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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  • ...and had the opportunity to walk through the campus from Volta St. to the Medical School. Charming buildings.. Not unlike many other campuses in the US, its overall atmosphere very conducive to lear...  more »
  • Very nice place! Less mythical that Harvard has Boston but very beautiful! Go when you go visit the georgetown district
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  • 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.
  • Visiting the school. Large campus with all amenities. Hospital is part of campus.
  • It's a college with a cemetery in the middle of campus! How cool is that?
  • Awesome place to be! The environment is just lovely and the location is fantastic.

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