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Begun in 1789 as a small gathering of 12 students and a handful of professors, Georgetown today is a thriving student-centered, international, research university. Distinguished faculty combine scholarship and professional experience as diplomats, public health officials, economists, authors and scientists to foster every student's full potential.
Schools and programs
Georgetown University comprises four undergraduate schools, three graduate and professional schools, professional development programs and certificates, medical residencies and other programs predicated on the liberal arts tradition at the heart of the institution.
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Academic areas
To be part of the academic experience at Georgetown is to join a dialogue of depth and dimension. Few universities in the world offer the extraordinary range and diversity of academic areas that students enjoy at Georgetown.
International exchanges
Georgetown takes great pride in its international character and is recognized as a national leader in international learning, providing overseas study opportunities for its students and hosting international students and scholars on campus. The International Initiatives Program enhances our international signature by promoting, sustaining, and creating faculty development opportunities within a global and international context.
University faculty
Our distinguished faculty include renowned scholars and U.S. and international professionals who bring to the classroom a lifetime of experience. Dedicated to the art of teaching, of sharing knowledge and skills of their disciplines, the faculty are also deeply involved in the work of making and applying new knowledge through research.
Georgetown librarians blend traditional library services with advances in information technology in support of the learning and teaching needs of our undergraduate and graduate students and faculty. Email and live chat help services are provided, and all libraries maintain robust reference and instructional programs to assist students and faculty in their learning and research.
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Covering New Ground
Environmental historian John McNeill approaches subjects from both narrow and broad perspectives to better understand the relationship between people and nature.
University Headlines
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Renowned scholar, preacher and public intellectual joins Georgetown faculty.
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Campus Events
» Jul 19: School Choice in the Nation's Capitol
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Hoya Facts
The first female students attended Georgetown University in 1880-1881 in the Medical Department, as our Medical School was then called.