Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading private academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, it provides students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs.
Comprising nine undergraduate and graduate schools, the university enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from a wide variety of religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, including 130 foreign countries. Admission to Georgetown is very selective with the university admitting about 16% of those that apply.
Georgetown's most notable alumni are prominent in public life in the United States and abroad. Among them are former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former U.S. Chief Justice Edward Douglass White, dozens of U.S. governors and members of Congress, actor Bradley Cooper, Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud of the Saudi Arabia royal family and many others.
Georgetown University offers undergraduate degrees in forty-eight majors in the four undergraduate schools, as well as the opportunity for students to design their own individualized courses of study. Most popular specializations among bachelors are Social (33% of total number of bachelors), Sciences (23%), Business/Marketing (7%), and Health Professions (6%).
As a location, Georgetown is ranked nationally as the second best college town by the Princeton Review. The Georgetown neighborhood west of Wisconsin Avenue NW, is dominated by the presence of university students. Students have easy access to commercial area, the Georgetown Waterfront, and numerous trails that lead to the National Mall and other parks.