgetown's social life goes beyond the gates into the Georgetown area as a whole. The campus police and D.C. police have a large presence in the area and respond quickly to any security threats. However, there are security issues such as theft and personal assault that occur every year.

    Greek Life

    Georgetown University does not officially recognize Greek life of any kind. However, there are both fraternities and sororities that are unofficially connected to the University. Greek life is not a central component of campus life but it is available to students if they are interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgetown has an incredible number of clubs and activities offered to students. The most unique aspect of Georgetown's clubs and activities is the number of student-started organizations. For example, there is a student-run bank on campus (Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union), a student-run business (the Corp) which is the largest entirely student-run (501)c3 non-profit corporation in the world, and a student-run ambulance service (Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service). Georgetown has highly competitive Division I sports teams and strong club and intramural sports teams. There are many opportunities to get involved with theater and music on campus. In addition to on-campus opportunities many students take advantage of the location in D.C. to get internships, jobs, and volunteer positions in the greater D.C. area.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Georgetown has many traditions, the most apparent and simultaneously the most confusing of which is the tradition of calling Georgetown students Hoyas. Every Georgetown student and faculty member is a Hoya. This word is derived from Georgetown's beloved saying Hoya Saxa, which does not have any direct translation but is used very frequently to cheer for teams, to greet friends, to sign off on emails, and to convey and Georgetown-related message.

    Bang for the buck

    Georgetown is very expensive; however, many students receive a substantial financial aid and scholarship offer. One great thing about Georgetown is that as far as cost-of-living is concerned its location in D.C. makes it possible for a student to adjust their lifestyle to accommodate different budgetary needs.

    What to do for fun

    Georgetown has a plethora of opportunities to have fun because of its on and off campus cultures and its location in D.C. A basic sample of common events includes speeches, plays, trips to the free D.C. museums, parties, bar nights, and any other adventure in D.C. you can imagine. A typical night might include eating dinner at a friend's house, going to a low key party in someones apartment, then going to a party in a townhouse, and finishing the night at a local bar.

    Food and Dining

    Georgetown has one central cafeteria named Leo O'Donovan Dining Hall, nicknamed, Leo's. Having a centralized cafeteria is loved by many students because there are many options, including good vegetarian and vegan options, and it is easy to find friends to eat with because many students eat at Leo's. Some students find the single cafeteria to be too limiting and these students drop their meal plan down and eat in the many Georgetown area restaurants or shop for groceries in the local supermarkets.

    Dorm Life

    Nearly every Georgetown freshman lives in a double in one of the four freshman dorms. Beyond freshman year most students live in on-campus apartments, suites, and townhouses as well as in off-campus houses. The townhouse opportunities are unique to Georgetown because students get to live with a group of friends in a house as early as sophomore year.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgetown is internationally renowned and professors expect a lot of their students. Georgetown students seem to be naturally driven individuals who are accustomed to working hard to ensure that they produce their best possible work. However, Georgetown students are not openly competitive; it is very rare to hear anyone mention their G.P.A. and most students want to be seen as fun-loving academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    A prospective student would do well to think about what unique things have defined their life. Georgetown wants a student body full of unique students, not just the students with the best test scores. On campus it is common to hear someone say something along the lines of, Everyone here has done something so interesting I cannot believe we all ended up in one place.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is a pre-professional University with a very diverse student body. Georgetown has a strong international reputation and many students travel abroad, study abroad, or work abroad during their four years. Georgetown is unique because it has a large, gated campus within a major city.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Occasional burglaries but considering it is in DC very safe. I have never felt threatened in campus or had something stolen (but I'm always sure to lock my door even when at home).

    Greek Life

    There is no official Greek life at Georgetown- this is a good thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Model UN, Relay for Life, GU AIDS Coalition, Farmers' Market, the list goes on!!

    Great for these types of students

    Intellectual, politically engaged, international, cosmopolitan

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This year someone stole the clock hands again from Healy Hall's clock tower- not sure how they did it, but it has been a campus tradition for years to steal them and mail them to the Vatican.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown! See the monuments and various museums that DC has to offer. There are tons of amazing restaurants in DC and many concerts and performances throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    The Corp coffee shop locations are amazing!! As are the places for food in the Leavey Center. Unfortunately the dining plan at Leo's isn't my favorite cuisine, but there are always plenty of options like cereal, sandwiches, and noodles everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Although some of the dorm buildings are not new, I made some amazing friends in my dorm first year. There are 4 freshman residences and they each have their own vibe. I lived in Darnall (supposedly the worst) but I have no major complaints!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors I have had at Georgetown are nothing less than amazing. Whether you're there for foreign service, languages, science, or another major, the classes are challenging and rewarding. Instead of just learning facts, I feel like my level of analysis has also improved as well as my critical thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try applying early action! Also remember Georgetown is not on the common app so time will need to be spent on their separate application. Visit during the spring and also check out the cherry blossom festival downtown!

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is an amazing academic environment with an inclusive, diverse student body. Students never run out of things to do with Washington, DC as a college town, and it is easy to become active in campus life. The Hilltop became home after my first year of school, and I can't wait to get back!

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus, and very safe in the area immediately surrounding it. Some areas of DC are not so safe.

    Greek Life

    No greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities to suit your every interest or identification. Although it is a relatively small school you'll have no trouble finding your niche.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgetown is a great school for students who aren't afraid to be challenged, and especially great for people who are interested in a future career in politics or policy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one location renowned on campus for its use in a horror movie. I'll leave that for you to find out!

    Bang for the buck

    Georgetown is a private school, so tuition is expensive. However, 100% of financial need is met, and you can always apply for scholarships or work while you attend school.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities both on and off campus when you're not studying! I recommend joining in as many student organizations as you're interested in when you first arrive, and as time goes on you will learn to appreciate what you truly feel a passion for. There is also amazing window shopping in the entire Georgetown district, so have fun gorging yourself on the delicious food or traipsing around the city's amazing museums and other free public attractions.

    Food and Dining

    Dining on-campus is above average, but not stellar. Off campus, however, you'll find countless tantalizing offerings.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very quiet for some dorms, but pretty rowdy in your freshman year. It is a Catholic school so expect many of your peers to be on the more conservative side.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgetown is a prestigious school, and lives up to its name with challenging coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will be assigned a lot of reading in Georgetown, so learn to read quickly and effectively. Also, learn not to procrastinate! Don't be afraid to reach out if you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, as everyone is only too willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is an amazing school that offers many opportunities for internships and future employment due to its connections with the many organizations that share it's location in the nation's capital. Furthermore, it offers the experience of both a college town and a big city due to its unique situation inside DC. However, the level of academic expectations is extremely high here, so expect to work hard both to get into the school and to do well once you get here.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel relatively safe on campus but there are frequent room and office burglaries.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is... not really greek life. Most fraternities are service fraternities. There are no frat/sorority houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs one could in which one could involve themselves. In fact, I don't think 4 years is enough time to get involved in all of the clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with money to spend on education and activities. Also students who love government, politics, and international affairs.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't believe that the education is worth the price. I feel that i could get the same education at my state's university where I could attend for free.

    What to do for fun

    D.C. is such a great and lively city. There is tons to do for fun.. if you don't mind making the hike off campus to get to the events.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall's food gets old quickly. It tires me to have almost the same options everyday.

    Dorm Life

    One's dorm life depends on where you live and the choice isn't yours. If you're in one of the larger dorms don't expect a family type community, which you would get in a smaller dormitory

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn' t too difficult. I can't say that I've been struggling with the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure that you are comfortable on the campus and in the city. Don't choose a school just for prestige or because you were pressured into it.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown University is a great university for students who can afford to attend here. Diversity is certainly something that one can expect to find here but it can be a little overwhelming for a while. I would certainly recommend Georgetown to someone who is completely sure that they want to attend here.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Almost non-existent.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who know what they want and are ready to work hard to get there. The goal oriented lifestyle will be accepted and supported by the student body.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym, join every single club, plan your future, blow of steam from another intensely productive (and probably stressful) week by getting ruinously drunk. This is sort of joking stereotype and sort of true. Its a big school, and obviously not everybody is like this, but there is a pervasive culture of overachieving that keeps people working hard and making good decisions. Along these lines there is almost no drug culture. Work hard play hard is the order of the day, and students really do spend their weekends drinking hard. Really hard.

    Food and Dining

    There is one dining hall with little selection of mediocre food. It is not big enough to handle the number of students who eat there regularly, and it can often be difficult to find seats. All in all, it is probably a better situation than the grade-E-edible dining hall horrors of our parents generation, but it suffers by comparison with the majority of contemporary universities.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty great. Everybody lives on campus freshman year and students living on the same floor are often quite close. Even after people start living outside the university, Georgetowns small size keeps everybody literally and figuratively close. Its a good situation.

    Academic Rigor

    Like most schools, you can make your academics more or less difficult. Still, Georgetown is a tough place with rigorous required classes. Know what you're getting into--if you just want to skate through college, maybe look elsewhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Academic achievement is important, but having a well rounded resume, replete with leadership positions and sports, is a must have. The interview isn't make or break anywhere, but Georgetown actually takes it seriously--it can make a difference. Write a good essay that shows that you actually know how to write.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown offers a great education, particularly in Government and International Relations, with incredibly available teachers. The students are multi-faceted overachievers from all over the country and the world, but all seem to share a similar attitude/worldview. If you're preppy, athletic, academically successful and dream of running the world some day, this might be the school for you.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always afraid walking alone in the dark since it is literally super quiet and dark in certain parts of campus. Did have a couple friends get mugged in the area surrounding Georgetown though I myself never had any incident.

    Clubs and Activities

    Limited clubs but living in DC is great and there are so many opportunities to participate in various activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Type-As and anyone interested in international affairs.

    Bang for the buck

    You are really buying a name by attending Georgetown. This can be a plus when applying to jobs after graduation although it also can intimidate certain employers if you apply below the type of position you are expected to get when graduating from Georgetown.

    What to do for fun

    Like most schools, you can party and whatnot. Take advantage of the city and also the accessibility to other cities such as Philly and NYC.

    Food and Dining

    The food greatly improved throughout my time at Georgetown. There are many options for everyone in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    You can get stuck in some pretty lame living situations depending on what dorm you are placed in.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary in difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research to make sure Georgetown is a good fit for you. Not everyone can find their niche at Georgetown.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is located in a great city with amazing internship and job opportunities. The school is VERY elitist and you will definitely be around a certain type of U.S. student. Overall Georgetown is a good school to attend if you are interested in politics or business but not so much the arts.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    two words: georgetown day!

    Bang for the buck

    definitely get your money's worth. attend classes ask question. plenty of resources on campus that people do not use, take advantage of them.

    What to do for fun

    leave georgetown! explore the rest of dc and the surrounding areas; so much to learn

    Food and Dining

    we only have one dining hall however we have restaurants and small eateries on campus. and m street has plenty to offer when it comes to dining.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your major or area of study you may have a seriously heavy workload. but time mangaement and other students will definitely help you through that.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit and do an over night stay if possible to get a real glimpse of college life at georgetown.

    In three sentences

    georgetown is an amazing university. you learn so much about other people and cultures through the diversity on campus.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    dops (department of public safety) is all over it.

    Greek Life

    essentially nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot of the clubs are just for show. there are some that are legitimate, but most are just for students to put on their resumes.

    Great for these types of students

    intellectual overachievers, students willing to try anything and everything, preppy kids.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there's club lau which is essentially a rave in the library that occurs every year to start of fall semester. then there's georgetown day which happens on the last day of classes which is an all-day party on the lawn.

    What to do for fun

    living in d.c. offers endless amounts to do. the national mall is within walking distance, there's tons of cool restaurants to explore, and the area in general is amazing. the kennedy center also offers free shows every evening at 6.

    Food and Dining

    the food is definitely not up to par. there seems to be a lot of choices, but don't let that decieve you. nothing is particularly good.

    Dorm Life

    some of the freshmen dorms do leave something to be desired. however, residence life works to prove that it's not about where you're living but with whom. there are a lot of events put on by ras and the entire floor becomes an odd, dysfuntional family in most cases.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are certainly strenuous. there is a lot of homework and studying involved, but georgetown believes in the students it accepts. the university would not have accepted you if it did not believe you were up to the task.

    Tips for prospective students

    be diverse, be yourself. from what i can see, georgetown doesn't have a set mold for students. georgetown wants students who are far from stereotypical.

    In three sentences

    georgetown is wonderful. there is a great sense of unity as the university. fellow students, faculty, and staff are all very willing to offer support.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    not very much, but any of the party culture that may be missing is made up for by various clubs on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    expensive

    What to do for fun

    visit the monuments, go to the student performances (there is almost always one going on), check out the dc nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    there is only one dining hall, but there are lots of options, including vegetarian/vegan, stir fry, salads, pasta, and more.

    Dorm Life

    as a freshman, you will have four possibilities of where to live; two are regular-college-dorm style, one has a sink in every dorm room, and one has a full bathroom in each room.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are challenging, but the professors are incredible, the smartest people i have ever met.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to be involved in as much as you can in high school. take leadership positions in clubs and on teams. get involved in your community through community service. and study!

    In three sentences

    georgetown has awesome opportunities for social justice and performing arts on campus. whether you like to party or not, you will have fun on weekends. as far as classes go, you may find it difficult but absolutely worth it--the requirements are manageable but challenging.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Amazing. Our police (DPS) are great at what they do and keep us safe; no one ever gets robbed or hurt!!

    Greek Life

    non-existent (who cares?)

    Clubs and Activities

    More clubs and activities then you can count!!

    Great for these types of students

    Career-oriented.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Awesome concerts, for only $20. This year we had Whiz Khalifa.

    Bang for the buck

    A bit expensive, but definitely worth it; juts look at the famous professors we have here!

    What to do for fun

    Party! Great party scene.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing! Best in my life!

    Dorm Life

    Not bad!

    Academic Rigor

    Tough!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be Prepared to Work Work Work daily, so as to not fall behind and have to work 100x harder just to pass when Finals come around.

    In three sentences

    This school has a diverse environment, and GREAT FOOD! However, academically, it requires a lot of hard work, and determination. Though social life pervades Georgetown, the computer labs and library, each night, are filled to the brim with people working on studying for tests, and working on papers.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    27 of 47

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Georgetown University is in the center of the premier DC neighborhood georgetown. Great food and shopping is walking distance from the university. You can also experience all that the nations capitol has to offer with a short bus ride.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early Ask current students, faculty, and staff questions about the University, programs, and departments Visit the school Meet your possible professors

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is a great school to gain the knowlege and experience needed to succeed. Georgetown has great faculty that truly want to see you do great things.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    28 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is none.

    Great for these types of students

    hard-working, politically aware, active, religious, international, multi-cultural

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The motto is Hoya Saxa, meaning what rocks! The Tombs is a popular restaurant on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and student organizations, walk around the beautiful neighborhood, go into Washington DC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school, join Model UN, be active.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is an exciting, worldly school. Most of the students are politically involved or aware. The school cares for its students.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life on campus, but parties still do exist. Instead of fraternities and sororities, these are mainly thrown by athletes or other groups on campus.

    What to do for fun

    M Street is a great place to just walk around and hang out, as there is always something going on and lets you eat and shop at the same time. In addition, all of the museums, national parks, and other DC attractions are just a Metro Stop away. You can get to just about anywhere in the city through metro or cab and there are always events going on in the city!

    Food and Dining

    Leo's is the only dining hall on-campus, so naturally you meet tons of people while you eat. Other than that, the campus also offers HoyaCourt, which has other restaurants like Subway, Cosi, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, etc. Places around campus also have deals for food, like Qdoba's half priced Mondays and Wingo's half priced Wednesday. There are tons of restaurants on all scales on and around campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which residence hall you have, your dorm life experience will be completely different. The dorms allow you to become friends with people you may never approach on a normal basis, and it helps you to meet and learn from people outside of your comfort zone. Your RA (Resident Assistant) is always there to help, and even plans cool events throughout the year for everyone to meet each other!

    Academic Rigor

    The University places a high emphasis on academics. Don't expect to find an empty seat in the Library during finals. One of the sayings on campus throughout the students is, Study hard, party hard, and students truly follow both aspects to the tee. Keep up with your grades, get involved, and talk to your professors. They want you to succeed just as much as you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up. Also, keep in touch with the University and be pretty confident in what you want to major in before you enter. Georgetown looks not only for bright individuals, but also those who have something new to offer to the University. Make sure you show them what makes you unique, whether it is through the application, interview, or other form.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is an amazing place filled with students that want to learn, faculty and staff that wish to help, and parents that send their children to the University in order to get the most out of their college years as possible. The experiences are truly innumerable and cannot be compared to any other University.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is safe for the most part, but there burglary incidents do occur, so lock your doors and do not travel alone at night time.

    Greek Life

    The University does not recognize any fraternities or sororities officially, but they do exist and many students are involved in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    It has a great extracurricular activity life!

    Great for these types of students

    Hipster kids, preppy kids, people interested in culture.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never step on the seal, or else you won't graduate in 4 years. Climb on John Carrol's lap and take a picture. Go into the water fountain in front of Dahlgren Chapel. Go into the tunnels. Go to Tomb's on your 21st birthday.

    Bang for the buck

    Go to Amsterdam Falafels.

    What to do for fun

    Go down M Street, take a walk to the monuments.

    Food and Dining

    Everyone is agreement that the dining hall food isn't that good.

    Dorm Life

    The people you meet on your floor may become your closest friends for the next 4 years for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgetown is pretty hard and competitive, but it's expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your textbooks soon. Make sure to check your financial aid. Become close to your dean and professors.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown University is full of impressive and wonderful students. Georgetown has great professors and

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 47

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's always a party every weekend. There's also a movie showing every weekend for free in the auditorium and there's so much to do in DC you can never get bored.

    Food and Dining

    After a while the food options can seem annoying because it's always the same but there's always a lot of options and sometimes you just have to be creative to get a new meal.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my freshman dorm (Harbin) and I can't wait to move into the upperclassmen dorms next year.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult but you learn a lot and if you go to each class and talk with your professors and TAs you can definitely do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that you have to work hard to do well. Classes are challenging but they're also very interesting.

    In three sentences

    A very thought provoking school that challenges me every day. The community is amazing and I love all the people. The Jesuit makes the school a very giving community.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 47

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    DC has definitely a lot to offer. There are a ton of museums to explore and tour sites to go and visit. You can also go kayaking on Potomac River right off the campus. During the spring, we have a cherry blossom festival, which is just gorgeous. Every other week, I personally enjoy exploring farmers market around Georgetown area.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall here at Georgetown is Amazing. They have a lot of varieties of food ranging from Chinese to Italian. They offer a grab-and-go option, which allows you to pick food up before class. The quality of food is pretty good too.

    Dorm Life

    Although the freshmen dorms suck, most of the upperclassmen dorms are pretty nice. The Quads are fairly new and clean whereas New South and VCW are old and nasty.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgetown has a lot of General Education Requirements, which includes History, Philosophy, and Theology. Although the professors here are all amazing, I want to say that they are not very generous graders. You do have to work your butt off to get those As.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do keep your high school GPA high and try your best to get a high SAT/ACT scores. AP is recommended as Georgetown offers college credits if you get 4 or 5 on AP tests. And most importantly, work very hard on you essays; it definitely makes a difference

    In three sentences

    It is definitely one of the best colleges here in America. You will meet the smartest yet warm-hearted people here. Instructors here are all enthusiastic to get to know you personally.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    wealthy background, smart students

    Bang for the buck

    The school has endless opportunities to explore, its right in the city of washington, dc

    What to do for fun

    Spend time exploring our nations capitol.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look in into financial aid beforehand, and try to avoid bringing a car to school.

    In three sentences

    Campus is very attractive, the staff is great and the student population is very friendly.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Nonexistent

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working go-getters

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight madness

    What to do for fun

    Go to M St.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be passionate about what you do, and go after opportunities.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. There is a great balance between social and academic life. People here are so diverse, and everyone is passionate about what they do.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe, but DC is dangerous and that can be brought onto campus at times. Students steal from each other in dorms a lot also.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of activities, pretty much anything you want is here. The theater dept is great and put on tons of shows during the year. Also the proximity to so many political movers and shakers brings in amazing speakers.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking students who are social enough to not work all the time. Students need to be self-motivating.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stealing the hands from the clock at Healy! It rarely gets pulled off, but when a graduating class is able to do it, the campus goes wild.

    Bang for the buck

    They are good about scholarships for students in need, but pricey if you don't apply for Finanical aid.

    What to do for fun

    DC offers a great night life and bar scene if you are willing to break the bubble and get off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Plentiful and Tasty for the most part. They are asking for opinions constantly to improve and them seem to care what we say.

    Dorm Life

    Friendly, but people steal!

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult, professors expect a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be honest and yourself -- this school likes to see that you value your contribution.

    In three sentences

    This school will prepare you well for the job you want to do, if you already know what that is. But, if not, don't expect them to figure that out for you. It's easy to slide through Georgetown and end up at McDonalds after graduation.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 47

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Explore the city and go to events on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved on campus right away! There's always so much to do.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown University is in a great city - the nation's capital. Students are surrounded in an engaging academic, professional and social college life all the time. Be prepared for a rigorous work load, but the freedom to learn what you want.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Almost every student is involved in multiple clubs, reflecting how passionate the student body is. Many clubs and businesses on campus are entirely student-run. The only drawback to how involved every student wants to be is it makes actually getting in to clubs very competitive and many clubs and activities require competitive application processes that are sometime more selective than the university itself.

    Food and Dining

    Georgetown has just one dining hall, colloquially referred to as Leo's. At first, although the quality seems average, the quantity and selection seem great, but the food gets old quick. The food is all-you can eat with each meal swipe, which is nice, but just makes the feared Freshmen 15 that much likely to come true.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls at Georgetown are pretty good quality and most students find their closest friends on their floors. There a lot of events and activities that facilitate bonding between students throughout residence halls, and the dorm life in general at Georgetown, is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Georgetown is definitely a challenging place and there is no short of work. Classes are hard and professors expect a lot from students.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown is a prestigious university with a great, friendly atmosphere in the heart of one of the best college cities. Georgetown is a perfect place for anyone looking for not just demanding academics, but also for a place where they can have fun, pursue their extracurricular passions, and choose from the best internships the nation's capital has to offer. A truly amazing university full of hard working, motivated, passionate, and friendly students taught by some of the best professors in the world.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Presidential elections students run to the White House

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do on campus, which usually creates a Georgetown bubble since students don't usually have to leave the area for entertainment. There are a lot of parties, club activities, on-campus movies, discussions, lectures, and so much more on campus that meet a wide range of interests. Of course, though, DC has many activities, like museum explorations, Kennedy Center performances, and monument visits, that are fun, too. So really, it's hard to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Georgetown could open another dining hall, since there is only one on campus and it can tend to get crowded during certain times. Also, on certain days they can have the worst food and on others they can have the best food, so you never know what you'll get. A lot of people complain about GU's dining hall, but I think it's decent.

    Dorm Life

    Resident Advisers in freshmen dorms are mostly very involved in trying to create a community on their floors. They throw floor parties and have informational sessions about a variety of subjects. The dorms are pretty old, but they're still nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, I usually have a lot of coarse work, but I believe it's mainly because I am learning a difficult language (Chinese). However, Georgetown professors will really challenge you to do your best. They also know what they're doing. If you ever feel stressed or don't understand the lessons then visit your professors. They can really help you.

    In three sentences

    Great foreign service school and professors who are very knowledgeable in their fields. One of the best in the nation for making connections with prospective employers. Georgetown has a community sense in that there's always someone who you can turn to for help.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    39 of 47

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do in Georgetown and Washington DC and many opportunities to explore your hobbies and interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a very good campus, but I advice students to visit the campus before making a decision.

    In three sentences

    Diverse, close, community

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    40 of 47

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    full time working nurses, whom want to advance their career in nursing online.

    Bang for the buck

    Program is expensive, however seems to be very well worth it.

    Food and Dining

    NA. researching online classes only

    Dorm Life

    NA researching online classes

    Academic Rigor

    One of the top rated schools in US

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is very organized and the admission counselor can and will give you very informative information. Simply make the call and ask all of your questions, for they will give you well researched answers.

    In three sentences

    This college is superior in their admissions process. An admission counselor contacted me very soon after requesting information about my program of interest. Not only was the admission counselor knowledgable, he also took time to thoroughly explaining Georgetown University's background history, programs of interest, tuition, requirements, etc.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 47

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely conflicted rating the campus safety. Personally, my safety has never been compromised despite many nights of careless wandering at odd hours. However, close friends have been sexually assaulted in the safety of our dorms by visiting marines and over-entitled Georgetown boys alike. The disciplinary code at Georgetown begs for stricter rules, but the student body is responding to bring about change.

    Greek Life

    Essentially non-existent except for a couple of organizations that like to prance themselves as legitimate greek life. They offer some fun parties and host events that are interesting in terms of career building, but I did not personally find it worth the hype.

    Clubs and Activities

    Georgetown offers many clubs and activities. Many are entrenched and extremely popular, fun and organized. Others are up-and-coming, which demonstrates a trait I admire about Georgetown students: we are constantly seeking to mold the world to fit our unique interests.

    Great for these types of students

    I recommend this school for those whose interests are naturally inclined toward the international. As a Brazilian first-generation immigrant with a passion for French and English literature, I deeply enjoyed meeting highly intellectual people whose backgrounds matched my academic interests. It is also a fabulous place for those interested in politics due to our proximity to the complete law-making shebang.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Copley Lawn (the stretch immediately to the right of the John Carroll statue one you cross the threshold of the main gates) is the most magical place to make friends, read books, play frisbee and catch some sun when the spring and summer roll around. Hoyas take advantage of this the second it gets warm, and spots become highly contested. On Georgetown Day, a tradition that doubles as the last Friday of classes in the academic year as well as the best day ever, this place becomes the most exciting spot in town.

    Bang for the buck

    While I enjoyed my time at Georgetown University, being a student in the College and not the School of Foreign Service or the Business School, I found that I received much less guidance and structure than my peers. For some, this is what they seek: the freedom to create a curriculum unique unto themselves with classes across disciplines and schools. For me, it created a lot of confusion and lack of direction as my academic advisors did not provide the accountability their peers in the other schools did. I would be extra aware of this fact and either choose one of the latter schools, or be extremely adamant with your assigned academic advisors. Then hope for the best.

    What to do for fun

    The university itself does its best to provide students with fun activities to do on campus and among other hoyas, which facilitates community building and improves the quality of life students experience on campus. That being said, Georgetown the neighborhood has a series of fun (and somewhat pricey) bars, restaurants and a couple of infamous dive-ins such as Rhino bar or Thirds Edition. The Tombs, rated number one college bar in Washington D.C. is a favorite junior and senior hang-out spot. Should students brave breaking the bubble and experiencing the rest of DC (think Dupont, U st, Adams Morgan, Eastern Market, etc) there are many small eateries and fun cultural enclaves to explore.

    Food and Dining

    Although the university only has one cafeteria, Leo J O'Donovan dining hall endearingly referred to as Leo's and jokingly referred to as five-star dining on the waterfront, there are many options there. The staff constantly seeks to improve the student dining experience, with ranging success. The key to Leo's is to come hungry, befriend the staff, and get creative with your meals. If this isn't your cup of tea, the neighborhood itself offers many eateries.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year dorms are an experience unique unto themselves, and I hope you prepare by packing earplugs, sleeping eye covers and lots of posters! The facilities themselves range in modernity, most being frankly dark and dingy.

    Academic Rigor

    Luckily for the Hoyas we have professors that stand by the school's cura personalis mantra. This means that while they push us to think in more complex and creative ways than you may ever have before, the professors still have a deeply human approach to the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upon arriving on campus, do not be intimidated by the preppiness of Joe and Jane Hoya because their polish and debonaire attitudes comes from generations of wealth. Look instead at everyone else, as Georgetown seeks to increasingly diversify its student body and thereby strengthen its academic community. Consider yourself a Hoya from the first day, advocate for your rights and try to make the school the place you hoped it would be by enrolling in what interests you.

    In three sentences

    Georgetown offers an interesting and complicated immersion into the top white echelon of American society. The college's culture hones the student's mannerisms, forms of dress but most importantly, methods of thinking. Georgetown ultimately helps to open the mind for the internationality of today's society.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You have many clubs, and sports. Since you are in the middle of America's national capital you will find a lot of political savvy students in the Georgetown ranks.

    Academic Rigor

    One thing I must say is that Georgetown from what I have been told by a few students is that they challenge you and the classes are challenging. However, as long as you keep a strong determination and strive for you to do good as well as studying hard then you will be fine.

    In three sentences

    From what I have seen from my vast research of Georgetown, I will say that this university is very unique and diverse. For those who love sports, hanging-out, politics, or just love going for a walk on the town, this university is located in an area that has one of everything. There is never a dull moment while being in Washington D.C. with all of the memorials, monuments and capital hill!

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus is very safe. It has security posts at every corner and it's very well lit!

    Greek Life

    I am not involved with Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Tombs, Martin's Tavern, Rhino Bar, and all restaurants on M Street.

    Great for these types of students

    Georgetown really makes it open to ALL types of students and I genuinely mean that. There are tons of student groups based on different interests, cultural, athletic, artistic, musical, academic so on and so forth so each student will find their own niche. D.C. offers so many great opportunities as well so even if they don't find their niche on campus, they will find it in the city!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Attending the first basketball game of the season is a big school tradition to show your school spirit. Also, each year there is a huge university wide picnic on the lawn during the first week of classes. Go Hoya Saxa!

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely receive your money's worth at this institution. As I previously described, you are surrounded by ambitious and hard working people trying to contribute their own good to better the world around us. Sitting in on a few of their classes, I found myself in a safe space open to speak my mind and my thoughts on certain topics or issues. This university genuinely makes you want to be a better person.

    What to do for fun

    They have a lot of extracurricular groups to join, and some great restaurants/bars to hang out near Campus. The Tombs is a great spot to check out where all Georgetown students gather. Martin's Tavern is another restaurant/bar right around the corner where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie Kennedy. It's such a history spot and great location to check out.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten once in the cafeteria inside the Student Activities Center and there are quite a few options of chain restaurants such as Subway or Taco Bell. It is a nice space to hang out and relax in between classes, and very student oriented. Tons of student groups will table in the main space handing out flyers, letting students know of great events and opportunities on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not nor plan to live in the dorms so I cannot rate this accurately.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been advised by current students that the professors expect very high quality work from their students. However, I think this is a good trait to have. If professors continually believe that your work can always be perfect, it will encourage yourself and other students to strive for the best. Mediocrity will not be an option.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be persistent and dedicated in your work and always aspire to be inspired by others. Fight for your dreams and don't let any obstacle get in your way. This is a competitive school and it will be a long journey full of highs and lows but as long as you keep your eye on the prize, you will find yourself going above and beyond your own expectations.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is absolutely beautiful and the staff is always very helpful. I would rate Georgetown University as a 10 out of 10. They do their best to accommodate to their incoming and current students, have a diverse set of very qualified and well-known professors, and a strong curriculum.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is rumored that there are tunnels underground that lead to the Capitol and in case of attack there would be a flow of people from the Capitol to Georgetown. Everyone is supposed to look for them on their own and if they find where they are it is protocol to keep the location a secret.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not very prevalent.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for hardworking students who are dedicated and motivated!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk on the seal outside of Healy Hall.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs students can join. There are also a lot of great shopping and restaurants in Georgetown. There is always plenty to do, and going into DC is another option if you're looking for fun activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you get a good homey feeling it is probably the right choice for you. Don't hesitate to visit. Being a student here is great.

    In three sentences

    There are great opportunities here unlike any other university. It is in a great location. The experiences students have here challenge you mentally and emotionally.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Washington DC offers varies numerous museums and tourist things downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Leo's is the only dining hall, but it is not awful food. There are many restaurants around town, near enough to walk, but too expensive to use all the time.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of options.

    Academic Rigor

    Top academic standards, yet not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come on a visit where you can experience the student life and education benefits of this school.

    In three sentences

    This is a great academic school, giving hands-on education. One of the best things about this school is the various speakers coming in, like Hillary Clinton and Obama, due to the location of the school. This school is not too small, yet not too big (about 17,000 students).

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, dedicated, looking for personal challenges in education, those striving for excellence, scholarship, and social justice.

    Bang for the buck

    Best things in life are always worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Learn, experience, and just do it!

    Academic Rigor

    The best faculty, to make you your personal best! It will not be an easy road, you will have challenges�¢���¦educational, financial, and personal. But overcoming these challenges you will make you a better person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check it out! Look at the values of Georgetown University past and present students and faculty. If you see values that you share, continue to explore Georgetown University. You will receive an excellent education to help you make making a better place!

    In three sentences

    The best institution for the study of Nursing. Georgetown University truly provides excellence, scholarship, and social justice for all. I'm proud to be a Hoya!