Georgetown University is a private institution that was started in 1789. It has a undergraduate enrollment of 7,513, its environment is urban, and the campus size is 104 acres. It uses a semester-based academic year. Its tuition/fees are $57,928
Georgetown University is situated overlooking the Potomac River just a few minutes from downtown Washington. There are numerous traditional residence halls, and freshmen, sophomores and juniors are required to live on campus. Other learners choose to live in the townhouses and apartments surrounding campus. Student organizations on campus include religious groups, media outlets and student government. The Georgetown Hoyas are part of the NCAAs Division I and are well known for their dominant mens basketball team, which maintains a fierce rivalry with Syracuse University and plays most home games at Capital One Arena, also home to the Washington Wizards. The popular chant “hoya saxa,” a mix of ancient Greek and Latin that means “what rocks,” gained prominence in 1920 and contrary to popular belief has nothing to do with Georgetowns mascot, Jack the Bulldog.
Georgetown comprises several undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, including the highly ranked Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Law Center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies and McCourt School of Public Policy. Georgetowns Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service also offers well-regarded graduate programs. The neighborhood of Georgetown surrounding the universitys campus houses high-end shopping, restaurants and bars. Notable alumni include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, journalist Maria Shriver and Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing. The famous “Exorcist steps” used in the 1973 horror film “The Exorcist” are situated just below Georgetowns campus.