Georgetown University (familiarly known as just Georgetown) is one of the
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Georgetown is a private research university, located in Washington DC.
Founded by Jesuits in 1789, Georgetown is America's oldest Catholic college, although the school has always been governed independently of the Church. In fact, most students at Georgetown are not Catholic.
Georgetown maintains an enrollment of approximately 18,000 students each semester.
The university offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and professional certificate programs, and also has a law school and a medical college.
The acceptance rate for Georgetown is about 17%. The student faculty ratio is approximately 11 to 1.
Many Georgetown graduates follow careers in government or international affairs. Notable graduates of Georgetown include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, as well as about 20 members of Congress, and the heads of state of more than a dozen countries.
Georgetown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU).
Shown above: An aerial view of the Georgetown campus, which borders the Potomac River.
image credit: georgetown.edu
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Georgetown.
1. Where is Georgetown University?
The main campus of Georgetown is located in Washington DC, although the college has three other DC locations, as well as study-abroad locations in Italy, Qatar, and Turkey.
Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the main campus of Georgetown:
3700 O Street NW
Here is the address of the Georgetown's other Washington DC locations:
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Georgetown Medical Center
4000 Reservoir Road NW
Georgetown School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Above: Healy Hall is the architectural centerpiece of Georgetown's main campus.
2. What is the organizational structure of Georgetown University?
Georgetown is academically organized into the following schools:
3. What undergraduate studies are offered at Georgetown University?
Undergraduate course offerings at Georgetown cover a wide range of topics.
Here is a list of the undergraduate areas of study available at Georgetown:
Above: The Dahlgren Chapel adorns the main campus of Georgetown.
4. What graduate programs are available at Georgetown University?
Graduate students at Georgetown can earn Masters degrees in any of the following fields of study:
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5. What programs are offered at the Georgetown University Law Center?
Georgetown Law offers more than 500 courses at the J.D. level, and more than 300 graduate law courses.
Here is a basic rundown of the legal fields of study offered at the GU Law Center:
Specific courses offered at Georgetown Law include:
Georgetown Law provides a full legal education that includes clinics, community service, externships, mock trials, and more.
Above: The Georgetown Law Center.
6. How much does it cost to attend Georgetown University?
According to the school website, the cost of tuition, fees, and other expenses for admission to Georgetown in the upcoming school year is approximately as follows:
Bachelor Degree Programs:
Masters of Arts Programs:
Master of Professional Studies Programs:
Executive Master of Professional Studies Programs:
Doctoral Degree Programs:
Tuition for the Georgetown Law Center is as follows:
These costs do not include room and board, or certain mandatory fees.
Other fees may also apply, such as application fees, parking fees, technology fees, health fees, insurance fees, registration fees, exam prep fees, and others.
Financial aid is available to many incoming and continuing students who fill out the FAFSA form. Aid may come in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs, or private donations.
Above: The Hoyas in action.
Above: Charming row houses line the C&O Canal in an upscale Georgetown neighborhood.
7. What is the Georgetown University campus like?
The main campus of Georgetown spans just over 100 urban acres in the heart of Washington DC, just about a half mile north of the Capitol building.
The campus houses 54 buildings, and is characterized by many fine examples of Collegiate Gothic and Georgian brick architecture.
Campus landmarks and attractions include Healy Hall and the Georgetown Astronomical Observatory. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also noteworthy is the Dahlgren Chapel. More modern architectural forms include the Intercultural Center and the Reiss Science Building, among others.
Student housing is available, both on and off campus.
A car is not needed for this area, as the town is very walkable, and public transit needs are served by the Washington Metro.
The school colors are blue and grey. The varsity athletes at Georgetown are called the Hoyas. They play for the NCAA Division 1 - Big East Patriot League.
Georgetown has an award winning basketball team, as well as a co-ed sailing team that has won 13 National Championships and one World Championship.
Intercollegiate sports for men and women at Georgetown include:
Also available on campus are more than a few club and intramural sports, such as some of the ones listed above, as well as aerobics, badminton, fencing, figure skating, and ice hockey, among others.
Aside form athletics, Georgetown also features more than 200 on-campus student organizations, in a broad range of interests. Student activity groups include an African Society, a Ballroom dance team, a campus magazine, a campus ministry, a cooking club, a creative writing club, a drama society, a film society, and a French culture organization, to name only a few.
Off campus, Georgetown is one of the prettiest towns in America.
Above: Downtown Georgetown
Above: Another quaint Georgetown neighborhood.
8. What are the distance learning options at Georgetown University?
Georgetown offers degrees and certificates in the online format for the following subjects:
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9. What is the contact information for Georgetown University?
To reach the main campus of Georgetown, or for general information, call 202-687-0100.
For the admissions office at Georgetown, call 202-687-3600.
To speak with someone at the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, call 202-687-8700.
To contact the Georgetown Law Center, call 202-662-9000.
For questions about degree programs at Georgetown, call 202-687-6299.
For questions about certificate programs at Georgetown, call 202-687-7000.
Above: The Washington Harbor Fountain in Georgetown
image credit: georgetowndc.com
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