Georgetown University Visit Report by jamesn37
Visit to Georgetown University in July 2007 by jamesn37(Student, HS Class of 2009)
(Member since July 22 2008 with 28 posts)
3 of 6 people found this visit report helpful
Information Session: Yes - Average, provided a little more information - by no means a lot.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Great professors. Classrooms vary in sizes. Great teachers, not just DC hot shots. When you get George Tenet and profs who do a great job of actually teaching you, you know you've got a great mix
Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
Appearance of Campus:
Overall Campus Impression:
Area Immediately Around Campus:
Campus Visit Notes for Georgetown University
After spending more than a week at Georgetown, I have a great feel for the campus and life there. I was impressed with the cleanliness and state of the art (ness) of the university first and foremost. The facilities are great.
I love how the campus is accessible to DC, but not in it. There's a beautiful urbanish area surrounding the campus as well. For me, it's great, for others it may not be.
At the risk of sounding repetitive, I'll cut to an area many people are concerned with: Georgetown's Jesuit status.
1. Religion is anything but overpowering (as I collect from friends who go there). You have to take a few classes, but they're along the same lines as Health class in high school... except morally the opposite.
2. There is a presence, if you look for it: I've read that pro-choice and pro-gay marriage protesters can only protest in certain areas. A little harsh, but that's what I'd expect from a Catholic university. Another thing, they don't sell condoms at the convenience stores on campus. There's a CVS around the corner, so don't worry.
3. Being a Catholic school is very beneficial as well. Where else would you see the maintained architectural features and scenic areas? There's a breathtaking garden near where the jesuit priests live. Hey, it's not all bad for you non-catholics (i'm one of them)
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Wisey's (Wisemiller's) is a great deli. Great restaurants in the area, just browse around.