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Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise eleven undergraduate and graduate schools, including the Walsh School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business, Medical School, Law School, and a campus in Qatar. The school's main campus, on a hill above the Potomac River, is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. The school was founded by and is affiliated with the Society of Jesus, and is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in the United States, though the majority of students presently are not Catholic.To visit Georgetown University on your trip to Washington DC, use our Washington DC day trip planner.
Georgetown is ranked among the top universities in the United States and admission is highly selective. The university offers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 135 countries. The school's athletic teams are nicknamed the Hoyas and include a men's basketball team, which has won a record eight Big East championships, appeared in five Final Fours, and won a national championship in 1984.
Georgetown's notable alumni include 13 Nobel Prize Laureates, 28 Rhodes Scholars, 32 Marshall Scholars, 33 Truman Scholars, 429 Fulbright Scholars, 2 U.S. Presidents, and 2 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, as well as international royalty and 14 foreign heads of state. Among the world's leading institutions in government and international relations, the school's alumni include more U.S. diplomats than any other university and many members of the United States Congress.
Tours to Georgetown University
$94 BOOK WITH VIATOR Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley + Monuments by Moonlight Tour
Duration: 3 hours
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$65 BOOK WITH VIATOR Historic Georgetown Walking Tour Historic Georgetown Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
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$25 BOOK WITH VIATOR The History of Black Georgetown The History of Black Georgetown
Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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Georgetown University reviews
Had a great time taking my daughter to where I went to undergrad. From pictures with the John Carroll statute to a break in Dahlgren Chapel to wandering the Jesuit cemetery, it was great seeing her..... more
Had a great time taking my daughter to where I went to undergrad. From pictures with the John Carroll statute to a break in Dahlgren Chapel to wandering the Jesuit cemetery, it was great seeing her..... more »
Beautiful campus & surrounding area to walk around. Cobbled stone walkways in areas, historic. We stopped here in early evening before dinner so no crowds.
Beautiful campus & surrounding area to walk around. Cobbled stone walkways in areas, historic. We stopped here in early evening before dinner so no crowds. more »
Beautiful campus well maintained. Although old it still has many modern buildings and they are always improving. Lots of history there. No subway stop at the campus but nonetheless is worth going over there. Campus bookstore is huge.
For the record, I didn't go to school here, but I've only heard good things. From a tourist's perspective, there's plenty of neat architecture on campus. It's in one of the older sections of Washington DC, so definitely worth checking out.
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