Georgetown University located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. is the oldest Catholic Jesuit university in the United States. Founded in 1789 on the same year the American Constitution was enforced, it initially started with just a handful of teachers and students. Today, it holds the distinct reputation of being a highly esteemed international research university that includes four undergraduate schools, a plethora of highly regarded graduate programs, a law school and a medical school.
Deeply rooted in its Catholic beginnings, the university aims to provide education that combines scholastic excellence with a deep religious faith in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Georgetown offers its students undergraduate degrees in a variety of majors in its four undergraduate schools. It also grants Master’s and Doctoral degrees through its distinguished schools; namely, Georgetown College; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Law Center; Robert E. McDonough School of Business; Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; School of Medicine; School of Nursing and Health Studies and School for Continuing Studies. It also maintains a Continuing Professional Education program that allows students who may not be able to attend regular classes at the main campus to complete their courses in other satellite campuses within the state.
For academic year 2009-2010, cost of tuition at Georgetown University is US$38,616 for full-time undergraduate students; US$36,744 for graduate students; US$41,952 for MBA students; US$43,750 for Law students; and US$42,803 for students taking up Medicine.
Students who may find the cost of tuition too burdensome can get Financial Aid by way of loans, grants, employment, or scholarships.
On-campus housing facilities are provided by the university. Those who want to live off campus though can seek the school’s assistance is finding a place to stay.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Georgetown University.