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Georgetown University is one of the nation’s top destinations for students who want to be involved in politics.
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- Full name: Georgetown University
- Location: Washington
- Founded: 1789
- Tuition: $44,805
- Setting: Urban
- Public/Private: Private
- Selectivity: Most Selective
- % Applications Admitted: 18%
- Undergraduates: 7,636
- Graduates: 10,213
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Known for an ambitious student body and strong business and government programs, Georgetown is a perfect fit for the culture of Washington DC. In fact, many professors come to the school with a wealth of insider experience, which is certainly a plus for the undergraduate with his or her eyes on the next steps after graduation. But that doesn't mean relations with the neighbors are always smooth, and some in the surrounding area have expressed concern about expansion. Which is why Georgetown, which is required by the city to release a ten-year plan every decade
outlining its development goals, is taking a different tack. Instead of concerning itself with increasing the size of the campus or the student body, the school is freezing enrollment numbers in several areas and focusing on updating its current infrastructure – certainly a draw for anyone who is wary of the increasing class sizes many up-and-coming schools are experiencing. Meanwhile, the school is constantly adding initiatives, institutes, and programs that examine everything from health care disparities in the DC area to ethical considerations in business environments.
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