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For the liberal arts college in Georgetown, Kentucky, see Georgetown College. Georgetown University_sentence_0

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Georgetown UniversityGeorgetown University_table_caption_0
Former namesGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_0_0 Georgetown College (1789–1815)Georgetown University_cell_0_0_1
MottoGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_1_0 Utraque Unum (Latin)Georgetown University_cell_0_1_1
Motto in EnglishGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_2_0 Both into OneGeorgetown University_cell_0_2_1
TypeGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_3_0 Private research universityGeorgetown University_cell_0_3_1
EstablishedGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_4_0 January 23, 1789 (1789-01-23)

(231 years ago)Georgetown University_cell_0_4_1

FounderGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_5_0 John CarrollGeorgetown University_cell_0_5_1
Religious affiliationGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_6_0 Roman Catholic (Jesuit)Georgetown University_cell_0_6_1
Academic affiliationsGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_7_0 AJCU ACCU 568 Group CUMU CUWMA NAICU ORAUGeorgetown University_cell_0_7_1
EndowmentGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_8_0 $1.82 billion (2019)Georgetown University_cell_0_8_1
ChairmanGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_9_0 William DoyleGeorgetown University_cell_0_9_1
PresidentGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_10_0 John J. DeGioiaGeorgetown University_cell_0_10_1
ProvostGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_11_0 Robert GrovesGeorgetown University_cell_0_11_1
Academic staffGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_12_0 Total: 2,173Georgetown University_cell_0_12_1
Administrative staffGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_13_0 1,500Georgetown University_cell_0_13_1
StudentsGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_14_0 19,005Georgetown University_cell_0_14_1
UndergraduatesGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_15_0 7,463Georgetown University_cell_0_15_1
PostgraduatesGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_16_0 11,542Georgetown University_cell_0_16_1
LocationGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_17_0 Washington, D.C.,

United StatesGeorgetown University_cell_0_17_1

CampusGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_18_0 Urban 104 acres (42.1 ha)Georgetown University_cell_0_18_1
ColorsGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_19_0 Blue & GrayGeorgetown University_cell_0_19_1
NicknameGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_20_0 HoyasGeorgetown University_cell_0_20_1
Sporting affiliationsGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_21_0 NCAA Division IBig East

Patriot League (football) MAISA; EARCGeorgetown University_cell_0_21_1

MascotGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_22_0 Jack the BulldogGeorgetown University_cell_0_22_1
WebsiteGeorgetown University_header_cell_0_23_0 Georgetown University_cell_0_23_1

Georgetown University is a private research university in the [[Georgetown_(Washington,_D.C. Georgetown University_sentence_1

)|Georgetown]] neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise ten undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical School, Law School, and a campus in Qatar. Georgetown University_sentence_2

On a hill above the Potomac River, the school's main campus is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Georgetown University_sentence_3

Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States. Georgetown University_sentence_4

The Jesuits have participated in the university's academic life, both as scholars and as administrators, since 1805. Georgetown University_sentence_5

However, the university has always been governed independently of the church, and the majority of Georgetown students are not Catholic. Georgetown University_sentence_6

Undergraduate admissions is highly selective. Georgetown University_sentence_7

The university offers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 135 countries. Georgetown University_sentence_8

Georgetown's notable alumni include 27 Rhodes Scholars, 21 Marshall Scholars, 33 Truman Scholars, 429 Fulbright Students, two U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_9 Presidents, and two U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_10 Supreme Court Justices, as well as international royalty and 14 foreign heads of state. Georgetown University_sentence_11

Among the world's leading institutions in government and international relations, the school's alumni include more U.S. diplomats than any other university and many members of the United States Congress. Georgetown University_sentence_12

Georgetown is home to the country's largest student-run business, largest student-run credit union, oldest continuously running student theatre troupe and one of the oldest debating societies in the United States. Georgetown University_sentence_13

The school's athletic teams are nicknamed the Hoyas and include a men's basketball team, which has won a record-tying seven Big East championships, appeared in five Final Fours, and won a national championship in 1984. Georgetown University_sentence_14

The university also has a co-ed sailing team that holds thirteen national championships and one world championship title. Georgetown University_sentence_15

History Georgetown University_section_0

Main article: History of Georgetown University Georgetown University_sentence_16

See also: List of presidents of Georgetown University Georgetown University_sentence_17

Founding Georgetown University_section_1

Jesuit settlers from England founded the Province of Maryland in 1634. Georgetown University_sentence_18

In 1646, the defeat of the Royalists in the English Civil War led to stringent laws against Roman Catholic education and the extradition of known Jesuits from the colony, including missionary Andrew White, and the destruction of their school at Calverton Manor. Georgetown University_sentence_19

During most of the remainder of Maryland's colonial period, Jesuits conducted Catholic schools clandestinely. Georgetown University_sentence_20

It was not until after the end of the American Revolution that plans to establish a permanent Catholic institution for education in the United States were realized. Georgetown University_sentence_21

Because of Benjamin Franklin's recommendation, Pope Pius VI appointed former Jesuit John Carroll as the first head of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, even though the papal suppression of the Jesuit order was still in effect. Georgetown University_sentence_22

Carroll began meetings of local clergy in 1783 near Annapolis, Maryland, where they orchestrated the development of a new university. Georgetown University_sentence_23

On January 23, 1789, Carroll finalized the purchase of the property in Georgetown on which Dahlgren Quadrangle was later built. Georgetown University_sentence_24

Future Congressman William Gaston was enrolled as the school's first student on November 22, 1791, and instruction began on January 2, 1792. Georgetown University_sentence_25

During its early years, Georgetown College suffered from considerable financial strain. Georgetown University_sentence_26

The Maryland Society of Jesus began its restoration in 1805, and Jesuit affiliation, in the form of teachers and administrators, bolstered confidence in the college. Georgetown University_sentence_27

The school relied on private sources of funding and the limited profits from local lands which had been donated to the Jesuits. Georgetown University_sentence_28

To raise money for Georgetown and other schools in 1838, Maryland Jesuits conducted a mass sale of some 272 slaves to two Deep South plantations in Maringouin, Louisiana, from their six in Maryland, ending their slaveholding. Georgetown University_sentence_29

President James Madison signed into law Georgetown's congressional charter on March 1, 1815, creating the first federal university charter, which allowed it to confer degrees, with the first bachelor's degrees being awarded two years later. Georgetown University_sentence_30

In 1844, the school received a corporate charter, under the name "The President and Directors of Georgetown College", affording the growing school additional legal rights. Georgetown University_sentence_31

In response to the demand for a local option for Roman Catholic students, the Medical School was founded in 1851. Georgetown University_sentence_32

Post-Civil War expansion Georgetown University_section_2

The U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_33 Civil War greatly affected Georgetown as 1,141 students and alumni enlisted in one army or the other, and the Union Army commandeered university buildings. Georgetown University_sentence_34

By the time of President Abraham Lincoln's May 1861 visit to campus, 1,400 troops were living in temporary quarters there. Georgetown University_sentence_35

Due to the number of lives lost in the war, enrollment levels remained low until well after the war. Georgetown University_sentence_36

Only seven students graduated in 1869, down from over 300 in the previous decade. Georgetown University_sentence_37

When the Georgetown College Boat Club, the school's rowing team, was founded in 1876 it adopted two colors: blue, used for Union uniforms, and gray, used for Confederate uniforms. Georgetown University_sentence_38

These colors signified the peaceful unity among students. Georgetown University_sentence_39

Subsequently, the school adopted these as its official colors. Georgetown University_sentence_40

Enrollment did not recover until during the presidency of Patrick Francis Healy from 1873 to 1881. Georgetown University_sentence_41

Born in Georgia as a slave by law and mixed-race by ancestry, Healy was the first head of a predominantly white American university of acknowledged African descent. Georgetown University_sentence_42

He identified as Irish Catholic, like his father, and was educated in Catholic schools in the United States and France. Georgetown University_sentence_43

He is credited with reforming the undergraduate curriculum, lengthening the medical and law programs, and creating the Alumni Association. Georgetown University_sentence_44

One of his largest undertakings was the construction of a major new building, subsequently named Healy Hall in his honor. Georgetown University_sentence_45

For his work, Healy is known as the school's "second founder." Georgetown University_sentence_46

After the founding of the Law Department in 1870, Healy and his successors hoped to bind the professional schools into a university, and focus on higher education. Georgetown University_sentence_47

The School of Medicine added a dental school in 1901 and the undergraduate School of Nursing in 1903. Georgetown University_sentence_48

Georgetown Preparatory School relocated from campus in 1919 and fully separated from the university in 1927. Georgetown University_sentence_49

The School of Foreign Service (SFS) was founded in 1919 by Edmund A. Walsh, to prepare students for leadership in diplomacy and foreign commerce. Georgetown University_sentence_50

The School of Dentistry became independent of the School of Medicine in 1956. Georgetown University_sentence_51

The School of Business was separated from the SFS in 1957. Georgetown University_sentence_52

In 1998 it was renamed the McDonough School of Business in honor of alumnus Robert E. McDonough. Georgetown University_sentence_53

Besides expansion of the university, Georgetown also aimed to expand its resources and student body. Georgetown University_sentence_54

The School of Nursing has admitted female students since its founding, and most of the university classes were made available to women on a limited basis by 1952. Georgetown University_sentence_55

With the College of Arts and Sciences welcoming its first female students in the 1969–1970 academic year, Georgetown became fully coeducational. Georgetown University_sentence_56

Modern era Georgetown University_section_3

Georgetown ended its bicentennial year of 1989 by electing Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J. as president. Georgetown University_sentence_57

He subsequently launched the Third Century Campaign to build the school's endowment. Georgetown University_sentence_58

In December 2003, Georgetown completed the campaign after raising over $1 billion for financial aid, academic chair endowment, and new capital projects. Georgetown University_sentence_59

In 2005, Georgetown received a $20 million gift from a Saudi businessman, theretofore the second-largest donation ever to the university, to promote the study of Islam and the Muslim world. Georgetown University_sentence_60

It was used to expand the activities of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Georgetown University_sentence_61

In October 2002, Georgetown University began studying the feasibility of opening a campus of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar, when the non-profit Qatar Foundation first proposed the idea. Georgetown University_sentence_62

The School of Foreign Service in Qatar opened in 2005 along with four other U.S. universities in the Education City development. Georgetown University_sentence_63

That same year, Georgetown began hosting a two-week workshop at Fudan University's School of International Relations and Public Affairs in Shanghai, China. Georgetown University_sentence_64

This later developed into a more formal connection when Georgetown opened a liaison office at Fudan on January 12, 2008, to further collaboration. Georgetown University_sentence_65

John J. DeGioia, Georgetown's first lay president, has led the school since 2001. Georgetown University_sentence_66

DeGioia has continued its financial modernization and has sought to "expand opportunities for intercultural and interreligious dialogue." Georgetown University_sentence_67

DeGioia also founded the annual Building Bridges Seminar in 2001, which brings global religious leaders together, and is part of Georgetown's effort to promote religious pluralism. Georgetown University_sentence_68

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs was begun as an initiative in 2004, and after a grant from William R. Berkley, was launched as an independent organization in 2006. Georgetown University_sentence_69

Additionally, The Center for International and Regional Studies opened in 2005 at the new Qatar campus. Georgetown University_sentence_70

Jesuit tradition Georgetown University_section_4

Georgetown University was founded by former Jesuits in the tradition of Ignatius of Loyola; it is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Georgetown University_sentence_71

Georgetown is not a pontifical university, though seven Jesuits serve on the thirty-six member Board of Directors, the school's highest governance. Georgetown University_sentence_72

Catholic spaces at the university fall within the territorial jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Washington, such as Dahlgren Chapel, the university's principal Catholic place of worship. Georgetown University_sentence_73

Fifty-two members of the Society of Jesus live on campus, and are employed by Georgetown mostly as professors or administrators. Georgetown University_sentence_74

Jesuit Heritage Week has been held every year since 2001 to celebrate the contributions of Jesuits to the Georgetown tradition. Georgetown University_sentence_75

The role that Georgetown's Catholic heritage has played in its policies has been controversial at times, even as its influence is relatively limited. Georgetown University_sentence_76

Stores in University-owned buildings are not allowed to sell or distribute birth control products. Georgetown University_sentence_77

The university hosts the Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life every January to discuss the pro-life movement. Georgetown University_sentence_78

Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, operated by MedStar Health, are prohibited from performing abortions. Georgetown University_sentence_79

However, as of 2004, the hospital did perform research using embryonic stem cells. Georgetown University_sentence_80

Georgetown has been criticized by religious groups, such as the Cardinal Newman Society, for not following the teachings of the church. Georgetown University_sentence_81

The school has come under criticism for hosting prominent pro-abortion rights speakers, such as John Kerry and Barack Obama. Georgetown University_sentence_82

Washington's Archbishop, Donald Wuerl, also criticized the university for inviting pro-abortion rights Kathleen Sebelius to be a commencement speaker. Georgetown University_sentence_83

Religious groups have likewise denounced Georgetown for being too LGBT-friendly and for allowing gay-themed events, including a performance, during which "a male student went as a high-heeled Mary and danced to Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' while Jesus (a woman) looked on." Georgetown University_sentence_84

Between 1996 and 1999, the administration added crucifixes to many classroom walls, a change that attracted national attention. Georgetown University_sentence_85

Before 1996, crucifixes had hung only in hospital rooms and historic classrooms. Georgetown University_sentence_86

Some of these crucifixes are historic works of art, and are noted as such. Georgetown University_sentence_87

According to Imam Yahya Hendi, the school's on-campus Muslim cleric, pressure to remove the crucifixes comes from within the Catholic community, while he and other campus faith leaders have defended their placement. Georgetown University_sentence_88

The Intercultural Center is an exception to this controversy, rotating displays of various faith and culture symbols in the lobby. Georgetown University_sentence_89

In 2009, Georgetown's religious symbols were brought back to national attention after the university administration covered-up the name of Jesus in preparation for President Barack Obama's speech on campus. Georgetown University_sentence_90

Academics Georgetown University_section_5

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SchoolGeorgetown University_cell_1_0_0 FoundedGeorgetown University_cell_1_0_1
Georgetown CollegeGeorgetown University_cell_1_1_0 1789Georgetown University_cell_1_1_1
Graduate School of Arts and SciencesGeorgetown University_cell_1_2_0 1820Georgetown University_cell_1_2_1
School of MedicineGeorgetown University_cell_1_3_0 1851Georgetown University_cell_1_3_1
Law CenterGeorgetown University_cell_1_4_0 1870Georgetown University_cell_1_4_1
School of Nursing and Health StudiesGeorgetown University_cell_1_5_0 1903Georgetown University_cell_1_5_1
Walsh School of Foreign ServiceGeorgetown University_cell_1_6_0 1919Georgetown University_cell_1_6_1
School of Dentistry (defunct)Georgetown University_cell_1_7_0 1951Georgetown University_cell_1_7_1
School of Continuing StudiesGeorgetown University_cell_1_8_0 1956Georgetown University_cell_1_8_1
McDonough School of BusinessGeorgetown University_cell_1_9_0 1957Georgetown University_cell_1_9_1
Georgetown University in QatarGeorgetown University_cell_1_10_0 2005Georgetown University_cell_1_10_1
McCourt School of Public PolicyGeorgetown University_cell_1_11_0 2013Georgetown University_cell_1_11_1
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As of 2017, the university had 7,463 undergraduate students and 11,542 graduate students. Georgetown University_sentence_91

Bachelor's programs are offered through Georgetown College, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, the School of Continuing Studies, and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, which includes the Qatar campus. Georgetown University_sentence_92

The School of Dentistry closed in 1990 after 89 years in operation. Georgetown University_sentence_93

Some high school students from Georgetown Visitation are permitted to attend classes for Advanced Placement credit. Georgetown University_sentence_94

Georgetown University offers undergraduate degrees in forty-eight majors in the four undergraduate schools, as well as the opportunity for students to design their courses of study. Georgetown University_sentence_95

All majors in Georgetown College are open as minors to students in that school, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the School of Business. Georgetown University_sentence_96

Students in the School of Foreign Service can complete select certificates that complement the school's focus on foreign affairs and attain a minor in one of twelve languages but do not have access to the same minor selection as the other three schools. Georgetown University_sentence_97

All courses are on a credit hour system. Georgetown University_sentence_98

Georgetown offers many opportunities to study abroad, and about 50% of the undergraduate student body spends time at an institution overseas. Georgetown University_sentence_99

Master's and doctoral programs are offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Law Center, the School of Medicine, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the School of Continuing Studies. Georgetown University_sentence_100

Master's students occasionally share some advanced seminars with undergraduates, and most undergraduate schools offer abbreviated bachelor's and master's programs following completion of the undergraduate degree. Georgetown University_sentence_101

The McDonough School of Business and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service both offer master's programs. Georgetown University_sentence_102

The School of Foreign Service is renowned for its academic programs in international affairs. Georgetown University_sentence_103

Its graduate program was ranked first in the world by Foreign Policy and its undergraduate program was ranked fourth. Georgetown University_sentence_104

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies also offer a Master's of Arab Studies, as well as certificates. Georgetown University_sentence_105

Each graduate school offers at least one double degree with another graduate school. Georgetown University_sentence_106

Additionally, the Law Center offers a joint degree with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Georgetown University_sentence_107

The School of Continuing Studies includes the Center for Continuing and Professional Education, and operates four types of degree programs, over thirty professional certificates and non-degree courses, undergraduate and graduate degrees in Liberal Studies, as well as summer courses for graduates, undergraduates, and high school students. Georgetown University_sentence_108

Faculty Georgetown University_section_6

Main article: List of Georgetown University faculty Georgetown University_sentence_109

As of 2012, Georgetown University employed 1,354 full-time and 880 part-time faculty members across its three Washington, D.C. campuses, with additional staff at SFS-Qatar. Georgetown University_sentence_110

The faculty comprises leading academics and notable political and business leaders, and are predominantly male by a two-to-one margin. Georgetown University_sentence_111

Politically, Georgetown University's faculty members give more support to liberal candidates, and while their donation patterns are generally consistent with those of other American university faculties, they gave more than average to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Georgetown University_sentence_112

The faculty includes scholars such as the former President of the American Philological Association James J. O'Donnell, theologian John Haught, social activists Sam Marullo and Chai Feldblum, Nobel laureate George Akerlof, writer and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché, award-winning literary critic Maureen Corrigan, linguist Deborah Tannen, business philosopher Jason Brennan, and preeminent hip-hop scholar Michael Eric Dyson. Georgetown University_sentence_113

Many former politicians choose to teach at Georgetown, including former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_114

Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_115 Agency for International Development administrator Andrew Natsios, National Security Advisor Anthony Lake, and CIA director George Tenet. Georgetown University_sentence_116

Former Supreme Court Justices William J. Brennan, Jr., Antonin Scalia, and John Roberts have each taught at the university. Georgetown University_sentence_117

Internationally, the school attracts numerous former ambassadors and heads of state, such as Prime Minister of Spain José María Aznar, Saudi Ambassador Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica, and President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe. Georgetown University_sentence_118

Research Georgetown University_section_7

Georgetown University is a self-described "student-centered research university" and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". Georgetown University_sentence_119

As of 2014, Georgetown's libraries held over 3.5 million printed items, including 1.25 million e-books, in seven buildings, with most in Lauinger Library. Georgetown University_sentence_120

The Blommer Science Library in the Reiss Science Building on campus, houses most of the Science collection. Georgetown University_sentence_121

Additionally, the Law School campus includes the nation's fifth largest law library. Georgetown University_sentence_122

Georgetown faculty conduct research in hundreds of subjects, but have priorities in the fields of religion, ethics, science, public policy, and cancer medicine. Georgetown University_sentence_123

Cross-institutional research is performed with Columbia University and Virginia Tech. Georgetown University_sentence_124

In 2017, Georgetown received $212.3 million on research, ranking it 102nd nationwide, with $94.4 million in federal funds. Georgetown University_sentence_125

In 2007, it received about $14.8 million in federal funds for research, with 64% from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense. Georgetown University_sentence_126

In 2010, the school received $5.6 million from the Department of Education to fund fellowships in several international studies fields. Georgetown University_sentence_127

Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 41 research-intensive comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, and developed the breakthrough HPV vaccine for cervical cancer and Conditionally Reprogrammed Cells (CRC) technology. Georgetown University_sentence_128

Centers that conduct and sponsor research at Georgetown include the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding and the Woodstock Theological Center. Georgetown University_sentence_129

Regular publications include the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and the Georgetown Public Policy Review. Georgetown University_sentence_130

Rankings and admissions Georgetown University_section_8

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University rankingsGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_0_0
NationalGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_1_0
ARWUGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_2_0 95–116Georgetown University_cell_2_2_1
ForbesGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_3_0 15Georgetown University_cell_2_3_1
THE/WSJGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_4_0 29Georgetown University_cell_2_4_1
U.S. News & World ReportGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_5_0 23Georgetown University_cell_2_5_1
Washington MonthlyGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_6_0 8Georgetown University_cell_2_6_1
GlobalGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_7_0
ARWUGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_8_0 301–400Georgetown University_cell_2_8_1
QSGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_9_0 230Georgetown University_cell_2_9_1
THEGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_10_0 120Georgetown University_cell_2_10_1
U.S. News & World ReportGeorgetown University_header_cell_2_11_0 322Georgetown University_cell_2_11_1

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Admissions statisticsGeorgetown University_header_cell_3_0_0
Admit rateGeorgetown University_header_cell_3_1_0 14.4% ( −2.9)Georgetown University_cell_3_1_1
Yield rateGeorgetown University_header_cell_3_2_0 48.4% ( +1.8)Georgetown University_cell_3_2_1
Test scores middle 50%Georgetown University_header_cell_3_3_0
SAT EBRWGeorgetown University_header_cell_3_4_0 690–760Georgetown University_cell_3_4_1
SAT MathGeorgetown University_header_cell_3_5_0 690–790Georgetown University_cell_3_5_1
ACT CompositeGeorgetown University_header_cell_3_6_0 31–35Georgetown University_cell_3_6_1
High school GPAGeorgetown University_header_cell_3_7_0
Top 10%Georgetown University_header_cell_3_8_0 85% ( −7)Georgetown University_cell_3_8_1
Top 25%Georgetown University_header_cell_3_9_0 96% ( −3)Georgetown University_cell_3_9_1
Top 50%Georgetown University_header_cell_3_10_0 99% ( −1)Georgetown University_cell_3_10_1

Admission to Georgetown has been deemed "most selective" by U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_131 News & World Report, with the university receiving 21,318 applications and admitting 15% of those who applied for the Class of 2024. Georgetown University_sentence_132

As of 2011, Georgetown's graduate schools have acceptance rates of 3.6% to the School of Medicine, 21.2% to the Law Center, 25% to the MSFS, and 35% to the MBA program. Georgetown University_sentence_133

In 2004, a National Bureau of Economic Research study on revealed preference of U.S. colleges showed Georgetown was the 16th most-preferred choice. Georgetown University_sentence_134

The School of Foreign Service has been ranked #1 in the United States for international affairs according to Niche, as well as #1 in the world according to Foreign Policy Magazine. Georgetown University_sentence_135

The Medical School is ranked 44th in research and 87th in primary care, while the McDonough School of Business ranked 25th in MBA programs, 2nd in international business, 5th in nonprofit management, and 13th in part-time business studies. Georgetown University_sentence_136

Georgetown University Law Center is ranked 14th in the United States and 12th in the world, as well as 1st in clinical training and part-time law, 2nd in tax law, 3rd in international law, 5th in criminal law, 7th in health care law, 9th in constitutional law, and 10th in environmental law. Georgetown University_sentence_137

The undergraduate schools maintain a restrictive Early Action admissions program, as students who have applied through an Early Decision process at another school are not permitted to apply early to Georgetown. Georgetown University_sentence_138

94% of students accepted for the class of 2017 were in the top 10% of their class and the interquartile range of SAT scores was 700–770 in Reading/Writing and 680–780 in Math. Georgetown University_sentence_139

Georgetown accepts the SAT and ACT, though it does not consider the writing portion of either test. Georgetown University_sentence_140

Over 55% of undergraduates receive financial aid, and the university meets 100% of demonstrated need, with an average financial aid package of $23,500 and about 70% of aid distributed in the form of grants or scholarships. Georgetown University_sentence_141

Campuses Georgetown University_section_9

Main articles: Campuses of Georgetown University and List of Georgetown University buildings Georgetown University_sentence_142

Georgetown University has four campuses in Washington, D.C.: the undergraduate campus located in the neighborhood of [[Georgetown_(Washington,_D.C. Georgetown University_sentence_143

)|Georgetown]], the Medical Center, the School of Continuing Studies (in Chinatown) and the Law Center. Georgetown University_sentence_144

The undergraduate campus and Medical Center are together in the Georgetown neighborhood in the Northwest Quadrant of Washington and form the main campus. Georgetown University_sentence_145

Other centers are located around Washington, D.C., including the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia. Georgetown University_sentence_146

Transit between these locations and the Washington Metro is supplied by a system of shuttles, known as GUTS buses. Georgetown University_sentence_147

Georgetown also has a branch of the School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar. Georgetown University_sentence_148

The university also has villas in Alanya, Turkey and Fiesole, Italy. Georgetown University_sentence_149

In their campus layout, Georgetown's administrators consistently used the traditional quadrangle design. Georgetown University_sentence_150

Main campus Georgetown University_section_10

Georgetown's undergraduate and medical school campuses are situated on an elevated site above the Potomac River overlooking Northern Virginia. Georgetown University_sentence_151

Because of this, Georgetown University is often referred to as "The Hilltop." Georgetown University_sentence_152

The main gates, known as the Healy Gates, are located at the intersection of 37th and O Streets NW, and lead directly to the heart of campus. Georgetown University_sentence_153

The main campus is relatively compact, being 104 acres (0.4 km) in area, but includes fifty-four buildings, student residences and apartments capable of accommodating 80% of undergraduates, and various athletic facilities. Georgetown University_sentence_154

Most buildings employ collegiate Gothic architecture and Georgian brick architecture. Georgetown University_sentence_155

Campus green areas include fountains, a cemetery, large clusters of flowers, groves of trees, and open quadrangles. Georgetown University_sentence_156

New buildings and major renovations are required to meet LEED Silver criteria, and the campus was nominated for the District Sustainability People's Choice Award in 2018. Georgetown University_sentence_157

Healy Hall, designed by Paul J. Pelz in Neo-Medieval style and built from 1877 to 1879, is the architectural gem of Georgetown's campus, and is a National Historic Landmark. Georgetown University_sentence_158

Within Healy Hall are a number of notable rooms including Gaston Hall, Riggs Library, and the Bioethics Library Hirst Reading Room. Georgetown University_sentence_159

Both Healy Hall and the Georgetown University Astronomical Observatory, built in 1844, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown University_sentence_160

In front of the Healy and Copley Hall buildings is the large front lawn area, which is crossed by walkways and paths that center on the statue of John Carroll. Georgetown University_sentence_161

In addition to the front lawn, the main campus has traditionally centered on Dahlgren Quadrangle behind Healy Hall, which is home to Dahlgren Chapel; however, in recent decades, Red Square has replaced the Dahlgren Quadrangle as the focus of student life. Georgetown University_sentence_162

North of Red Square is an extended pathway that is home to buildings such as the Intercultural Center (ICC), the Reiss Science building, the newly constructed dormitory named after Pedro Arrupe, and the large Leavey Student Center. Georgetown University_sentence_163

The northern terminus of the undergraduate campus is marked by St. Mary's Hall adjacent to Reservoir Road, home to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Georgetown University_sentence_164

Across Reservoir Road is the Burleith neighborhood, where some upperclassmen rent houses off-campus. Georgetown University_sentence_165

The medical school is located in the northwestern part of the main campus on Reservoir Road, and is integrated with Georgetown University Hospital. Georgetown University_sentence_166

The Medical campus includes the historic Medical-Dental Building, the Dahlgren Memorial Library, and other research and classroom facilities. Georgetown University_sentence_167

In the last decade, the West side of the Hilltop has emerged as a newly developing area of the main campus. Georgetown University_sentence_168

The university completed the Southwest Quadrangle Project in late 2003 and brought a new 907-bed upperclassmen residence hall, the Leo J. O'Donovan dining hall, a large underground parking facility, and a new Jesuit Residence to the campus. Georgetown University_sentence_169

The school's first performing arts center, named for Royden B. Davis, was completed in November 2005. Georgetown University_sentence_170

The new business school headquarters, named for Rafik Hariri, opened in Fall 2009, and Regents Hall, the new science building, opened in the Fall of 2012. Georgetown University_sentence_171

These two large buildings, along with the adjacent Leavey Student Center, have become popular study spaces, and overlook a newly developed scenic lawn space. Georgetown University_sentence_172

Additionally, in the fall of 2014, the university opened a new student center, the Healey Family Student Center (HFSC) to complement the longstanding Leavey Center. Georgetown University_sentence_173

The Healey Family Student Center is located on the 1st floor of New South Hall, a space that had functioned as the university's main dining facility until the opening of the Leo J. O'Donovan dining hall in 2003. Georgetown University_sentence_174

It features over 43,000 square feet including several study spaces, conference rooms, dance, and music studios, as well as a pub called Bulldog Tavern and a salad store Hilltoss, which is operated by The Corp. Georgetown University_sentence_175

The university owns many of the buildings in the Georgetown neighborhood east of the main campus and west of 35th Street NW, including all buildings west of 36th Street. Georgetown University_sentence_176

This area is known as "East Campus" and is used for upperclassmen housing, classroom space, along with specific institutions, offices, and alumni facilities. Georgetown University_sentence_177

Additionally, the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences both have classroom buildings in this area. Georgetown University_sentence_178

Georgetown Visitation, a private Roman Catholic girls high school, is located on the northeast side of campus, on land adjoining the undergraduate campus. Georgetown University_sentence_179

As a location, Georgetown is ranked nationally as the second-best college town by the Princeton Review. Georgetown University_sentence_180

The Georgetown neighborhood west of Wisconsin Avenue NW is dominated by the presence of university students. Georgetown University_sentence_181

Students have easy access to the M Street commercial area, the Georgetown Waterfront, and numerous trails that lead to the National Mall and other parks. Georgetown University_sentence_182

Despite this, "town and gown" relations between the university communities and other Georgetown residents are often strained by facilities construction, enlargement of the student body, as well as noise and alcohol violations. Georgetown University_sentence_183

More recently, several groups of neighborhood residents have attempted to slow University growth in Georgetown, creating friction between students and the surrounding neighborhood. Georgetown University_sentence_184

Despite the relative safety of the neighborhood, crime is nonetheless a persistent issue, with campus security responding to 257 crimes in 2008, the majority of which were petty crimes. Georgetown University_sentence_185

Law Center campus Georgetown University_section_11

The Law Center campus is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on New Jersey Avenue, near [[Union_Station_(Washington,_D.C. Georgetown University_sentence_186

)|Union Station]], and consists of five buildings. Georgetown University_sentence_187

First-year students at the Law Center can live in the single on-campus dormitory, the Gewirz Student Center. Georgetown University_sentence_188

Most second- and third-year students, as well as some first-year students, live off-campus. Georgetown University_sentence_189

As there is little housing near the Law Center, most are spread throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Georgetown University_sentence_190

The "Campus Completion Project", finished in 2005, saw the addition of the Hotung International Building and the Sport and Fitness Center. Georgetown University_sentence_191

G Street and F Street are closed off between 1st and 2nd Streets to create open lawns flanking McDonough Hall, the main building on the campus. Georgetown University_sentence_192

In 2019, the university purchased $70 million of a building at 500 First St. NW to add to the Georgetown University Law Center. Georgetown University_sentence_193

Opening in 2020, the 130,000-square-foot edifice will provide classrooms and offices for researchers in health, technology, law and other fields. Georgetown University_sentence_194

Downtown campus Georgetown University_section_12

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) campus is located in a 95,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building in downtown Washington, D.C. Georgetown University_sentence_195

The campus currently serves as the home for Georgetown's graduate programs in fields such as Applied Intelligence, Journalism, Public Relations, Real Estate, Sports Industry Management, and Urban & Regional Planning. Georgetown University_sentence_196

The current building, which was completed in 2013, includes 30 classrooms, a 125-person auditorium, a digital media lab and a broadcast studio, an interfaith chapel, and a dedicated library. Georgetown University_sentence_197

It is located in the [[Chinatown_(Washington,_D.C. Georgetown University_sentence_198

)|Chinatown neighborhood]] of the city and is considered to be one of the most accessible locations in town, with a Transit Score of 100 and a Walk Score of 98. Georgetown University_sentence_199

It is also located just a few blocks away from the Capital One Arena, the home court of the men's basketball team. Georgetown University_sentence_200

Qatar campus Georgetown University_section_13

Main article: Georgetown University in Qatar Georgetown University_sentence_201

In 2002, the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development presented the School of Foreign Service with the resources and space to open a campus in the Education City in Doha, Qatar. Georgetown University_sentence_202

SFS-Qatar opened in 2005 as a liberal arts and international affairs undergraduate school for regional students. Georgetown University_sentence_203

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q; previously Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar) is an external campus of the Walsh School of Foreign Service in Education City, outside of Doha, Qatar. Georgetown University_sentence_204

GU-Q (the abbreviation for Georgetown's campus in Qatar) is supported by a partnership between Qatar Foundation and Georgetown University. Georgetown University_sentence_205

Georgetown's campus in Qatar offers a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) and three certificates. Georgetown University_sentence_206

Apart from language courses, including Arabic and French, all courses in GU-Q are taught in English and the curriculum and course materials in the specified majors are identical to those offered at Georgetown's main campus in Washington D.C. Georgetown University_sentence_207

Facilities abroad Georgetown University_section_14

In December 1979, the Marquesa Margaret Rockefeller de Larrain, granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, gave the Villa Le Balze to Georgetown University. Georgetown University_sentence_208

The Villa is in Fiesole, Italy, on a hill above the city of Florence. Georgetown University_sentence_209

The Villa is used year-round for study abroad programs focused on specialized interdisciplinary study of Italian culture and civilization. Georgetown University_sentence_210

The main facility for the McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies was donated to Georgetown in 1989 by alumnus and former United States Ambassador to Turkey George C. McGhee. Georgetown University_sentence_211

The school is in the town of Alanya, Turkey within the Seljuq-era Alanya Castle, on the Mediterranean. Georgetown University_sentence_212

The center operates study abroad programs one semester each year, concentrating on Turkish language, architectural history, and Islamic studies. Georgetown University_sentence_213

In December 2007, Georgetown opened a liaison office in Shanghai, China to coordinate with Fudan University and others. Georgetown University_sentence_214

In 2008, the Georgetown University Law Center in conjunction with an international consortium of law schools established the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, England. Georgetown University_sentence_215

Student life Georgetown University_section_15

See also: Housing at Georgetown University Georgetown University_sentence_216

The Georgetown undergraduate student body, at 6,926 as of 2016, is composed primarily of students from outside the District of Columbia area, with 33% of new 2016 students coming from the Mid-Atlantic states, 11% being international students, and the remainder coming from other areas of the U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_217

The student body also represented 129 different countries, with 11% being international, including over 330 undergraduate and 1,050 graduate students who chose to come to Georgetown as a study abroad destination in 2009–10. Georgetown University_sentence_218

In 2014–2015, the racial diversity of the undergraduate student body was 57.0% white, 8.8% Asian, 6.2% black, and 7.5% Hispanic. Georgetown University_sentence_219

The median family income of Georgetown students is $229,100, with 51% of students coming from the top 5% highest-earning families and 13.5% from the bottom 60%. Georgetown University_sentence_220

55.1% of undergraduates are female. Georgetown University_sentence_221

Although it is a Jesuit university, only 41% of the student body identify as Roman Catholic, while 22% identify as Protestant as of 2009. Georgetown University_sentence_222

Georgetown employs a full-time rabbi, as 6.5% of undergraduates are Jewish. Georgetown University_sentence_223

It was the first U.S. college to have a full-time imam, to serve the over four-hundred Muslims on campus, and in 2014, they appointed their first Hindu priest to serve a weekly community of around one hundred. Georgetown University_sentence_224

Georgetown also sponsors student groups for Baháʼí, Buddhist, and Mormon traditions. Georgetown University_sentence_225

The student body consists of both religious and non-religious students, and more than four-hundred freshmen and transfer students attend a nonreligious Ignatian retreat, called ESCAPE, annually. Georgetown University_sentence_226

A 2007 survey of undergraduates also suggests that 62.8% are sexually active, while 6.2% identify as LGBTQ. Georgetown University_sentence_227

Discrimination can be an issue on campus, and three quarters of a 2009 survey considered homophobia a campus problem. Georgetown University_sentence_228

Newsweek, however, rated Georgetown among its top "Gay-Friendly Schools" in 2010. Georgetown University_sentence_229

A survey by the school in 2016 showed that 31% of females undergraduates reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, and 86% of LGBTQ students reported some form of sexual harassment at the college. Georgetown University_sentence_230

In 2011, College Magazine ranked Georgetown as the tenth most hipster U.S. college, while People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals considered it the third most vegan friendly small U.S. school. Georgetown University_sentence_231

Almost all undergraduates attend full-time. Georgetown University_sentence_232

A majority of undergraduates, 76%, live on-campus in several dormitories and apartment complexes, including all underclassmen. Georgetown University_sentence_233

As of 2011, 1255 undergraduates and 339 graduate students live off-campus, mostly in the Georgetown, Glover Park, Burleith, and Foxhall neighborhoods. Georgetown University_sentence_234

Although many of the university's hall directors and area coordinators attend graduate level courses, on-campus housing is not available for main campus graduate students. Georgetown University_sentence_235

The school hopes to build such housing by 2020. Georgetown University_sentence_236

All students in the Medical School live off-campus, most in the surrounding neighborhoods, with some in Northern Virginia and elsewhere through the region. Georgetown University_sentence_237

Student groups Georgetown University_section_16

As of 2012, 92.9% of Georgetown University undergraduates are involved in at least one of the 179 registered student organizations which cover a variety of interests: student government, club sports, media and publications, performing arts, religion, and volunteer and service. Georgetown University_sentence_238

Students also operate campus stores, banks, and medical services. Georgetown University_sentence_239

Students often find their interests at the Student Activities Commission Club Fair, where both official and unofficial organizations set up tables. Georgetown University_sentence_240

The Georgetown University Student Association is the student government organization for undergraduates. Georgetown University_sentence_241

There are also elected student representatives within the schools that serve on Academic councils, as well as to the university Board of Directors, and, since 1996, to the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Georgetown University_sentence_242

Georgetown's student organizations include one of the nation's oldest debating clubs, the Philodemic Society, founded in 1830, and the oldest university theater group, the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society. Georgetown University_sentence_243

Nomadic Theatre, founded in 1982 as an alternative troupe without an on-campus home, produces "plays which educate and challenge all members of the university community through thought-provoking theatre." Georgetown University_sentence_244

The Georgetown Improv Association, founded in 1995, performs monthly long-form improvisational shows on-campus at Bulldog Alley in addition to hosting "Improvfest", one of the oldest improv festivals in the country. Georgetown University_sentence_245

The Model United Nations team that is run by the Georgetown International Relations Club, the largest club on campus, and its affiliate, Georgetown International Relations Association, has attained the status of best in the world on several occasions. Georgetown University_sentence_246

There are a total of seven a cappella groups on campus, including The Georgetown Saxatones, The Georgetown Chimes, the Phantoms, Superfood, The GraceNotes, the Chamber Singers, Essence, Harmony, and the Capitol G's. Georgetown University_sentence_247

These groups perform annually at the "D.C. A Cappella Festival", held since 1991; the "Cherry Tree Massacre" concert series, held since 1974; and "Spring Sing", held since 2011. Georgetown University_sentence_248

The Georgetown University Band is composed of the Georgetown Pep Band and the Georgetown Wind Ensemble, and performs on campus, in Washington, D.C., and at post-season basketball tournaments. Georgetown University_sentence_249

In addition to student organizations and clubs, Georgetown University is home to the nation's largest entirely student-owned and -operated corporation, Students of Georgetown, Inc. Founded in 1972, "The Corp" operates three coffee shops, two grocery stores, the Hilltoss (a concept much like Sweetgreen), catering services, as well as running seasonal storage for students. Georgetown University_sentence_250

The business has annual revenues of about $5 million, and surpluses are directly re-invested into the Georgetown student body through Corp Philanthropy, which gave out over $85,000 in scholarships and donations to Georgetown groups in 2014–2015. Georgetown University_sentence_251

Georgetown University Alumni & Student Federal Credit Union is the largest all student-run credit union in the United States, with over $17 million in assets and 12,000 members. Georgetown University_sentence_252

The Georgetown University Student Investment Fund is one of a few undergraduate-run investment funds in the United States, and hosted CNBC's Jim Cramer to tape Mad Money in September 2006. Georgetown University_sentence_253

Hilltop Consultants is a student-run nonprofit consulting agency that works with local and international organizations including Teach For America, Habitat for Humanity, and Special Olympics. Georgetown University_sentence_254

The Hilltop Microfinance Initiative is a student-run micro-finance organization, aiming to empower underserved communities in DC, Maryland, and Virginia through small business loans and financial coaching. Georgetown University_sentence_255

Another student-run group, the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, "GERMS", is an all-volunteer ambulance service founded in 1982 that serves campus and the surrounding communities. Georgetown University_sentence_256

Georgetown's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit, the Hoya Battalion, is the oldest military unit native to the District of Columbia, and was awarded the top ranking among ROTC programs in 2012. Georgetown University_sentence_257

The proportion of ROTC students at Georgetown was the 79th highest among universities in the United States as of 2010. Georgetown University_sentence_258

GUGS, the Georgetown University Grilling Society, has been a Georgetown tradition since 2002, selling half-pound hamburgers in Red Square on most Fridays. Georgetown University_sentence_259

Activism Georgetown University_section_17

Georgetown University student organizations include a diverse array of groups focused on social justice issues, including organizations run through both Student Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, & Service. Georgetown University_sentence_260

This last organization, founded in 2001, works to integrate into their education Georgetown's founding mission of education in service for justice and the common good. Georgetown University_sentence_261

Oriented against gender violence, Take Back the Night coordinates an annual rally and march to protest against rape and other forms of violence against women. Georgetown University_sentence_262

Georgetown Solidarity Committee is a workers' rights organization whose successes include ending use of sweatshops in producing Georgetown-logoed apparel, and garnering pay raises for both university cleaning staff and police. Georgetown University_sentence_263

Georgetown Students for Fair Trade successfully advocated for all coffee in campus cafeterias to be Fair Trade Certified. Georgetown University_sentence_264

Georgetown has many additional groups representing national, ethnic, and linguistic interests. Georgetown University_sentence_265

Georgetown has the second most politically active student body in the United States according to the Princeton Review. Georgetown University_sentence_266

Groups based on local, national, and international issues are popular, and political speech is protected on campus. Georgetown University_sentence_267

Student political organizations are active on campus and engage their many members in local and national politics. Georgetown University_sentence_268

The Georgetown University College Republicans represent their party, while the Georgetown University College Democrats, the largest student organization on campus in 2008, represent theirs. Georgetown University_sentence_269

The reproductive rights organization H*yas for Choice is not officially recognized by the university as its positions on abortion are in opposition to university policy, prompting the asterisk in "Hoyas." Georgetown University_sentence_270

While not financially supported by the school, the organization is permitted to meet and table in university spaces. Georgetown University_sentence_271

The issue contributes to Georgetown's 'red light' status on free speech under the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education rating system. Georgetown University_sentence_272

In 2010, the "Plan A: Hoyas for Reproductive Justice" campaign led several protests against the school policy against the sale of birth control on campus, and in 2007, Georgetown University Law Center students protested the university's decision to cease funding for a student's internship at Planned Parenthood's litigation department despite funding it previous years. Georgetown University_sentence_273

Law Center student Sandra Fluke petitioned the university to change its health insurance policy to include coverage for contraception for three years prior to addressing the issue before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in 2012. Georgetown University_sentence_274

Although the remarks Rush Limbaugh subsequently directed at Fluke were criticized by Georgetown administrators as both misogynist and vitriolic, the school remains opposed to the coverage of contraception. Georgetown University_sentence_275

The pro-life organization Georgetown Right to Life, however, is officially recognized and funded by the university. Georgetown University_sentence_276

They actively participate in on-campus as well as nationally focused activism. Georgetown University_sentence_277

Every year, the organization sends a delegation to the [[March_for_Life_(Washington,_D.C. Georgetown University_sentence_278

)|March for Life]] to show support for the national pro-life movement. Georgetown University_sentence_279

In addition, every January since 2000 the club has organized the Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life. Georgetown University_sentence_280

The largest student-organized pro-life conference in the United States, it regularly hosts hundreds of attendees and prominent speakers such as Cardinal O'Malley. Georgetown University_sentence_281

Media Georgetown University_section_18

Georgetown University has several student-run newspapers and academic journals. Georgetown University_sentence_282

The Hoya is the university's oldest newspaper. Georgetown University_sentence_283

It has been in print since 1920, and since 1987, has been published twice weekly. Georgetown University_sentence_284

The Georgetown Voice, known for its weekly cover stories, is a newsmagazine that was founded in March 1969 to focus more attention on citywide and national issues. Georgetown University_sentence_285

The Georgetown Independent is a monthly journal of news, commentary and the arts. Georgetown University_sentence_286

Founded in 1966, the Georgetown Law Weekly is the student-run paper on the Law Center campus, and is a three-time winner of the American Bar Association's Best Newspaper award. Georgetown University_sentence_287

Established in 1995, the Georgetown Public Policy Review is a student-run journal based out of the McCourt School of Public Policy that publishes online articles and a peer-reviewed spring edition. Georgetown University_sentence_288

The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, established in 2000, is a student-managed, peer-reviewed Journal that publishes perspectives on current affairs and international relations from experts such as heads of states and renowned professors. Georgetown University_sentence_289

The Hoya, The Georgetown Voice, and The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs all run online blogs, and there are other popular blogs written about the school and its sports teams. Georgetown University_sentence_290

The Georgetown Academy, restarted in 2008 after a hiatus, targets traditionalist Catholic readers, and the Georgetown Review, founded in 2016, aims to bring a conservative and libertarian viewpoint to campus. Georgetown University_sentence_291

Other political publications include the Georgetown Progressive, an online publication run by the Georgetown University College Democrats, and Counterpoint Magazine, a liberal monthly founded in the spring of 2011. Georgetown University_sentence_292

The Fire This Time is Georgetown's minority newssource. Georgetown University_sentence_293

The Georgetown Heckler is a humor magazine founded on the Internet in 2003 by Georgetown students, releasing its first print issue in 2007. Georgetown University_sentence_294

The Gonzo was a former student humor magazine, published from 1993 to 1998. Georgetown University_sentence_295

The university has a campus-wide television station, GUTV, which began broadcasting in 1999. Georgetown University_sentence_296

The station hosts an annual student film festival in April for campus filmmakers. Georgetown University_sentence_297

WGTB, Georgetown's radio station, is available as a webcast and on 92.3 FM in certain dormitories. Georgetown University_sentence_298

The station was founded in 1946, and broadcast on 90.1 FM from 1960 to 1979, when university president Timothy S. Healy gave away the frequency and broadcast capabilities to the University of the District of Columbia because of WGTB's far left political orientation. Georgetown University_sentence_299

The station now broadcasts through the Internet in its headquarters in the Leavey Center. Georgetown University_sentence_300

Greek life Georgetown University_section_19

Although Jesuit schools are not obliged to disassociate from Greek systems, many do, and Georgetown University officially recognizes and funds only one of the many Greek organizations on campus, Alpha Phi Omega, the national co-ed community service fraternity. Georgetown University_sentence_301

Despite this, other Greek organizations exist on campus, however, none require members to live in fraternal housing. Georgetown University_sentence_302

Additionally, Georgetown University students are affiliated, in some cases, with fraternities at other nearby universities and colleges. Georgetown University_sentence_303

Active fraternities at Georgetown include Delta Phi Epsilon, a professional foreign service fraternity and sorority; Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional co-ed business fraternity; Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed community service fraternity; Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish social fraternity; and social fraternities Sigma Phi Epsilon, Zeta Psi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Georgetown University_sentence_304

Delta Phi Epsilon was founded at Georgetown in 1920, and members of their Alpha Chapter include Jesuits and several deans of the School of Foreign Service. Georgetown University_sentence_305

The Delta Phi Epsilon foreign service sorority, founded in 1973, is the only professional sorority active at Georgetown. Georgetown University_sentence_306

In October 2013 the first social Greek sorority came to the Georgetown campus with the Eta Tau chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, followed by the Theta Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta in the spring of 2014. Georgetown University_sentence_307

Georgetown's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi was established in 2002. Georgetown University_sentence_308

Sigma Phi Epsilon chartered its chapter as a general social fraternity in 2007. Georgetown University_sentence_309

The Omega Lambda chapter of professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi replaced Delta Sigma Pi, which lost its charter in 2006. Georgetown University_sentence_310

The Zeta Psi chapter, named Gamma Epsilon, was chartered in March 2009 after a year as a colony. Georgetown University_sentence_311

About 10 percent of undergraduate students participate in Greek life. Georgetown University_sentence_312

Events Georgetown University_section_20

Annual events on campus celebrate Georgetown traditions, culture, alumni, sports, and politics. Georgetown University_sentence_313

In late April, Georgetown University celebrates Georgetown Day. Georgetown University_sentence_314

Besides the full-day carnival, the day rewards the best professor of the year with the Dorothy Brown Award, as voted by students. Georgetown University_sentence_315

Halloween is celebrated with public viewings of alumnus William Peter Blatty's film The Exorcist, which takes place in the neighborhood surrounding the university. Georgetown University_sentence_316

Homecoming coincides with a home football game, and festivities such as tailgating and a formal dance are sponsored by the Alumni Association to draw past graduates back to campus. Georgetown University_sentence_317

The largest planned sports related celebration is the first basketball practice of the season. Georgetown University_sentence_318

Dubbed Midnight Madness, this event introduces the men's and women's basketball teams shortly after midnight on the first day the teams are allowed by NCAA rules to formally practice together. Georgetown University_sentence_319

The festivities include a dunk contest, a 3-point contest, a scrimmage, and a musical act. Georgetown University_sentence_320

Georgetown University hosts notable speakers each year, largely because of the success of the Georgetown Lecture Fund and the Office of Communications. Georgetown University_sentence_321

These are frequently important heads of state who visit Georgetown while in the capital, as well as scholars, authors, U.S. politicians, global business leaders, and religious figures. Georgetown University_sentence_322

Many prominent alumni are known to frequent the main campus. Georgetown University_sentence_323

The Office of the President hosts numerous symposia on religious topics, such as Nostra aetate, Pacem in terris, and the Building Bridges Seminar. Georgetown University_sentence_324

Athletics Georgetown University_section_21

Main article: Georgetown Hoyas Georgetown University_sentence_325

Georgetown fields 23 varsity teams and the Club Sports Board supports an additional 23 club teams. Georgetown University_sentence_326

The varsity teams participate in the NCAA's Division I. Georgetown University_sentence_327

The school generally competes in the Big East Conference, although the football team competes in the Division I FCS Patriot League, the sailing team in Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, and the rowing teams in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. Georgetown University_sentence_328

U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_329 News & World Report listed Georgetown's athletics program among the 20 best in the nation. Georgetown University_sentence_330

Georgetown's student athletes have a 94% graduation success rate, and over one-hundred have gone on to play professionally. Georgetown University_sentence_331

Georgetown has won two NCAA Division 1 team national championships and 23 NCAA Division 1 individual national championships. Georgetown University_sentence_332

The school's teams are called "Hoyas", a name whose origin is uncertain. Georgetown University_sentence_333

Sometime before 1893, students well versed in classical languages invented the mixed Greek and Latin chant of "Hoya Saxa", translating roughly as "what (or such) rocks." Georgetown University_sentence_334

The school's baseball team, then called the Stonewalls, began in 1870, and football in 1874, and the chant likely refers to one of these teams. Georgetown University_sentence_335

By the 1920s, the term "Hoyas" was used to describe groups on campus, and by 1928, campus sports writers started using it instead of the older team name, the "Hilltoppers." Georgetown University_sentence_336

The name was picked up in the local publications, and became official shortly after. Georgetown University_sentence_337

Jack the Bulldog has been the mascot of Georgetown athletics programs since 1962, and the school fight song is There Goes Old Georgetown. Georgetown University_sentence_338

The men's basketball team is particularly noteworthy as it won the NCAA championship in 1984 under coach John Thompson. Georgetown University_sentence_339

The current coach is Georgetown alumnus Patrick Ewing, who played in three Final Fours under coach Thompson from 1982 to 1985. Georgetown University_sentence_340

The team is tied for the most Big East conference tournament titles with seven, and has made twenty-seven NCAA tournament appearances. Georgetown University_sentence_341

Well-known former players include Ewing, Sleepy Floyd, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, Jeff Green, and Roy Hibbert. Georgetown University_sentence_342

Georgetown's NBA alumni are collectively among the highest earners from a single program. Georgetown University_sentence_343

Ewing was selected by the NBA as one of the 50 greatest players in the league's history. Georgetown University_sentence_344

The sailing team has won fourteen national championships since 2001, as well as one World Championship in match racing. Georgetown University_sentence_345

Over that time they have graduated 79 All-Americans and 6 College Sailors of the year. Georgetown University_sentence_346

Georgetown has been nationally successful in both cross country and track and field, and in 2011, the women's cross country team won Georgetown's second team NCAA Championship. Georgetown University_sentence_347

The rowing teams are perennial contenders as well for national titles. Georgetown University_sentence_348

The men's and women's lacrosse teams have both been ranked in the top ten nationally, as have both soccer teams, with the men winning Georgetown's third team national championship in 2019, and the women making the national quarterfinals in 2010 and the semifinals in 2016. Georgetown University_sentence_349

The rugby club team also made it to the Division II Final Four in 2005 and 2009. Georgetown University_sentence_350

In 2019, Georgetown won the women's team championship at the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association national tournament held at Syracuse University. Georgetown University_sentence_351

Alumni Georgetown University_section_22

Main article: List of Georgetown University alumni Georgetown University_sentence_352

Georgetown graduates have found success in a wide variety of fields, and have served at the heads of diverse institutions both in the public and private sector. Georgetown University_sentence_353

Immediately after graduation, about 73% of undergraduates enter the workforce, while others go on to additional education, as of 2017. Georgetown University_sentence_354

Georgetown graduates have been recipients of 27 Rhodes Scholarships 21 Marshall Scholarships, 33 Truman Scholarships, 14 Mitchell Scholarships, and 12 Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Georgetown University_sentence_355

Georgetown is among the nation's top producers of Fulbright Scholars, with 429 over its history, and produced more than any other institution in the 2019–2020 academic year. Georgetown University_sentence_356

Georgetown is also one of the top-ten yearly producers of Peace Corps volunteers as of 2016. Georgetown University_sentence_357

Graduates of the McDonough School of Business have the highest starting salaries, at $70,606, and alumni in general have a median starting salary of $61,681 with a median mid-career salary of $129,500. Georgetown University_sentence_358

Government and International relations are the top two most popular undergraduate majors, and many students go on to careers in politics. Georgetown University_sentence_359

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton is a 1968 graduate of the School of Foreign Service, while President Lyndon Baines Johnson attended Georgetown Law for a semester in 1934. Georgetown University_sentence_360

Two current elected heads of state are alumni: Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia, and Željko Komšić, one of the tripartite Presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who attended a leadership seminar in 2003. Georgetown University_sentence_361

Former world leaders include Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of the Philippines, and José Manuel Barroso, Prime Minister of Portugal. Georgetown University_sentence_362

King Felipe VI of Spain, King Abdullah II of Jordan and his son Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan, and Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud of the Saudi Arabia royal family are among the royals who attended Georgetown. Georgetown University_sentence_363

Qatari heir-apparent Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is also an alumnus of the university's Qatar campus. Georgetown University_sentence_364

Seven alumni serve in the United States Senate, and twenty-one in the House of Representatives. Georgetown University_sentence_365

Current congressional alumni include Dick Durbin, Senate minority whip, and Steny Hoyer, House majority leader. Georgetown University_sentence_366

On the U.S. Georgetown University_sentence_367 Supreme Court, alumni include former Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and former Chief Justice Edward Douglass White. Georgetown University_sentence_368

Georgetown's alumni include more U.S. diplomats than any other university, including former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who attended the graduate school, and former CIA Director George Tenet and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who both attended the SFS. Georgetown University_sentence_369

Hoya Battalion, the school's ROTC program, was ranked as the best in the country in 2012 for preparing cadets for military service, and graduates have gone on to head military organizations on both the domestic and international level, such as former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, former National Security Advisor General James L. Jones, and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford. Georgetown University_sentence_370

Finance and economics are the third and fourth most popular undergraduate majors, and almost a quarter of graduates start careers at consulting or financial services firms. Georgetown University_sentence_371

The university is among the top ten alma maters reported by current Wall Street banking employees as of June 2020 according to surveys of LinkedIn data. Georgetown University_sentence_372

Citigroup was the most commonly reported employer, and their former CEO Charles Prince is a graduate of the Law School, as is Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, while Mary Callahan Erdoes, current CEO of J.P. Georgetown University_sentence_373 Morgan Asset Management attended Georgetown College. Georgetown University_sentence_374

Other common employers include Deloitte, Oracle, and PwC. Georgetown University_sentence_375

Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics franchises, is among four other undergraduate alumni who own professional sports teams, making Georgetown the most popular undergraduate university for major North American sports franchise owners. Georgetown University_sentence_376

Over 80% of theater major graduates go onto careers in that industry, including Tony Award winners John Guare and Jack Hofsiss. Georgetown University_sentence_377

Actor, director, and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Bradley Cooper is also a graduate of Georgetown and its English program. Georgetown University_sentence_378

Actors/comedians Carl Reiner, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, and Mike Birbiglia also graduated from Georgetown. Georgetown University_sentence_379

Georgetown has also produced numerous Pulitzer Prize, Edward R. Murrow Award, and Peabody Award recipients in journalism and media, including The Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus and NPR correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro. Georgetown University_sentence_380

Savannah Guthrie, current co-anchor of the Today Show, is also a graduate of the Law School. Georgetown University_sentence_381

Scientists include award-winning biophysicist Karen Fleming, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert R. Redfield, neuroscientist and distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Solomon H. Snyder, NASA astronaut and astrophysicist John-David Bartoe, and National Medal of Science laureate astronomer Vera Rubin. Georgetown University_sentence_382


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