What do YOU like about Georgetown?

<p>I figured we might have a chilled out thread as well. We can just talk about the different reasons we're applying to Georgetown or why you just like it. Seems like a good idea. </p>

<p>I love the campus, faculty, students and courses. Oh, and Jack the Bulldog seems awesome!</p>

<p>SFS core <3
and DC</p>

<p>DC. the absolute #1 reason. by far my favorite city in the US and undoubtedly the best city to be in as an IR major</p>

<p>as an Int'l, I'm drawn to SFS for sure.</p>

<p>As a current student, I want to wish you all the best of luck for Georgetown. My decision to come 1,000 miles away from all of my family and friends was a tough one, but I am so glad I chose this school. I have grown so much in the past two months and I can't wait to see where the next four years lead me. This place is beautiful in every way and I am incredibly happy to call it my home. Hoya Saxa! (also, I'm writing this on a Friday night which is lame...but I'm waking up way early tomorrow to volunteer. I promise you this is certainly not the norm for me or most other people here! Haha.) Also, probably not the thread for this, but if you have ANY questions let me know!</p>

<p>YoPongo, what do most people do on the weekends? Is it mostly on-campus parties or do most people go to Adams Morgan and the like? Because that seems like it would get very expensive after a while lol.</p>

<p>Also, do professors generally make themselves accessible to students? What has been your experience with, say, getting clarification on an assignment you don't understand?</p>

<p>I'm also a current student (SFS) and couldn't agree more with YoPongo. Georgetown is simply overwhelming in the most positive sense of the word. The campus and city are beautiful. You can leave picturesque Georgetown for downtown DC in a matter of minutes. I run from campus to the Mall all the time and you never get tired of seeing the monuments, White House, or the Capitol (day or night it is completely amazing). </p>

<p>Most of professors are awe-inspiring, challenge you in ways you could never imagine and really try to help their students. They are very responsive to e-mail questions or concerns and have regular office hours. You definitely need to be your own best advocate and seek them out. No one will hold your hand through an assignment/paper but they will gladly point you in the right direction. Class participation is crucial and can be an intimidating endeavor here at Georgetown. There is an adjustment of sorts when you first arrive because you are in classes filled with students who are eager to participate, really well read and just smart as hell. It may be the 1st time you will be classes where the majority of students are as intelligent or more so than you. </p>

<p>I also agree that Georgetown students know how to party hard but also maintain a very healthy sense of perspective.</p>

<p>And I have to agree with everything MacHoban just said! This place is amazing. Since the question about professors has been answered well, I'll talk about the nightlife. There are soooo many things going on all the time, whether you drink or not. For example, last night I could have gone to a party at a friend's apartment, but I wanted to stay in for once and rest. I ended up watching TV with one of my friends, and then our common room had a spontaneous Latin dance party and made cinnamon rolls. A lot of my friends went to a Latin dance show last night, too. </p>

<p>For parties, people go to Burleith and the various apartment buildings (Village A rooftops!). Basically, if you have older friends or are in a lot of extra-curriculars you'll have a party available to you every weekend if that's your thing. I don't know very many people who go out to Adams Morgan, but that's probably because I'm not an upperclassmen. It seems like the older students go to Rhino and Thirds a lot (bars on M street).</p>

<p>I love the city, the campus, the volunteer work/social justice opportunites, the Jesuits, the basketball team. I really hope I get accepted.</p>

<p>The city, the campus, the religion, the academic quality, the prestige.</p>