Georgetown University is a private non-profit research university located in Washington, D.C., United States. It was established in 1789 as a Georgetown College. The first class was started in 1792 with 40 students, whereas the first bachelor degree was awarded in 1817.
The university is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit-affiliated institution of higher education in the country.
Study Areas, Departments & Schools
Georgetown University has the nine schools which are categorized into 15 study areas.
Study Areas - Business and Economics; Language and Linguistics; Law; Social Sciences; Government, Politics and Policy; International Affairs; Mathematics and Computer Science; History and others
Departments - Economics, English, Government, History, Theology, Philosophy, Chemistry, Anthropology, Sociology, Performing Arts, Neuroscience, Medicine and others
Schools - McDonough School of Business; School of Medicine; School of Nursing & Health Studies; Law School; Walsh School of Foreign Service; School of Continuing Studies; and others
Programs & Degrees
The university has a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Political Economy, American Studies, Comparative Literature, Medieval Studies, Linguistics, Classics, Liberal Studies, Computer Science, Human Science, Nursing, Philosophy, Neurobiology, Physics and others
Business Administration, English, Security Studies, Policy Management, History, Global Human Development, Foreign Service, National Security Law, Journalism, Math and Statistics, Tumor Biology, Physiology and others
Economics, Government, History, Arabic, Spanish, Juridical Science, Liberal Studies, Computer Science, Medicine, Pharmacology, Islamic Studies, Chemistry, Psychology and others
Georgetown University offers a range of unparalleled research opportunities to the students. They get a chance to learn and share innovative ideas at the leading scientific centers and institutes. The researchers engage in carrying out the basic and clinical research projects along with various other global challenges.
The student-centered research university has world-class research facilities, support and funding sources that help in conducting each research effectively and impactful.
The admission process is different for undergraduate and graduate applicants. An applicant’s academic performance is taken as the main criteria for the application approval. To know about the admissions process and requirements for the type of study or program an applicant is going to apply for, please visit here.
Georgetown main campus is situated on a hill above the Potomac River. It covers 104 acres of area that includes academic buildings, residence halls, laboratories and library. The surrounding areas of the campus have restaurants, shopping centres, bars, cafes etc. More than 65% students live in the university-owned housing. The campus services include a bookstore, bank, ATM, health center, dining, counseling, mail services and others.
The university has highly active and vibrant arts community. The exhibitions, concerts and artistic events encourage students to participate and explore their talent in and out of the classroom. Several kinds of activities are organized by the arts, dance, music and theater groups. More than 200 student clubs and activities engage students throughout the year.
The teams, Georgetown Hoyas, have competed and won various national championships. The sports and athletic facilities at the campus not only help students to excel in their interested sports but also give them a platform to stay fit and healthy.
The university aims to provide financial support to the qualified applicants to give them the best learning community. Whether undergraduate or graduate student, applicants must check the eligibility criteria of the offered federal, state and private financial aid programs. The students can also take benefits of university fellowships and scholarships. It includes loans, employment and grants from public and private sources.
Why to join?
The vibrant community of students, faculty and staff from all corners of the world provides an academic platform where students can make a different in the world through their new ideas, innovation and discoveries.