Georgetown University, Washington DC

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 stopped by here on our pedicab tour and loved the building. It has character to burn and left you just wanting to watch it all day.  more »
  • A well-known university near the capital has nurtured a great nurture of the political elite of the capital. School school, all the time there are students in the grass, strolling in the school park is very comfortable.
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  • We came to just check out the campus and the buildings and it was really nice to just walk around and check out the beautiful buildings. My camera battery was low so we asked if we could charge it and...  more »
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  • It is filled with rich moments of US history and future of political education. Georgetown is most unique in terms of culture-wise; most of the students are multi lingual and its community appreciates and respects non-American cultures. This university constantly forces students to interact with each other to broaden their point of views and make them more colorful in terms of personality. Definitely a place to consider for your higher education experience
  • During my first visit for my daughter, I was surprised with it’s importance. The campus was overall beautiful, so much history in the architecture. Very friendly students and staff that were willing to help with directions. Definitely would encourage my kids to apply. 👍👍
  • We went there for college information session. It was the poorly organized. They were late to begin with. No apology. The admissions staff who presented the info sounded more like a recording machine...You basically could get the information from the website. Nothing new. It was more like a presentation than a genuine communication. She also admitted that during the presentation. We expected a bit more from Georgetown. No doubt it is an excellent university. However, it was the worst experience as compared to other information sessions we went to including MIT, BU, and U of Toronto, and Case Western Reserve
  • Easy to see right off of O Street servicing Georgetown and the adjoining areas of Washington DC. Parking on the Street is available but it fills up fast. Clean facilities. Public Restrooms. Long history of Tradition, Education, and Religious Studies. Our information lecture started late and was moved to a different room upstairs. Our tour guide said "Like" and "Uhm" over and over again. Parking is free if you're taking a tour. Give it a try and you decide.
  • Great University. Love the architecture of the building, the old get mixed with the new, and the combination is perfect. There is space to do outdoor activities and the gardens are beautiful.
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