School Spotlight: Georgetown University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Located in the heart of our nation’s capital, it’s not surprising that Georgetown places such a great emphasis on global awareness. Through majors such as Biology of Global Health and Science, Technology, & International Affairs, the university’s 6,900 full-time undergraduates will be well-prepared to graduate as global citizens. In addition to offering study abroad programs in 57 countries, the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university provides coursework in over 20 foreign languages. If you’ve ever wanted to study Arabic, Portuguese, or Ukrainian, now’s your chance! Students are directly admitted to one of the university’s four undergraduate schools, although interdisciplinary study is highly encouraged. Students in the School of Business can take courses in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, while those enrolled in Georgetown College can pursue classes in the School of Foreign Service. Students can also take community-based learning courses, which integrate academics and service through partnerships with non-profit organizations in the DC area. While it’s not entirely clear how the term “Hoyas” came about, the hundreds of student-athletes who represent the University are undeniably passionate about their team, and infuse campus with a strong sense of school spirit.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.