Georgetown University Class of 2009!

<p>This thread is for everyone who knows they are going to enroll this fall and become a Hoya. </p>

<p>I, for one, have made the decision that I am going to be on the Hilltop this fall.</p>

<p>So here is a roster/discussion thread for everyone in Georgetown's class of 2009!</p>

<p>Hoya Saxa! And welcome to the Class of 2009! ;)</p>

<p>I was just rejected at Brown, and now am ready to finally join you for certain.</p>

<p>See you at the Hilltop. Hoya Saxa.</p>

<p>congrats to all! wish me luck for class of 2010!</p>

<p>Hoya Saxa!! Will def! be a member of the Class of 2009!</p>

<p>I will be there too! See you guys in September! God I can't wait.</p>

I was just rejected at Brown, and now am ready to finally join you for certain.


<p>I'm in the same club.</p>

<p>Hey have any of you guys bought the premium online USNWR? I have been wanting to see some pages, but no one at my school has gotten it, so we cant share acct info.</p>

<p>I've already decided too!! See you next fall :-)</p>

<p>got rejected at dartmouth/harvard, so ill be there in the fall!!!!</p>

<p>I'll be there, too! Hooray! I can't wait to start getting all my info...any idea when it will come?</p>

<p>if any of you are the lj type:</p>

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<p>Brenner, I have USNWR 2004-2005.. Premium, that is..</p>

<p>Tlaktan, did you get my message? Anyway, I know u got into Notre Dame, what do you think. I should be getting my decision Monday from ND, and I am wondering how it compares with G. My family has always dreamed of me going to ND since I was born, and I like some things about it. If I get a substantial amount of money from them, what should I do?</p>

<p>Well, it all depends on what you're aiming for. I'm selecting Georgetown over Notre Dame (even though ND's package is slightly better) because of the D.C. area and the School of Foreign Service, which can't be beat as far as International Diplomacy goes. But if Notre Dame offers a stronger department in the area you want to study in, then, well, the decision becomes a little harder.</p>

<p>That said, Notre Dame offers some great things too -- school spirit, a great alumni body (not to say Georgetown doesn't have amazing alums as well), and a strong sense of camaraderie (again, for the school spirit and camaraderie, not saying Georgetown doesn't have it.. just saying Notre Dame is well known for this)..</p>

<p>IMHO, point by point, Georgetown is better than Notre Dame. However, if you get a substantial amount of cash from Notre Dame, and if it's significantly more than what Georgetown offers, then you have to ask yourself, "Is it worth it?" </p>

<p>You mention your family, and that's great -- they want you to go to Notre Dame. But on the same note, this is your decision, not theirs. You can take their pressure into account in making your decision, but don't make the choice completely theirs. In the end, you have to pick what's happy for you.</p>

<p>I'm not easily impressed by larger endowments and "stronger (this is all relative, anyway)" school spirit; the SFS program has all I need for the future ahead of me. With the EA deferral, my interest slowly declined, but my love for the school has been rekindled ever since the acceptance. You have no idea how grateful I am to GU for accepting me despite the odds against me. </p>

<p>Here is the selection criteria I used to make my choice in the end (not that it really matters, I knew pretty much that I was going to Georgetown if accepted.. and I am..)</p>

<p>** Georgetown v. Notre Dame **</p>

<h1>1: Strength of International Relations/International Diplomacy Program</h1>

<p>+1 Georgetown (Hands down. Sorry.)</p>

<h1>2: Faculty Accessibility for Research Purposes, etc.,</h1>

<p>Both schools are great, so no score here.</p>

<h1>3: Friendliness of Student Body</h1>

<p>Both schools are great for this, so no score here.</p>

<h1>4: Diversity of Student Body</h1>

<p>(Note: Living in Los Angeles for .. 17 years, diversity is priority for me. The people you meet around here .. they are very interesting, and I'd like the school I go to be reflective of that diversity..)
+1 Georgetown </p>

<h1>5: Prospects for Career Development</h1>

<p>+1 Georgetown (Georgetown is in D.C., how better can it get? South Bend, IN, on the other hand, doesn't offer much in terms of exploring career options and such.)</p>

<h1>6: Location of the School</h1>

<p>+1 Georgetown (Sorry, I've lived in Los Angeles all of my life. If Georgetown hadn't accepted me, I would have given consideration to going to a small LAC or a university like Notre Dame, but I really can't leave the feeling of urbana.. at least not during college..)</p>

<h1>7: Financial Aid Package</h1>

<p>Okay. +1 Vanderbilt (Yes, Vanderbilt offered me a very neat package with only $5k in loans and $40k in grants. However, I'm planning on appealing my Georgetown Financial Aid Package.. so don't count them out yet).. Oh, wait, this was between ND and GU, right? Then ND takes the cake, by $3,000.</p>

<p>** NOTE: ** NYU scored very poorly in this area. I received $21,000 in financial aid, of which nearly half were loans. Disappointing, for such a "good" school. Then again, their financial aid is a bit lacking, from what I've heard.</p>

<h1>8: Strength of Faculty Body</h1>

<p>I met with one of the professors of the SFS program (at a world affairs thing in February..) he was simply ** amazing ! ** I mean, I paid attention for the WHOLE event.. he even cracked a joke about how him and Dean Gallucci had to swallow down duck feet for the "good of the country.."</p>

<p>I haven't seen ND's faculty yet.. but I'm pretty sure they are impressive to. However, +1 Georgetown</p>

<p>There are other elements in making my decision, but in the end... Georgetown wins. Once again, what's important to you will be different from what's important to me. Just make your decision, and despite the cliched nature of what I'm about to say: "Follow your heart."</p>

<p>Wow I'm getting so excited to live in DC... the more I think about it, the better it seems. We are all so incredibly lucky and forunate to have the opportunity to go to Georgetown. :D</p>

<p>Notre Dame's reputation is not as well respected once you leave the midwest. so depending on what you wnat to do or where youwant to work, East & west coast regard Georgetown superior to ND</p>

<p>Congrats Class of 09.. See you in the Fall</p>

<p>Is anyone else interested in joining the student EMS group, I am thinking of getting certified as an EMT for a hobby.</p>

<p>i suggest you try to get EMT certification over the summer. It'll save you time, AND you get to start off in GERMS(Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service) right away. I was dumb, so I didn't get my certification over the summer, and I thought I'd just take the class. But, orchestra rehearsals are on the same days, so that didn't work out. So, I'm getting certified during the summer. It'll save you time, and it's basically like another class you're studying for, so it'll save your sanity. They have parties, games, get to go to bball games for free(at least some of them), and you can be cool when your walkie-talkie goes off during class and you have to rush out in your uniform, LOL, j/k.</p>