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Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's the non-Ivy Ivy school. Off-campus housing is expensive. MSB grads have the 2nd highest starting salaries of b-school ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's the non-Ivy Ivy school. Off-campus housing is expensive. MSB grads have the 2nd highest starting salaries of b-school undergrads.

Describe the students at your school.

Honestly, students from lower income families might tend to feel a bit out of place here. It seems everyone I meet is studying a foreign language (or three) or is fluent in one or more languages. Lunch tables: Athletes, Academics, Future Trophy Wives, Future Presidents (and husbands of trophy wives). Someone told me at Orientation, "80% of Hoyas marry another Hoya, and 50% of students believe everything they hear at Orientation."

What are the academics like at your school?

Professors do make an effort to learn everyone's name, even in my Philosophy lecture of 75. Students work hard and play hard. Certain majors focus on getting a job, others on learning for learning's sake.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

No Greek Life. Queue a few hours early for dignitary speakers and free theatre tickets. Everyone loves the basketball team.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

wealthy upper class trust fund kids went to h.s. at a boarding school

William
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best thing about Georgetown? Every student can out-think and out-perform you in every situation. We make the best students,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best thing about Georgetown? Every student can out-think and out-perform you in every situation. We make the best students, the best interns, and the best party-goers. I'd change the kids that don't dress preppy enough... we're a top-tier 4-year private institution, and everyone's clothes should reflect that. The campus is the perfect size; it's small enough that you always know at least one person no matter where you are, but big enough where you can meet new people every day. People are impressed when I say I go to Georgetown... and they should be. Most of my time is spent at the library, not gonna lie. The administration listens to us; for example, they recently tried to curb on-campus drinking by amending the alcohol policy, and the student outrage forced the admins to rescind the amendment. School spirit-wise, everyone either loves or Georgetown or is still bitter they were rejected from their first choice Ivy. Every basketball game is a life-changing experience.

Describe the students at your school.

We dress up for everything. Because we're all damn sexy. Sweatpants are for sad/fat/ugly kids. Don't hate on my burberry. And we have money, but you knew that. Four tables at the dining hall? Fabulous foreign kids, fabulous preppy kids, fabulous indie kids, and not-so-fabulous financial aid kids. We don't do socioeconomic diversity, but def do ethnic diversity. We all already know we're gonna make bank when we graduate.. no need to discuss.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

One stereotype is that the school has an affluent student body. This is a lie. We have an affluent AND brilliant AND sexy student body. Don't for a second forget how elitist we are.

Jill
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about Georgetown is Georgetown the city. It is such a great place to be and so many things to do. It's an educ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about Georgetown is Georgetown the city. It is such a great place to be and so many things to do. It's an education just to live in Georgetown. I spend most of my time on campus in the library. It can be a very social place so you can still see your friends as well as get your work done.

Describe the students at your school.

Students get dressed up for class. People like to look nice and present themselves well, you do not usually see a lot of sweatpants, except for the athletes. Not all students are politically active, but the majority are. I think there is a good balance between conservatives and liberals. Everyone is respectful of everyones opinion.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

As a whole there are a lot of students at Georgetown who come from the East Coast and who could be stereotyped as "preppy," however there are also students from all across the country as well as the world.

What are the academics like at your school?

My professors as a whole know my name after the first few weeks of class. They are very available to help and encourage. Students study an incredible amount at Georgetown. People are in the library everyday til very early hours of the morning and there on the weekends. There is generally a large amount of work that comes with all our classes.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

People steretype Georgetown students as being very preppy and coming from mostly the East Coast.

Andrew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The active student body is easily the best thing. There's always something to do and always great people to meet along the wa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The active student body is easily the best thing. There's always something to do and always great people to meet along the way. I would change the structure to the academic advising which I only have experience with in the business school. It needs to be a bit more focused on students' longer term collegiate goals as opposed to the next semester. Size is great, especially with all of DC as an outlet if you were to feel confined. People are generally impressed or they ask if it's in Georgia. College Town. Lots of school pride. The Jesuit experience is pervasive but not imposing. Lot of complaints about the food but it's gotten better and better over the last 4 years and is definitely on its way to being something students are satisfied with.

Describe the students at your school.

Student groups on campus have a loud but respectful voice. Everyone can be heard, especially in Red Square, the outdoor free-speech forum. Someone who's unlikely to take initiative and get involved in things may feel that their classmates are doing so much more and find that their social circle is limited. Most Georgetown students tend to be involved in multiple extracurriculars and have wide/overlapping circles of friends. Most students wear jeans in the colder months with a long sleeve T, polo, or sweater. When it gets warmer, khaki shorts for the guys with t shirts or polos and skirts for many girs with any sort of top, but usually on the somewhat conservative side. Different types of students definitely interact. Dining Hall Tables: Jocks, Socializers, Studyers, the Average Student. Most students are from New Jersey, seriously. Lot of California too. Realistically, mostly east coast, but the whole country is definitely represented. Politically aware would be the understatement of the century. People run the gamut on the political spectrum, but everyone knows at least something about what's going on; and if they don't, they will by the time 1st semester freshman year is over. People do talk about how much they'll earn one day but more in the cotext of being relieved of financial burden than how insanely rich they'll be.

What are the academics like at your school?

Most professors do know my name. The classes you really enjoy are the ones that get you involved and work off of student experiences. The classes everyone hates are the ones you always sleep through where teachers are absorbed into their own lecture. Students study a lot during the week and will definitely have intellectual conversations outside of class, particularly political discussions. Class participation is emphasized and, in the good classes, plays a vital role. Students are somewhat competitive, but especially so when it's time to apply for the big wall street jobs and spots at top law and med schools. Most unique class: Intercultural Communications. Finance major definitely has you well prepared and International Business is ranked at the top among undergraduate programs offering the major. So many students go abroad that many international business classes are highly driven by student experience and knowledge. I went to office hours rarely but I know many students who frequent them and many students who have dined a number of times with professors, advisors, or Jesuits. The academic requirements will certainly leave you well rounded and I thought gave sufficient time to allow for specialization. Depending on your major the education can be geared toward getting a job (i.e. business, medicine, law) or strictly academic (i.e. philosophy, theology) or a combination (i.e. history/gov't, poly-psy)

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The Corp is the largest student run org. in the country and employs a ton of students. The credit union is also popular, although it's unpaid. Students do often leave doors open but it's not the greatest idea since you are in a city. Georgetown basketball attendance has grown by about 4x over the last 4 years. Other sports, not so much. Guest speakers are frequent (like 3-5 per week) and great. Theater isn't that popular but it's growing with the new facilities. Closest friends came fromt the crew team. The dating scene isn't great since it is a small campus. It seems like there are serious relationships and random hookups, but not much middle ground. 2am for the 1st 3 yrs-studying...now-I just left The Tombs, the campus bar. Hoyathon (dance party/ charity fundraiser), Homecoming, Foxfields (horse race), Relay for Life, March Madness. Partying for seniors is probably 3 nights a week but probably 2 for most underclassmen. It obviously varies on an individual basis. Frats don't really exist, only service, religious, and professional ones. Last weekend was te end of spring break so it was a party weekend. Saturday without drinking-movie, concert, other performance, dinner out in dc, ice skating...mostly revolves around parties or the georgetown (the area, not the U.) bar scene though

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Preppy - generally true, but there's definitely a wide enough variety of people for everyone to find people like themselves. Rich - but I feel that stigma comes from those who flaunt it; students here do span the economic spectrum. International - International programs are great and we're probably at te top of the "# of countries represented" list but diversity isn't our strongest suit. Most people on campus look more or less the same.

Andy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Georgetown's size is perfect. With about 6,000 undergrads you will always be meeting new people but also see familiar faces w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Georgetown's size is perfect. With about 6,000 undergrads you will always be meeting new people but also see familiar faces whereever you go. People are always impressed when they hear you're a Hoya. The Georgetown neighborhood of DC is SUCH a college town! There are great restaurants, shops, and there's always something to do. Georgetown is in a city but has a self-contained campus with grass and trees, which is great. The views in DC with the Potomac, the museums and the monuments can't be beat! There is a lot of school spirit on campus--everyone is a diehard Hoya.

Describe the students at your school.

Georgetown is a diverse, all-inclusive campus--we don't even have a Greek system to divide the student body. Overall, students aren't as politically active as I'd expected--which was a relief to me.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

This just isn't true, and the Jane Hoya stereotype is something that the student body pokes fun at all of the time. A huge percentage of students are on financial aid, and the stereotyped preppy-dressing crowd only comprises a tiny percent of the undergraduate population; there's a group for everyone on this extremely diverse campus.

What are the academics like at your school?

Almost all professors take the time to get to know students by name, and most want to get to know you even more. They're all very open and eager to help students perform to the best of their ability. The most unique class I've taken so far was Hindu Religious Tradition--such a great class and wonderful professor! Georgetown creates well-rounded students who are not only well-educated in liberal arts but are also ready for the work world in whatever field they choose. Almost all major firms recruit at Georgetown for full-time and internship positions. Class participation is common and you'll hear some very interesting debates in class, even in larger intro-level courses. The Theology requirement scared me at first, but when I got here and started taking the courses I fell in love with them--there is such a wide range to choose from!

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The Georgetown Credit Union is the nation's largest entirely student-run credit union, with $12.2 million in peak assets. It's a great opportunity to get experience before graduation--whether you're working shifts, managing, or serving a term as CEO. The second floor of the library is the social floor, and my favorite place to work. You don't have to be silent, you're right near Midnight Mug (one of our student-run coffee shops owned by The Corp [largest student-run incorporation in the country, see the wiki page]), and it's more like hanging out with friends than stressful study time.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Many people think that all Georgetown students are your typical rich, preppy John and Jane Hoyas.

Alex
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best thing about Georgetown is the international scope - the value of going to school alongside smart kids from all over the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best thing about Georgetown is the international scope - the value of going to school alongside smart kids from all over the the nation, and the world cannot be emphasized enough. I'd change the University's position toward fraternities. As a member of AKPsi, the professional business fraternity on campus, I am thrilled with the opportunities provided by, and the potential for, the frat, but I wish our chapter was not a mere 3 years old and supported more. School size is perfect - see your friends often, but always new people and new faces wherever you go. People react generally positively. It's recognized as a premier university in the country, but it's a friendly institution. The basketball team makes it accessible to sports fans, and the breakdown of 4 schools (business, foreign service, nursing, and college) means it has something in common, or if interest, with virtually everyone. The Jesuit identity is often remembered as well. I spend most of my time in my dorm now, just because I now do my work there since winter's frozen the path to the library. However, I'm out of my room most of the day, between classes, clubs, working out, intramural games, frat meetings, and parties. College town. Between M Street, Wisconsin, DC, and Rosslyn, there's not much more you could ask for in a college town. The administration seems to be there when you need, otherwise it just lets the University run itself. They're an accomplished bunch, from my understanding. Most recent issue had been a few homophobic incidents (they've been labeled 'hate crimes' but the facts were never clear). Those have been resolved since last semester, and the University takes any and all such problems very seriously and actively looks to eradicate any intolerance or threats on campus. School pride on campus could not be stronger. We love our University, our Hoyas, and we're proud to show it. HOYA SAXA, baby. The most unusual aspect to Georgetown is the extraordinary diversity of the University. You have members of the student body AND faculty from every conceivable walk of life, it's one of the single most valuable intangible assets of Georgetown. Most frequent student complaints are housing (we all want apartments), Leo's (we always want better food - it's not terrible though), and the price of things (it's just an expensive experience, but being a spendthrift in no way limits your time on the Hilltop).

Describe the students at your school.

There are a bevy of racial, religious, LGBT, socio-economic, etc. groups on campus, they're always welcoming to new members and there is never any hostility. I myself have never had any interest. The diversity of the student body means that no matter your race, religion, sexual preference, socio-economic status, or anything will isolate you, and the administration works to ensure everyone feels welcome on campus. Granted, an Irish Catholic attending a Jesuit university is a comfort, but I can't think of anyone who feels any prejudice towards he or she. Students' class (and social) attire ranges broadly, although there certainly is a preppy vibe at times. students make friends across any and all cultural distinctions. financial security is most common, although everyone is respectful of people regardless of their financial backgrounds and cognizant that their situation is not the only one. 4 tables of friends. varsity athletes, general population, guys, girls, students from all 4 years. the student body mixes very well. I have friends on the football, soccer, women's lacrosse, track, and crew teams, and probably more. I have friends who are in all 4 years of college here, study many different things, and have very different backgrounds. Most students are from East or West coast states, there's a lot of Jersey kids. I could never pin down the bulk of the student body to one particular place though, unless you want to go by hemisphere. There are a lot of Americans, but I'm friends with several who are not. Being in DC, there are a lot of politically active students, as well as students interested in politics. And a lot who are not. I'd guess there is a liberal majority. It varies how much kids discuss how much $$$ the might end up earning one day, some kids do, many kids don't.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

There certainly are students from wealthy families, and legacy students are common throughout the student body. However, there is an extraordinary diversity of culture, class, religion, and interests on campus, and everyone is appreciated for the value they bring to campus. The elitism my friends have experienced at other campuses (@ Princeton, a friend joked he was from the local comm. college, and everyone there turned up their noses) does not exist. The signature motto, "Work hard, play hard," absolutely applies to the students here.

What are the academics like at your school?

Professors know me well - i participate in my classes. Favorite class: Financial Accounting with Prem Jain. Our professor was a funny, middle-aged indian gentleman, who had grown bored of teaching MBA students (too serious, no fun), and decided to pick up the freshman ACCT-101. It was an absolute hoot, the man has worked all around the world and always had a funny story to tell. The work was always a challenge but I earned my A. Really got me interested in finance and the market. Least favorite: macro & micro econ. huge 150 student classes taught by piss-boring lectures. Students study and prepare themselves for class responsibly - it depends from student to student based on their goals, but everyone is interested in pulling solid grades. class participation is common, and encouraged by faculty. we do have intellectual conversations outside of class. students are competitive, but not in a negative way. everyone just wants to do well, and curves are common. I'm still working on the core requirements, but my Problem of God theology class, and American Political Theory gov classes were both pretty interesting. My international business class is fascinating. My probable majors are Accounting & Finance, i don't know much about the departments, but in general there is enough overlap between majors in the Biz School you can easily double major. I rarely spend time outside of class with my professors, but often send them emails either about class or professional opportunities. Academic requirements are rigorous but reasonable - you'll definitely receive a well-rounded education here. The education at Georgetown is geared towards learning. However, students are self-motivated to put their education to use in the professional world, and often look for applications of what they've learned. The administration looks to help the students in their efforts.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Most popular groups on campus are probably Rugby (they throw a lot of parties), South Asian Society (indian kids, also throw a lot of parties), Jew Frat (parties), and maybe my investment club (only a few parties a year, but they're awesome). I'm part of Georgetown Collegiate Investors, LLC., AKPsi Prof. Business Fraternity, and some intramural teams. Georgetown Collegiate Investors is the largest, and oldest, student-run fund in the nation, we invest our own money in the market and make a pretty solid return while learning tons about the investment process. It operates like a mutual fund, such that all of the members vote on which stocks to buy/sell, and the majority decision rules. Kids leave their dormroom doors unlocked/open when they're in, locked when they're out (usually). BASKETBALL is HUUUUUUUUUUGE, football & lacrosse are probably second. Guest speakers usually get a pretty solid turnout, often a 100+ people attending. Never been to theater, although it's quite common & popular. some kids date (both on-campus, and long-distance), some kids look for hookups. I met my friends through the dorm, my clubs, my older brother, and my frat. 2am Tuesday, i'm probably studying or screwing around in the dorm, hangin' out. Rangila, indian dance/performance is huge every fall, Midnight Madness for the basketball team is NUTS. Homecoming is a blast, the Syracuse/Georgetown basketball games are always intense. Foxfields in the spring is a shitshow (get drunk on a bus and go to some horseraces - you'll never see a horse and have the best time of your life). Georgetown Day in April is a 24 hour assault on your liver. people party whenever they can, although work is always a consideration. Thursday/Friday/Saturday is always on, and then depending on what your weeks' like, more from there. frats aren't that important, although I love mine and i'm glad to be part of it. last weekend was spring break. i was in south beach, miami, lovin' the sun. My friends were getting arrested in Panama City, Fl. You can go anywhere in the city when you're looking for some non-alcoholic amusement, any day of the week. movies, monuments, whatever. off campus i'm usually getting a bite to eat, movies or on booze runs.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

rich kids, legacy, smart, well balanced, connected to the city, elitist, networked to the professional world.

Tom
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about Georgetown is being in DC. There is always something new to see and do, without having to sacrifice a re...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about Georgetown is being in DC. There is always something new to see and do, without having to sacrifice a real campus (like GW does) School pride could be better, hopefully the recent basketball success will help us a bit. The biggest complaint is wireless internet access, it sucks! Very few dorms have it, and it is spotty in class buildings.

Describe the students at your school.

Most people, myself included, are from New Jersey.

What are the academics like at your school?

About half of my professors know my name. Most are nice and helpful, but there are a few bad ones. Politics are widely discussed on campus, but besides that students don't often have intellectual discussions. The business school is definitely geared towards getting a job. It seems why most of the business students are their, and the professors understand that.

Dylan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best thing about Georgetown is the location. Perfect college area, you feel like your in a college town at the same time tha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best thing about Georgetown is the location. Perfect college area, you feel like your in a college town at the same time that your in the capital of the most powerful country in the world. the bars, sites, food options, and entertainment options are the best. I find the school to be a little too small, but the fact that it is in the city makes up for this. There is just so much to do and your at a college with an incredible academic reputation, its a perfect spot. I wouldn't chose anywhere else.

Describe the students at your school.

Georgetown is mostly a white catholic school. This could be expected because it is a jesuit school. HOwever unlike most catholic schools, georgetown has diversity and is very international. I think this is because of its high standing academic reputation. I believe most students or from the upper-middle to upper class.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

there are a lot of nerdy kids and preppy rich kids but there is enough diversity where anyone can find the right group for them. once they find that group they'll have a great time

What are the academics like at your school?

Classes are often very tough and professors are very demanding. It is very hard to get A's without putting a lot of work each week into classes. Students are extremely competitive and often don't help out others just to better themselves. Some kids raise their hadn in class just to hear themselves talk and suck up to the teacher. I did not have any relationships with my professors as i did not take classes as seriously as some of my peers

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The basketball team is the most exciting on campus. Games are always fun. The bar seen is the best for the night life. M street is one of the most fun streets in the country. People party definitely 3 times a week and sometimes 4. Off campus there is so much to do like site seeing, shopping, drinking, eating out, going to concerts, shows, sporting events.

Lee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The network, the experience, the culture, and the sense of togetherness. The majority of Georgetown students are friendly, o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The network, the experience, the culture, and the sense of togetherness. The majority of Georgetown students are friendly, open and kind. Not to mention the school is located in an amazing area.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

To a certain degree. I would say that about 60-70% of georgetown students fall under the upper income status.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

The biggest one is that all Georgetown Students are rich

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