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. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
An undergraduate applicant's ability to pay tuition is not a criterion for admission. In 1978, Georgetown began its historic commitment to meet the financial need of every undergraduate who merits admission. The University works to provide eligible students 100 percent of their demonstrated financial need through scholarships, loans and other forms of assistance. Our practices mean that every eligible undergraduate student, once accepted, can afford to enroll. Each year over half of Georgetown undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance.
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, including dialog and new technology, 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 a wide variety of intellectually rigorous programs designed to prepare students for many disparate careers and guide them toward their intellectual and professional goals.
Our 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.
Few universities in the world offer the extraordinary range and diversity of research opportunities that Georgetown students and faculty enjoy. 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 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies Georgetown as a Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) University. This classification reflects our commitment to an intellectual environment that is conducive to the discovery and communication of new knowledge.
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.
In our globalizing world nations and individuals are more interconnected and interdependent than ever before. As institutions dedicated to the creation and sharing of knowledge, universities bear a special responsibility to engage the forces of globalization to advance the betterment of humankind.
At Georgetown we exercise this global responsibility in the formation of our students, the inquiry of our faculty, and service to the global common good.
António Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a Georgetown audience yesterday that despite the current spotlight on the Syrian refugee crisis, the international community should focus on situations that pose a greater threat to global peace and security.
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. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, 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.
These values are at the core of Georgetown’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds.