Georgetown University

Where did Bill Clinton go to college? What’s a Hoya? Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near? The answers to these and other mysteries of the world below – College Compass Campus Profile presents: Georgetown University.

NAME: Georgetown University.

SCHOOLS:Georgetown College, McDonough School of Business, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Law Center, School of Medicine,School of Continuing Studies and School of Nursing & Health Studies.

MEDIAN SAT SCORE: 1875-2190.


CAMPUS: 104 acres, Georgetown University is situated overlooking the Potomac River just a few minutes from downtown Washington. The majority of students live on campus in the numerous traditional residence halls, but some students choose to live in the townhouses and apartments surrounding campus. Student organizations on campus include religious groups, media outlets, and student government associations. The Georgetown Hoyas are part of NCAA’s Division I and are well known for their dominant men’s basketball team, which maintains a fierce rivalry with Syracuse and plays most home games at the Verizon Center, also home to the Washington Wizards. The popular chant “hoya saxa,” ancient Greek for “what rocks,” gained prominence in 1920 and—contrary to popular belief—has nothing to do with Georgetown’s mascot, Jack the Bulldog.

NUMBER OF FRIENDS YOU CAN MAKE: 7,433 undergraduates.

WHERE YOU WILL LIVE: Washington, D.C. formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District”, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. The U.S. Constitution allows for the creation of a special district to serve as the permanent national capital. The District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state and is instead directly overseen by the federal government. Within the District, a new capital city was founded in 1791 and named in honor of George Washington. The City of Washington, along with Georgetown and outlying areas within the federal district, were placed under a single, unified government following an act of Congress in 1871.

COST: approx. $40,203.

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