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Georgetown University, Washington DC
(4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
President: John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., 48th President

Campus size: 104 acres

Colors: Blue and Gray. Georgetown adopted its official colors in 1866, symbolizing the union of the north and south following the Civil War.

Mascot: Jack the Bulldog

Schools and Colleges:

* Georgetown College (1789)

* Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (1820)

* School of Medicine (1851)

* Law Center (1870)

* School of Nursing and Health Studies (1903)

* Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (1919)

* School of Continuing Studies (1956)

* Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business (1957)

* McCourt School of Public Policy (2013)

What's a Hoya? Many years ago, when all Georgetown students were required to study Greek and Latin, the University's teams were nicknamed "The Stonewalls." It is suggested that a student, using Greek and Latin terms, started the cheer "Hoya Saxa!", which translates into "What Rocks!" The name proved popular and the term "Hoyas" was eventually adopted for all Georgetown teams.
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  • We made a detour by Georgetown University and we have not regretted. It's like in a setting of Harry Potter is really beautiful.
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  • Georgetown University, is a university based in Washington, and is the oldest outfit by Catholics. She's gorgeous, and it's been a real treat to be able to visit it, during an afternoon and see this mixture of old and modern. Everything is designed for the convenience of students, and allow them to study fully. As you know, the cost of the US universities is not given, and Georgetown University is no exception to the rule... $50,000 to a minimum on average each year in order to study! You can imagine the cost of four years of studies. I liked most the visited the library... a real pleasure for the eyes of a rat of libraries that I am!
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  • A surprise welcome for an urban campus with so many of its buildings on the street, nice to see a campus center with welcoming gates. Rather lovely, especially given its locale. 
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  • Dear Friends: I represent for fund raising a mexican foundation established in the Universidad Iberoamericana (an S.J. University) mainly dedicated to provide daily food to 2000 children in extreme poverty. The cost to feed one children for one year is Dls.7,300.00. We want to know if there is a possibility to obtain donations for our Foundation (Fundación Ibero Meneses A.C. ) Our foundation can provide receipts tax deductible because we are an institution of social service registedrd in Mexico. Thank you for your attentio, Mario Valverde
  • A fantastic institution all around. Multicultural, grounded in Catholic virtues of charity while at the same time fostering a liberal world view inclusive of all cultures, based on the principles of respect and love for all. Love love love this place! Beautiful campus and quality faculty to boot :)
  • Amazing place! Looks great outside like inside. Great place to visit if you are in Georgetown.
  • Great school and beautiful campus. Proud to be an alum.
  • This college sucks #DonaldTrump #stupidliberals