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School Spotlight: Georgetown University

Emily Toffelmire

Written by Emily Toffelmireon June 1st, 2020

I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. As a school counselor, I assisted students in the college application process and wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, while also helping them and their families cope with any emotional, social, and academic concerns throughout the year. I transitioned from the high school setting to the admissions office when I joined the University of Southern California as an assistant director, reading freshmen and transfer applications and collaborating on admission decisions for over 150 majors, including the liberal arts, engineering, business, cinema, and the fine and performing arts. I subsequently took on the role of senior assistant director in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where I coordinated the division's Mork, Stamps, Trustee, Presidential and Dean's merit scholarship selection process, as well as recruitment publications and outreach, and traveled everywhere from Honolulu to Miami presenting to and interviewing hundreds of applicants each year.
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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. Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Georgetown University Getting the Most Out of a College Visit


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