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Colgate VS. Georgetown

TerrarumOrbisTerrarumOrbis Registered User Posts: 317 Member
Hello All-

I'm aware of the totally different atmospheres of Colgate and Georgetown (small vs. large/rural vs. urban), but I'm not exactly sure how they compare prestige wise...I've heard different things from different people. What do you think?

Thank You!
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Replies to: Colgate VS. Georgetown

  • TerrarumOrbisTerrarumOrbis Registered User Posts: 317 Member
    Please...any thoughts? I would really appreciate some feedback...I'm kind of clueless here!
  • footballyus2345footballyus2345 Registered User Posts: 426 Member
    georgetown more prestiguois but COLGATE kciks ass
  • JuJuJuJu Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
    Pretty much equal, I'd say... Slight edge to GTown.
  • virtuoso_735virtuoso_735 Registered User Posts: 1,876 Senior Member
    I'd say Georgetown is more prestigious but it's all about fit.
  • TerrarumOrbisTerrarumOrbis Registered User Posts: 317 Member
    Thanks! Any other thoughts?
  • pizza eaterpizza eater Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Georgetown is preeminent in the International Relations field (its Masters is rated number one in the world by Foreign Policy magazine) and has a reputation that is truly world-class. Its faculty and alumni include current and former Heads of State. Colgate, while a great liberal arts school, has no program of this caliber or visibility.
  • ClendenenatorClendenenator Registered User Posts: 1,671 Senior Member
    ...But if you're going for math/science then Colgate is much better.
  • par72par72 Registered User Posts: 4,208 Senior Member
    Might look at Holy Cross-a combination of Colgate and Georgetown- Jesuit LAC.
  • gellinogellino Registered User Posts: 3,017 Senior Member
    Georgetown is a little more well known, especially in poly sci type pursuits, but they are close enough to concern yourself more with fit. I knew several who didn't do this and ended up transferring from Colgate to Georgetown and vice versa.
  • momfrommemomfromme Registered User Posts: 2,669 Senior Member
    Georgetown has a very strong national and international reputation across a variety of fields. Colgate is a good lac that is not as well known but has excellent Wall St. contacts.

    You should also consider if you want to live in a very rural area and go to a school with a heavy Greek scene or if you prefer to live in a cosmopolitan area with many varied, world class cultural opportunities. Colgate tries to bring a lot to campus, but of course cannot compete with what is available at Georgetown and in the DC area.
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Registered User Posts: 9,449 Senior Member
    "across a variety of fields"

    Not sure about that.

    IR/poli? Yes
    Law? Yes
    Languages? Maybe...not sure.

    Sciences? No
    Social Sciences other than IR? No
    Humanities other than languages? Not sure but probably no.
    Engineering? No
    Medicine? No
    Business? No
    Arts/Performing Arts/Music? No
  • AJ1018AJ1018 Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    How could georgetown be weak in sciences with a medical school on campus?
  • footballyus2345footballyus2345 Registered User Posts: 426 Member
    how can colaget be better at business - if goegetown actually ahs a bschool
  • momfrommemomfromme Registered User Posts: 2,669 Senior Member
    Sam Lee -- You're not sure how good Georgetown is with languages? Well, they are clearly elite, with very few institutions at their level of expertise - Consider the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown http://college.georgetown.edu/programs/fll/index.html that offers 15 (!!!) languages.

    Oh, and neither Colgate nor Georgetown offer engineering and Colgate certainly does not have a strong reputation for arts and music. They regularly get professional musicians to participate in their performing music groups since they don't have enough students to fill them out. And there's no question that people who want to go to cultural events in college have way, way more in DC than they do in the area of rural Hamilton, NY.
  • TerrarumOrbisTerrarumOrbis Registered User Posts: 317 Member
    Hey, thanks for so many responses!! I'm actually more interested in the prestige of the names on the street.
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