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Georgetown University, Washington DC

Categories: Historic Sites, Educational Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Run by the Jesuits, this is the most famous university in Washington and probably the oldest. It hugs the Georgetown district which also is interesting in its own right. The campus is a mixture of old...  read more »
  • This is probably one of the most beautiful university campuses that I have seen in the US. I was lucky to be there at the time magnolias were blooming in mid-Spring and the weather was beautiful. It c...  read more »
  • I recommend dares a tour of Georgetown University and a photo on the imposing fa├žade. Walking around its interior gardens and learn something more about this famous University. As a finishing touch, go to the store and take advantage of bringing a memory.
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  • 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 :)
  • THIS SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE ENGINEERING! I had high interest in this school for nearly a year and then I looked into their engineering and found that Georgetown does not offer it on their campus. You must go to Columbia University in NY for two years. I wish I was made aware of this earlier
  • There are racist there who will make your job hell. No one will help you or stop it. They have the best Public Relations money can buy to cover their wrong doings. Georgetown had their managers working daily to drive me out and eventually pushed me out (while I was on FMLA ) to cover up their discrimination. Very wicked people and place.
  • Great school and beautiful campus. Proud to be an alum.
  • Amazing how quickly you can be recognized by millions
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