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About Georgetown University

Georgetown's distinguished faculty members are teachers and scholars who use student-centered teaching methods that engage students in inquiry and research. Georgetown has established research centers in priority areas of cancer medicine, science, religion, ethics and public policy. A variety of campus programs promote undergraduate research opportunities and assist graduate students with securing research funding sources.

The social and cultural attractions on campus and around Washington, D.C., enhance the luster of a Georgetown education, offering numerous avenues for athletics, entertainment and extracurricular involvement. The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service hosts multiple student programs and organizations in keeping with Georgetown's Jesuit values. Students of Georgetown, Inc., 'the Corp,' is the largest student owned and operated nonprofit; its seven subsidiary companies generate revenues that exceed $4 million annually, which funds student organization grants and scholarships.


Admissions to Georgetown are highly selective; only 18 percent of applicants are accepted into its four undergraduate schools. In addition to strong teacher recommendations and high school transcripts that demonstrate successful completion of a rigorous college prep curriculum, applicants' SAT or ACT scores typically fall in the top five percent. Applicants are encouraged to attend informational sessions on campus and observe classes. First-year applicants are required to interview in their home area with an alumnus.

Schools and Colleges at Georgetown University

Georgetown College

The largest, oldest college on campus, Georgetown College is the cradle of the university's Jesuit liberal arts tradition. Undergraduates participate in a variety of small first-year seminars. Many study language and culture culminating in a semester or two abroad sponsored by Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. Majors of all disciplines--including math, science, the social sciences and humanities--are encouraged to gain practical experience through service opportunities and the broad array of internships available in Washington, D.C.

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

The School of Foreign Service, founded in 1919, trains approximately 2,000 students from more than 70 countries for careers in international affairs. Undergraduates can pursue a multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service program, and there are six graduate programs offered through the school's diverse centers and institutes. Research centers include those for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Contemporary Arab Studies and Peace and Security Studies.

Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business

The business school, which inaugurated a state-of-the-art building in 2009, is home to 1,354 undergraduate and 979 grad students. Although some are Global Executive MBA students at Georgetown's campus in Spain, the new building is fully equipped and wired to connect students and markets around the globe. Georgetown's business school is known for its interdisciplinary programs in international business, public policy and finance. The Center for Business and Public Policy is ideally located to bring prominent policy makers, business people and scholars together to discuss economic issues that shape the world.

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Founded in 1903, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in human science, international health, health systems administration and nursing. Among its facilities are the Discovery Center, a research and teaching laboratory, and a clinical simulation center with robotic patients. Students have numerous opportunities to perform internships and conduct research domestically and internationally; in the past, students have done malaria research in Ghana and completed internships with the Pan American Health Organization.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

This school was established to coordinate graduate admissions, student services and research. The graduate school works with admissions committees of the various colleges and schools and finalizes admissions decisions, as well as administering graduate certificate and dual-degree programs. It also manages a large budget that supports research grants, merit scholarships and fellowships that support graduate students through partnerships with schools in Mexico and Chile to pursue doctoral degrees.

School of Medicine

Established in 1851, Georgetown's School of Medicine is based on the principle of care for the whole person as well as service to the community. In an international city that is home to the National Institute of Health, the concept of community service is envisioned locally and globally. In addition to training doctors in a variety of medical specialties, the school offers several graduate certificates, masters and doctoral programs in areas such as biohazardous threat agents and emerging infectious diseases, health physics and tumor biology.

Law Center

The Law Center, established in 1870, is located on Capitol Hill, which position grants access to many government commissions and agencies, Congress and the Supreme Court. Georgetown's extensive J.D. programs include specializations for global law scholars and public interest law scholars; law students can also pursue certificates in law concerning refugees and humanitarian emergencies and World Trade Organization studies. Georgetown's legal clinics provide students with valuable experience while providing legal counsel to underserved populations.

School of Continuing Studies

Since 1956, the School of Continuing Studies, with a mission of educational outreach, has offered professional development courses, part-time degrees and a variety of summer study options. The school serves nearly 3,000 students annually with more than 665 credit and non-credit courses and programs for high school students and adults. Students can pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal studies in a variety of disciplines, as well as prepare for careers in journalism, business and technology management.

Contact Information

  • Address: 37th and O St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20057
  • Phone Number: (202) 687-0100
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Georgetown University Online Locations

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