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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  • August 4, 2017
    Georgetown has a really nice campus with several historical buildings built between 1762-1789. Quite amazing to see what they were able to build that long ago and then see how poor architecture has be...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Possibility to visit freely, when I say freely that is to say that nobody has ask whatever it is to get free parking, walk around the campus, sports halls, hall of Lady, classroom, churches... except the library was closed. It's quite pretty but not to the point that I myself imagined. A small side Harry potter in the building principal.un ball left on the soccer field. I'm glad to be gone, but not too cliché in the tv series, good experience anyway!
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  • July 2, 2017
    A historical gem among several within DC. The main quadrangle was established after independence but before 1800. Jesuit origins. Cross the Keys bridge from Arlington/Rosslyn and wind through the hist...  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    "Follow The yellow Brick! Fresh! New book! A Story Of Business Success! Overcoming Obstacles In Black America! Author Jimi Little! Must Read!
  • May 27, 2017
    This is a must visit if you're in the vicinity. The architecture on the Healy hall is amazing and a walk around the university is recommended.
  • April 30, 2017
    Visiting the school. Large campus with all amenities. Hospital is part of campus.
  • June 4, 2017
    It's a college with a cemetery in the middle of campus! How cool is that?
  • April 24, 2017
    Awesome place to be! The environment is just lovely and the location is fantastic.

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