It’s hard not to fall in love with Georgetown University because the college is spectacularly beautiful. For anyone interested in studying government or international relations, it’s a no-brainer to aspire to study here.
But if you are NOT interested in politics or foreign affairs, then this school might feel like a wasted opportunity akin to being an English major at M.I.T. Still, this might be my favorite college town, more robust with shops and restaurants than Harvard Square and more quaint and inviting that Westwood!
Georgetown is not on the Common App and this might be a deliberate ploy not to be anyone’s Ivy League back-up. Not only do you need to apply separately, but Georgetown also requires 3 SAT subject tests. A strong academic school that is best of class for political science majors, this college also has strong athletics. Plan ahead if you are considering Georgetown to make sure that you include time for the extra tests and application, but it is well worth the effort because … just look at this school!
- The campus is stunning. It looks like Hogwarts with a defined campus that has plenty of green space and is beautifully landscaped.
- Georgetown Alumni donate $2 million dollars of year for the bulbs, evident in the extensive plantings of gorgeous tulips.
- If you are interested in foreign affairs or politics or an area where they have a specialty school such as nursing, this is the school for you. The undergraduate business school is better than the graduate business school.
- The only downside to Georgetown, assuming you are interested in government, foreign affairs, or something similar to that, is that they are not on the Common App. Georgetown requires standardized testing including 3 SAT subject tests. It makes sense that Georgetown has onerous application requirements because they don’t want to be anyone’s back up Ivy League!
- It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,463
- The setting is urban, and the campus size is 104 acres.
- It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.
- Georgetown University’s ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 22.
- This is a stunning school that is hard not to fall in love with!
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