Georgetown University is imbued with multicultural exchange and understanding. Our diverse community constantly empowers students to be open-minded and to even challenge their own viewpoints. An individual who is unwilling to accept and appreciate diversity, and to examine opposing perspectives would most likely have difficulty adjusting to such an environment. However, because Georgetown values every individual, there is not a “kind of person who shouldn’t attend this school.” All are welcome and encouraged to apply. A Georgetown University education will gradually shape the scholar to finding and then leaving and traveling beyond her or his comfort zone.
A prospective student ought to aim for excellence in the field of their choice. Georgetown students work hard in class and do not hesitate to make their mind known, both in and out of class. The Jesuit influence is strong at Georgetown; students ought to possess an eagerness for learning for the sake of learning itself and a willingness to challenge oneself through the university's diverse core curriculum. Students of diverse backgrounds, fields of interest and abilities can thrive at Georgetown. What we share is a willingness to challenge oneself, a love for learning and a pursuit of excellence.
A person who is not accepting of a diverse assortment of beliefs and lifestyles lived by their peers. Any person who is not willing to put forth 100% into all of their endevours may find him or herself feeling out of touch with those motivated to succeed. While academic success is by far the chief goal of all those attending, a person who has trouble letting their hair down may be overwhelmed. A person who does not like to become involved in campus will quickly become lost socially.
Georgetown is a liberal arts school. If a student wishes to design his or her own schedule as they do at Brown, they might find the core requirements cumbersome. The Jesuit identity defines part of the Georgetown experience. Students here will discuss their religious beliefs and views at some point during their time here. If a student is not comfortable with contemplating about their religious viewpoints, some classes and conversations may be awkward for them.
I wouldn't say any student shouldn't attend this school, but I do recognize it is a difficult enviornment for students that do not come from the top high schools in the nation. Preperation is key, living in low income enviornments and attending ill funded schools makes the transition difficult and forces you to play catch up thoughout college. It is a Jesuit campus very open to all students so I think everyone can potentially have a positive experience.
If you don't like working hard or challenging yourself then Georgetown is not the place for you. Georgetown can be difficult, the academics can be intense and the students are competitive, but we all have dreams and want to succeed. You must be willing to motivate yourself. This is the key to success at this school. Georgetown also has people from different backgrounds and if you are not willing to have an open mind than this is not the place for you.
Georgetown's Catholic identity is not extremely pervasive, but it does impact certain aspects of campus life, for instance we cannot sell condoms on campus and do not have a gender-blind housing option. Someone uncomfortable with those limitations shouldn't come here. Likewise someone who is super into subculture might feel out of place here.
Someone who is not afriad to talk about issues concern our entire world. People here need to speak out on what they believe but should have an open mind to the other views expressed. People party hard but still talk about intellectual subjects.
Students who are not driven to be personally and professionally successful will not be comfortable at Georgetown. Students who are not willing to give back to the local community in the form of public service will not fit well at Georgetown.
unless you are really career or academically focused, georgetown isnt very open to your typical west coast kid. skateboarding, rock music, pot are all outwardly frowned upon by 70% of the students. very apparent WASP aspect.