Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice.
An undergraduate applicant's ability to pay tuition is not a criterion for admission. Georgetown’s commitment to meet 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of each undergraduate who merits admission, through scholarships, loans and other forms of assistance, means that every accepted undergraduate student can afford to enroll. Each year more than half of Georgetown undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance.
The Georgetown Scholarship Program, which helps talented, low-income, often first-generation students thrive at the university, has a high graduation rate and has been recognized in a forthcoming longitudinal study as a model for other universities.
Georgetown is home to a vibrant community of accomplished students, distinguished faculty members and committed professional staff. Together, we use different methods of innovative teaching to realize our passion for learning across disciplines, campuses and continents. Academics at Georgetown is heavily influenced by our Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person.
Georgetown's nine schools offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, including the liberal arts, sciences, international relations, law, medicine, business administration and public policy degrees, and a growing number of specialized certificates and continuing education programs.
Georgetown students enjoy a vibrant campus life that is shaped by Washington, D.C.’s status as a global hub of policy, attention to cultural and community experiences and by a more than 400-year tradition of Jesuit education.
Few universities in the world offer the extraordinary range and diversity of research opportunities as Georgetown, classified as a Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) University by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university’s location in the nation’s capital provides unparalleled opportunities for learning at leading scientific centers and institutes as well as top policy think tanks.
We look for ways to apply our research and scholarship to help meet the challenges of our age, whether this means working for social justice or fostering greater cross-cultural understanding.
The original goals of the association included "that students... might... be assured of meeting their old companions and friends." Georgetown's alumni association remains a vehicle by which alumni participate in each other's lives and in the life of the university, and express their loyalty and undying affection for Georgetown - no matter their campus, school, or year.
Dr. David Fajgenbaum (NHS’07), a medical researcher and social entrepreneur in search of a cure for the rare disease he has, will share lessons of resilience and focus with the undergraduate Class of 2017 at Senior Convocation as Georgetown kicks off 2017 Commencement Weekend, May 18-21.
Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading 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. We provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.