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Founded in 1789 by Father John Carroll, Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D. C. Georgetown is the oldest Roman Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown University has three campuses in Washington, D. C. They include:
  • The Law Center
  • The Medical Center
  • The Undergraduate campus
The main campus covers over 100 acres of land and includes more than 55 buildings, student residences and various athletic facilities. Georgetown comprises 4 undergraduate schools and 3 graduate and professional schools. Georgetown's athletic teams are nicknamed The Hoyas. They own over 25 varsity teams and more than 15 club teams. Varsity teams participate in the NCAA's Division I. The most notable alum of the university is former U. S. President Bill Clinton.

Profile of Georgetown UniversityGeorgetown is located in a large city, in Washington, DC. The school is officially a Roman Catholic school. Georgetown is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at Georgetown often study science, law, and liberal arts.

Georgetown Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 79% of applicants were rejected at Georgetown. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 650 to 750 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 740 or higher on the math SAT. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.

Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Georgetown offers classes to 14, 826 students (13, 657 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
The school serves primarily full-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. The school does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Big East Conference and Patriot League competitions. Georgetown Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 453international relations, political science, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, history, Spanish language, linguistics, . . .
Law1, 036law, legal research
Business and Management675business management, finance, marketing, accounting, business administration, international business, CIO training
Science520physiology, science and society, biology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, . . .
Medicine200medicine, public health, neuroscience, health professions
Family and Social Work165public policy analysis
Nursing and Emergency Medicine163registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling77psychology
Religion and Philosophy36philosophy, religion
Mathematics26mathematics, probability and statistics
Medical administration26health care administration
Art Studies22art studies
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Education and Teaching4ESL instruction
Medical Support and Technology3radiation therapist, ophthalmic tech
Contact: GeorgetownGeorgetown University

37th and O St NW

Washington, DC 20057

General Phone: (202) 687-0100


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