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Georgetown University


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Recent Reviews

Alice
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Absolutely amazing atmosphere. I have met some of the most interesting and engaged individuals who are not only brilliant, bu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Absolutely amazing atmosphere. I have met some of the most interesting and engaged individuals who are not only brilliant, but also kindhearted and service-oriented. In my experience, professors are always open and willing to help. The opportunities and academics have expanded my mind, and I definitely have become more adventurous and fearless. Georgetown is set apart because of its commitment to the development of the whole person, and I can certainly attest to that. Hoya freakin saxa!

Alexandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a beautiful college. I stayed for a week over the summer and it was obvious that it is a very high caliber school. The ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a beautiful college. I stayed for a week over the summer and it was obvious that it is a very high caliber school. The professors are amazing, and are very willing to help you with any questions or issues. I love the school so much. Anyone who can keep up with the pace of learning, would be very happy here.

K
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I read a million of these reviews choosing a college so I'm hoping this is helpful. Georgetown is absolutely amazing. As some...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I read a million of these reviews choosing a college so I'm hoping this is helpful. Georgetown is absolutely amazing. As someone who struggled to find a single school I actually liked, Georgetown has a little bit of everything you could possibly want. I mean really, there's truly not one thing Georgetown doesn't have. For one thing, you feel like you're sort of apart from the world on the Hilltop, and yet you literally step outside the front gates and you are in the middle of the most amazing city in the entire world. And then you walk two blocks and you have more shopping and dining options than you could ever imagine. So you get a campus but also a city. There is an insane amount of school spirit and there are always people at basketball games, but you don't have to go and its not like you have to wake up at at 6 am on Saturdays to start tailgating. The on-campus food, in my opinion, is great. You have the dining hall and meal swipe food plus all The Corp locations. I just got home for the first time since coming to school and really miss the dining hall...which is weird but true. The people are so friendly and welcoming (and ATTRACTIVE). Greek life is not at all overwhelming, but is definitely great for frat parties. Also, there seem to be a lot of complaints on this page about "club culture" at Georgetown...the truth is that they're not that exclusive, and there are plenty of clubs that simply ask you to sign up and attend meetings/events and fill out a short application. There are also a ton of more competitive and pre-professional clubs, but life does not revolve around the clubs you are in...clubs are simply a part of what makes each Hoya unique. We all have different interests and you can be totally hammered with your friends talking about absolutely nothing and then suddenly shift to an incredibly intellectual conversation. Georgetown students are a 10/10. The biggest downside about Georgetown is that ugly library, but I have gotten over that and Lau 2 is now my favorite place on campus. If you're still reading this, STOP AND APPLY/COMMIT/TRANSFER TO GEORGETOWN!

charlotte
What is your overall opinion of this school?

A fun place with a wide diversity of students (geographically, culturally, and racially). There is always something to do in ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A fun place with a wide diversity of students (geographically, culturally, and racially). There is always something to do in the area, no matter your interests. People are there to learn but also to experience college and make friends. Overall an amazing school!

Chloe
Overrated

Honestly everyone raves about Georgetown as being the best place, in the center of DC. Sure, if you're in the SFS or MSB, you...

Overrated

Honestly everyone raves about Georgetown as being the best place, in the center of DC. Sure, if you're in the SFS or MSB, you might have better professors and classroom experiences because they get more funding. But the College and Nursing School lacks the resources. Being pre-med is especially awful--the chem and physics department are constantly going through changes in professors because none care about undergrad teaching. However, Bio department is difficult but solid. We're overly obsessed with interning on the Hill just because we're in DC, and sometimes I feel pressured into being politically active. The arts are definitely not appreciated here, unless you do acapella. Every group on campus is super cliquey and competitive, which sucks because social scenes revolve around them. If you have the confidence that people will like you, and you can get through club applications with acceptance rates less than Harvard, go for it. Georgetown is your place. But if you're looking for somewhere inclusive and friendly, this is definitely not your place.

What's the dating scene like?

There's a huge hook up culture, but some people date too.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Preppy Cliquey Rich Politically active/interested in gov Attractive & fit

Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

The study rooms in MSB. You get a clean, spacious, and private room to yourself. It's not as loud as the student center, and not as depressing as the library. Even better if you have a study group. You have to book it in advance, and it's usually already taken. But if you can find one, you're set.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The exclusiveness of clubs. You're already talented and special for getting into Georgetown. Why compete with your new family and strive to be selected for a college club to prove your "worth" or how popular you are. Just more apps and interviews to get into parties.

What's the Greek scene like?

Minimal but existent. The president of gtown capped social greek life to 2 frats and sororities, so I don't think it'll grow. There is no greek row;the social frats/sororities aren't recognized by the school. Other non-social frats are there too, which throws parties open to everyone.

Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

Worst: Social life revolves around the extracurricular groups you're in. In other words, parties are super exclusive and cliquey. If you didn't make it through the selective application process for things like the corp, guafscu, blue & grey, no social mingling unless ur friends just throw one. This especially sucks since Georgetown is not in downtown DC--students usually stay on campus for house parties. Best: Georgetown Day. The last Friday of class in the spring is a huge day drinking fest, kind of like homecoming. People go to class drunk, some teachers cancel class. It's just a great way to destress before finals begin. **side note, some awful professors (like biochem) assigns exams on this day--really the support pre med students have here**

Melissa
Georgetown: where you can stay academically, socially, and politically involved

First of all, the Georgetown campus has an amazing neighborhood. M Street is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, yoga place...

Georgetown: where you can stay academically, socially, and politically involved

First of all, the Georgetown campus has an amazing neighborhood. M Street is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, yoga places. There's even a waterfront where you can stroll through for a walk or watch a really intense crew meet. If you are a brunch-aholic, look no further than Georgetown. You can have any kind of brunch you want at Georgetown- from Mexican to Asian to classic American. At Georgetown, there are so many extracurriculars to choose from that you will always find a way to stay involved and busy. People tend to be politically active, but what can you expect? We go to school in DC. There are always really cool guest speakers that come to our campus-think Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, the pope, Obama.. You get the idea. Students tend to be very athletic and in shape. The dining services does an okay job to keep underclassmen students fed, but students tend to go off the meal plan or onto a very small meal plan in their upperclassmen years. We have a Trader Joe's and Safeway, so you're all set on getting good groceries here at Georgetown. I'd recommend Georgetown to anyone who wants an environment where you can stay academically, socially, and politically involved!

Elizabeth
Good but should be better

I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. And I only have quite literally one bone to pick and that's the price tag: Georgetow...

Good but should be better

I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. And I only have quite literally one bone to pick and that's the price tag: Georgetown university is so expensive! I'm not just talking about the tuition: I mean the laundry ($1.50/wash, $1.50/dry), the printing, the meal plans (for Aramark food that is mediocre at best)...etc. and the maintenance/facilities crew is basically useless. But the social, academic, and athletic opportunities are endless. Hoya Saxa :)

dAVE
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Awesome. Love it here, great people, great academic culture, very fast paced though be ready to move!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Awesome. Love it here, great people, great academic culture, very fast paced though be ready to move!

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The positive stereotypes of students at Georgetown is that they are 1) intellectual, 2) very driven, and 3) good looking, which are all true. The negative stereotypes are that they are 1) arrogant and/or 2) secondary to ivy school students. I will say a lot of students know of their own intelligence and some are cocky. That comes with any elite education. However, I would say that while Georgetown kids are not Harvard/Yale type maybe, I know many, many that chose to come here over Penn or Cornell or some of the lesser ivies. They are incredibly driven and the School of Foreign Service here is the best international affairs school in the country.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Sports teams, unofficial fraternities, some social justice clubs as well

Tyler
Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates are non-traditional students and have several years in the workforce which provides an interest...

Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates are non-traditional students and have several years in the workforce which provides an interesting range of life experiences on which to base their education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice would be twofold: 1) treat school like a job and 2) pursue a topic you are passionate about. Following the second bit of advice makes following the first much easier.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known the types of classes my transfer credits would count towards; I did't receive my transfer evaluation until halfway through my first semester.

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