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Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
Students celebrate Georgetown Day in late spring with a campus carnival. credit: Lucas Cantor
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
7,056 Undergraduates
17% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 1
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Georgetown University
37th and O St NW
Washington, District of Columbia
20057-0001
(202) 687-0100
www.georgetown.edu

The oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the nation, Georgetown University was established by John Carroll in 1789. It sits on 104 acres in hip and historic Georgetown, the oldest neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The school, which is surrounded by frame row houses and federalist architecture, is one of the top-ranked colleges in the U.S. It is also a private research university. Georgetown boasts the largest student-run business, The Corp, which has more than 200 employees and revenues of over $4 million per year. It also has the largest student-run financial institution, Georgetown University Alumni & Student Federal Credit Union, which has assets totaling $17.9 million. Notable alumni include Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, basketball player and Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing, businesswoman Ivanka Trump and TV host Greta Van Susteren. The university’s colors are grey and blue, and the mascot is Jack the Bulldog. Georgetown competes in the NCAA I (Big East), and sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer, and women’s basketball, field hockey, golf, volleyball and lacrosse. The school’s official motto is “Utraque unum” or “Both into one.”

Location

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
44%

Men

56%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

158

New Transfer Students

Admissions
17%

Acceptance Rate

47%

Enrollment Yield

1320-1520

SAT Range

19,997

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$26,625

Typical Cost

$52,300

Average Tuition

53%

Recieve Financial Aid

90%

Have Loans

$15,000

Median Debt

Academics
11.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

32

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

114

Doctorates Awareded

International Relations

Top Major

4

Faculty Awards

9

National Academy Members

127

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 200 on campus

Greek Life:

Medium, a few sororities and frats and about 10 percent of students belong to one

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Patriot League

Basketball Conference:

Big East Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big East Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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