georgetown university

Georgetown University (familiarly known as just Georgetown) is one of the most frequently searched universities in the United States, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges. 

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.

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Georgetown University Q&A

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: 

Georgetown University

3700 O Street NW

Washington DC


Here is the address of the Georgetown's other Washington DC locations: 

Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Avenue NW

Washington DC


Georgetown Medical Center

4000 Reservoir Road NW

Washington DC


Georgetown School of Continuing Studies

640 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington DC


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: 

  1. Georgetown College
  2. Georgetown Law Center
  3. Georgetown School of Continuing Studies 
  4. Georgetown School of Medicine
  5. Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies 
  6. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  7. McCourt School of Public Policy  
  8. McDonough School of Business 
  9. Walsh School of Foreign Service 

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:

  • Business and Economics
  • English and Comparative Literature 
  • Government, politics, and Policy  
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Liberal and Professional Studies  
  • Mathematics and Computer Science 
  • Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences    
  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Theology 
  • Regional and Ethnic Studies
  • Sciences  
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts and Film Studies 

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: 

  • Applied Intelligence
  • Arab Studies
  • Arabic 
  • Art and Museum Studies 
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases 
  • Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy 
  • Biomedical Technology Development and Management 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Communication, Culture, and Technology 
  • Complimentary and Alternative Medicine 
  • Computer Science 
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Democracy and Governance 
  • Design Management and Communications 
  • Economics
  • Emergency and Disaster Management 
  • English
  • Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies 
  • Foreign Service 
  • German and European Studies 
  • Global Health 
  • Global Hospitality Leadership 
  • Global Human Development 
  • Global International Comparative History  
  • Global Strategic Communications 
  • Government 
  • Health Physics 
  • Health Systems Administration 
  • Higher Education Administration 
  • Human Resources Management 
  • Integrated Marketing Communications 
  • International Business
  • Islamic Studies 
  • Italian Studies 
  • Journalism 
  • Language and Communication 
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Law 
  • Leadership 
  • Linguistics 
  • Math and Statistics 
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Nursing 
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Policy Management 
  • Project Management 
  • Public Policy 
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications 
  • Real Estate 
  • Science in Finance
  • Security Studies
  • Spanish    
  • Sports Industry Management 
  • Systems Engineering Management 
  • Technology Management 
  • Tumor Biology 
  • Urban and Regional Planning  

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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:  

  • Economic Law 
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Estate Planning 
  • Foreign Service 
  • Global Health Law 
  • Human Rights Law 
  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution 
  • International Business 
  • International Law 
  • International Taxation 
  • National Security Law 
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies 
  • Securities and Financial Regulation
  • Security Studies  
  • State and Local Taxation  
  • Tax Law
  • World Trade Organization 

Specific courses offered at Georgetown Law include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Business and Financial Regulation 
  • Civil Rights and Anti Discrimination
  • Comparative Law 
  • Constitutional Law
  • Consumer Protection, Social Welfare, and Employment 
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Feminism and Gender Studies
  • Health Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Immigration Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • Legal History 
  • Legal Profession and Professional Ethics 
  • Legal Theory 
  • Legislation
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Race and Law 
  • Technology and Communication 

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: 

  • $62,244 per year for full time attendance 
  • $2,952 per 3-credit course
  • $3,936 per 4-credit course

Masters of Arts Programs:

  • $1,034 per credit hour
  • $3,102 per 3-credit course

Master of Professional Studies Programs: 

  • $1,345 per credit hour
  • $4,035 per 3-credit course

Executive Master of Professional Studies Programs: 

  • $2,065 per credit hour

Doctoral Degree Programs: 

  • $1,400 per credit hour 
  • $4,200 per 3-credit course

Tuition for the Georgetown Law Center is as follows:


  • $62,244 per year for full time attendance 
  • $2,223 per credit for part time attendance 

Graduate (LLM):

  • $64,272 per year for full time attendance 
  • $2,613 per credit for part time attendance 

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:  

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf 
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Sailing 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Swimming (& Diving)
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

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:  

  • Applied Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity Strategy 
  • Design Management and Communications
  • Emergency and Disaster Management 
  • Global Strategic Communications 
  • Higher Education Administartion
  • Human Resources Management 
  • Integrated Marketing Communications 
  • International Migration Studies 
  • Liberal Studies 
  • Project Management 
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications 
  • Real Estate
  • Social Media Management 
  • Sports Industry Management
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language 
  • Technology Management 

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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

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