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|Not so bright|
| I just finished my first year at Georgetown and I HATED it. I expected it to get better after first semester, but it didn't. Most of the kids are very friendly but also very fake and very similar in terms of how they act, speak, wear. Their idea of fun is random-making out and kegs. I grew up in DC and went to a diverse high school, so going to a school that was not diverse was definitely depressing. I felt different because I didn't conform to what the other students liked or enjoyed. I was also Pre-med and the science classes here suck. I would prefer going to another institution for science majors to get the grades you deserve from better professors. Helpfulness varies from teach to teacher, one teacher will never help while the other teacher does but there are hundreds of students lined up so you have to depend on yourself pretty much. The food is fine but I didn't expect to be sitting alone for the majority of the time. I just hope it gets better so I recommend you get involved and volunteer or have a job,I met some cool people that way. The parties here are wack, I prefer you leave Georgetown and go to the clubs in DC seriously. I also didn't like my roomate so my living situation wasn't good and the dorms in the beginning are not what you pay for. The financial office is irritating and they are not understanding of your situations so you better hustle. From the social scene to academics, I hated it. |
|Jun 29 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| I came in as a transfer student (I wanted to move closer to home in DC) and liked it overall, however the physical sciences department is extremely lacking (I was a Chemistry major). I probably would have received a better science education from a state school at a much lower cost than at Georgetown. I think they might be working on this with their new science center being built but when I was there, everything was so outdated.|
I am in a PhD program now at Stanford and I'm really envious of the research opportunities that the undergrads get here compared to what I had at Georgetown. Georgetown is just very pre-professional and non-academic (I never really heard any deep, philosophical conversations) The students there were great. They were all very comfortable with themselves, willing to help you, and glad to be there. The teachers are also very friendly and approachable (I still keep in contact with my old adviser). There was always something to do on the weekends in DC. Most people still think it is impressive that I went to Georgetown, but I expect its reputation won't last for long unless it re-evaluates its academic programs.
|Jan 23 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2005 |
| I absolutely love the place. The first semester was hard; I didn't always feel like I fit into the place. But now I can't imagine a better place to have attended.|
For me, the key has been three things: 1) faculty that really care for the students, go the extra mile for their students; 2) a student body that values community and diversity; 3) expanding my horizons (i.e., being forced to get take interesting courses outside my major and having the opportunity to get involved in some groups that I wouldn't have expected of myself!). I think a lot of what is special about Georgetown is due to the Jesuit influence -- they seem to have a long tradition of educating well.
|Dec 28 2009|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2013 |